This week the Horizon Report was released and it named the Flipped Classroom as one of the six key trends in Higher Education. The Horizon Report is a comprehensive research venture established in 2002, which identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have a large impact in education in the coming five years. The Horizon Report is published by the New Media Consortium (http://www.nmc.org/), a community of experts in education technology.
You can read the whole report by clicking HERE. Scroll down to page 38 to see the portion about the flipped classroom.
See the video below which is a preview of the report. The discussion about the flipped classroom starts at 1:34