If you're interested in an alternative classroom model which aims to provide more support for learners applying knowledge, this post is worth a gander. This is perhaps more relevant as we move toward a day when all learners have their own laptops, unless you're already there of course. A well-balanced article looking at this idea of changing the use of homework and classwork time.
Update: 30th March 2012
This infographic gives a comprehensive overview of the flipped classroom model in a visually-friendly format.
Created by Knewton and Column Five Media