FLIPPING TO
OPEN
Brenda Ravenscroft, Queen’s
University
Co-authors
Ulemu Luhanga, research
assistant
 Bev King, Manager of Arts and
Science Online @ Queen’s

Flipping to Open
How blended learning is changing
the traditional lecture course
How open resources and
approaches are tra...
Flipping to Open
How the principle of openness –
and its associated values – is
permeating the traditional closed
culture ...
Case Study: BL Project
Large, introductory courses
 400 -1,800 students per course
 11 courses: 9,000 enrolments
 Goals...
Blended Learning
Purposeful and complementary
integration of face-to-face
learning with online learning
activities
(Garris...
“Flipped” Framework
Focus on active and collaborative
learning in classroom
 Fundamental information through
readings and...
Tradition
The Sage on the Stage
Tradition
Autonomy, independence –
content, activities, assessment
 Instructor evaluation
 Seeking help = weakness
 “Te...
The Door is Closed
BL Project  Change…
Departmental Discussion
Proposal requires departmental
endorsement
 Memo of agreement – instructor,
Department Head, Facu...
Curriculum
Review/Approval
Department Curriculum
Committee
 Faculty Curriculum Committee


Students
Instructors

from ...
Team Development
Instructor(s)
 Instructional Designer
 Educational Technologist
 Faculty Office
 Teaching Assistants
...
Integrating Services
Library
 Copyright expert
 Registrar’s office – timetabling,
space
 IT Services

Consultation
Expert colleagues
 Student assistants
 Subsequent courses

Resources
Public review - publisher
presentations of e-resources
 Inclusion of open resources
 Student feedback  improv...
Building Community
Regular informal gatherings to
share experiences and
knowledge, discuss instructional
methods, guest sp...
Evaluation
CLASSE to measure student
engagement
 Report  debrief  changes in
design
 Publicize research

Tradition vs Blended
Teaching  learning
 Spending  investing
 Short-term  sustainable
 Independence 
interdependenc...
The Future?
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  1. 1. FLIPPING TO OPEN Brenda Ravenscroft, Queen’s University
  2. 2. Co-authors Ulemu Luhanga, research assistant  Bev King, Manager of Arts and Science Online @ Queen’s 
  3. 3. Flipping to Open How blended learning is changing the traditional lecture course How open resources and approaches are transforming blended courses How instructors and institutions are becoming less suspicious of openness
  4. 4. Flipping to Open How the principle of openness – and its associated values – is permeating the traditional closed culture and creating a cultural shift
  5. 5. Case Study: BL Project Large, introductory courses  400 -1,800 students per course  11 courses: 9,000 enrolments  Goals:  enhance student engagement improve student learning outcomes
  6. 6. Blended Learning Purposeful and complementary integration of face-to-face learning with online learning activities (Garrison & Vaughn, 2008)
  7. 7. “Flipped” Framework Focus on active and collaborative learning in classroom  Fundamental information through readings and online 
  8. 8. Tradition
  9. 9. The Sage on the Stage
  10. 10. Tradition Autonomy, independence – content, activities, assessment  Instructor evaluation  Seeking help = weakness  “Team”: sequential, coordination of grades 
  11. 11. The Door is Closed
  12. 12. BL Project  Change…
  13. 13. Departmental Discussion Proposal requires departmental endorsement  Memo of agreement – instructor, Department Head, Faculty Office 
  14. 14. Curriculum Review/Approval Department Curriculum Committee  Faculty Curriculum Committee  Students Instructors from other Departments
  15. 15. Team Development Instructor(s)  Instructional Designer  Educational Technologist  Faculty Office  Teaching Assistants 
  16. 16. Integrating Services Library  Copyright expert  Registrar’s office – timetabling, space  IT Services 
  17. 17. Consultation Expert colleagues  Student assistants  Subsequent courses 
  18. 18. Resources Public review - publisher presentations of e-resources  Inclusion of open resources  Student feedback  improved pedagogy 
  19. 19. Building Community Regular informal gatherings to share experiences and knowledge, discuss instructional methods, guest speakers  Opening course websites  Sharing articles on effective practices 
  20. 20. Evaluation CLASSE to measure student engagement  Report  debrief  changes in design  Publicize research 
  21. 21. Tradition vs Blended Teaching  learning  Spending  investing  Short-term  sustainable  Independence  interdependence  Solo  teamwork  Private  sharing, public 
  22. 22. The Future?

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