The Flipped Classroom


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The Flipped Classroom

  1. 1. Incorporating technology to increase engagement and deepen learning Kelly Jones, Ph.D. College of Continuing and Professional Studies Mercer University
  2. 2. What is a flipped classroom? • “The flipped classroom is about using the in- class time with your students to explore and expand on the course content they were exposed to before class.” – Duke University, Center for Instructional Technology • Allows for application, practice, problem solving, and team learning
  3. 3. What is a flipped classroom? • Also called an inverted class, or reversed class • Platform/design/structure Lecture Application Homework (building on lecture) Application Guided Practice Lecture becomes homework
  4. 4. What is a flipped classroom? • A design that increases guided practice • A blend of direct instruction and constructivism • A model that requires students to prepare for class • A way to use class time to put content into context ▫ Guided Practice Direct Instruction Outside of Class Follow-Up Interaction & Activities A Flipped Classroom
  5. 5. Why should we flip? • To help our students become better readers • To encourage students to prepare for class • To focus on critical thinking and application • To nurture team learning • Other ideas?
  6. 6. What should we flip? • Lectures? • Readings? • Exams? • Other ideas?
  7. 7. How should we flip? • Outside of class: ▫ Video, audio, screencasts, guided reading connected with online interaction • In class: ▫ Jigsaw ▫ Student-led activities ▫ Role playing ▫ Guided practice ▫ Reading?
  8. 8. What challenges might we face? • If students don’t do their part, flipping will not work • We need to connect with students between classes • Not all students have mobile devices • Not all faculty have mobile devices • Students must actively participate in class • Others?
  9. 9. Ideas for Discussion
  10. 10. Resources • • Blogs (Wordpress or Blogger) • Wikispaces • Weebly • • JING/Snag-It • PollEverywhere • Edmodo • Blackboard