8 Resources for Using Flipped Classrooms

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flipped-classroom-logo“Flipped Classroom” is one of the buzzwords of the 21st Century teacher, but what does it really mean?  The term describes a teaching model where the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed.  It is oftentimes associated with blended classrooms and active learning.

In a flipped class, the instructor creates or curates a collection of  high-quality audio-visual lecture materials for students to review outside of class. The students review the information in the lecture materials at their own pace to prepare for  higher-level learning activities in class. During classtime, the instructor guides students through active, collaborative activities where the information students reviewed in the online lectures is analyzed, evaluated, and used to create meaning or new information.

Although this model has much potential for improving learning outcomes by addressing the multiple modalities through which  students learn, flipped classrooms take substantial planning to implement effectively. To learn more about this popular teaching model, and if it is right for your students, we recommend reviewing the following resources.

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About Megan Hamilton

In my current role as an Educational Assistant in web enhanced learning, I provide high-level support to faculty in the use of Blackboard and other web-based software to enhance teaching and learning. I have served as one of MATC's Blackboard Administrators for 6 years and have 10 years of experience in web development/visual communications.

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  1. I’ve been trying to flip, but am becoming a bit jaded about all the discussion of this “trend”. I ask, how is flipping different from what we used to call “Homework”? Also, I’ve become frustrated that our computer labs still unilaterally block YouTube even though there are educational alternatives offered. (i.e. unblocking channels that are on an approved “education” list)

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