In “flipped classes” students use technology at home to watch online video lectures, demonstrations, and explanations of assignments. Class time is spent doing what is traditionally called “homework." The teacher in a flipped classroom is a learning facilitator, able to work one-to-one with students, clarify assignments, and offer help as needed. Classmates can work together on in-class assignments, engage in discussions, or collaborate on projects. A major benefit is that teachers spend more time working directly with students instead of lecturing to them. The downside is the need for access to technology and the student’s own motivation to watch the videos. A good article on what a flipped classroom is, and what it is not, is on http://www.thedailyriff.com/articles/the-flipped-class-conversation-689.php.
The purpose of this FLC on-going from 2012-13, will be to continue to:
Tentative Dates: Weeks of September 9, September 30, October 21, November 18, December 16.
Jeanne Anderson, Center for Information Media.
James Heiman, English
Mark Petzold, Electrical and Computer Engineering
William Branson, Mathematics and Statistics
Jean Hoff, Atmospheric and Hydrologic Sciences
Stephanie Houdek, Academic Learning Center
Kristen Carlson, Information Technology Services