Thursday, March 8, 2012

Flipping the Classroom!

Lately, maybe you've heard of "flipping" the classroom - or maybe you've already flipped yours! Basically it's a "reversal" of the standard use of class time to "deliver" course content.

So in a flipped class, students are learning the material independently outside of class and class time is used for activities like q & a, small groups comparing their interpretations of material, problem-solving, games, etc.There's no a cookie-cutter; there are many models for using class time this way, and as Andrew Martin points out in the Chronicle of Higher Ed, it's not new. The comments also bring in some interesting points about context and learning styles on both sides: 
http://chronicle.com/article/How-Flipping-the-Classroom/130857/

And here's a YouTube video from Penn State that walks through the basic logistics of Flipping the Classroom:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26pxh_qMppE&context=C4ea3421ADvjVQa1PpcFNGoyORoBG1wYMoVa2PVKUB5cmNm3i_uAI= .

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