Everybody's Flippin' - An Update on The Flipped Classroom

10:30 am on Tuesday, October 30, 2012
12:00 pm on Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Kenmore Conference Room, 1 Silber Way, 9th floor
A big driver for the flipped classroom has been the availability of online videos and the growth of broadband internet. It is important not to conflate videos with a flipped class, however. The idea of flipping the classroom is simply to move the transfer of content to the asynchronous "home work" and use class time for embedding knowledge through problem-solving (the old homework) and engaging activities. The effectiveness of interactive engagement, compared with passive-student lecture methods, is now supported by plenty of evidence. So how do you flip? Pre-classroom videos are now easy to produce or re-use from a variety of sources (You Tube, MIT OCW, Khan Academy, etc.), so they have become the popular flip aid. The bigger question is what you do in class! We will discuss examples and stories, which I will bring from my own experience, blogs and publications. Lorena Barba, ENG