I compiled the graphs below by reading through students' open-ended responses to the underlined question. Some comments fit multiple categories, which is why the total number is much higher than my roster of 83 students. No remarkable surprises here, although I believe that more than 16 students benefitted from the ability to rewatch video lessons ... but that was not always the most helpful feature.
Oh, and how about those 2 students from the part 1 blog post who felt that my system was "not as good" as traditional systems? How did they answer this question?
"I enjoy reading a text book and getting lectures on topics and feel having tests is easier for me to learn. While the flipped classroom had need2knows i feel like one big test after a unit would be more practical for myself because i think i can learn more from that. The style of teaching was different and i was not used to it but it was helpful. However i feel the method of teaching was not the best for my style of learning."
"Sometimes the videos were a little long."
So apparently one girl would just rather get classic lectures and textbook assignments. For her that would probably work fine: she has the confidence, attention, and poise to raise her hand whenever she needs clarification. The other girl did not have much to say, and if that's her worst complaint then perhaps she checked the wrong box on the 'job approval' question!
One more question to explore. In April, I shifted my form of assessment for various reasons. Instead of 10-minute quizzes in class with a summative assessment later, I combined them into a GoogleForm comprehension check (kind of EdPuzzle-lite).
"I really really hate answering longer need2knows question as homework on a googleform."
"SOMETIMES IT DIDNT SAVE!!!!!!! And that caused a lot of emotions :("
"I thought this was the best system because each short quiz was leading up to the big unit objective, so you would take all the short quizes until you got 100 and knew everything and then by the time you had to write the unit objective you already knew all the answers"
I got several responses similar to that last one, which shows they knew what I was aiming for: true mastery of the information and ideas.