Center for the Advancement of Innovative Teaching

Flipped Classroooms

      

The concept of the “flipped” classroom is gaining popularity in classrooms across the nation. In this, the model is "flipped" whereby students view videos and related lecture material outside of regular classroom hours and come together during classroom time to complete application exercises (what was once "homework"), discuss concepts with their peers and seek clarification if necessary.  The teacher's role moves away from being the disseminator of information to that of a facilitator, addressing gaps in knowledge and engaging students in active learning strategies.

There is much discussion in higher education on flipped classrooms.

Some good resources can be found at the following sites:

1)     http://blended-classrooms.wikispaces.com/The+Flipped+Classroom

2)     http://digitalsandbox.weebly.com/flipped-classroom.html

3)    Julie Anne Schell of the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has a good discussion going in her blog: http://blog.peerinstruction.net/2012/04/20/how-do-i-get-my-students-to-prepare-before-coming-to-a-flipped-class/

4)    Educause: Seven Things You Should Know about Flipped Classrooms: http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7081.pdf