Wondering how to flip the classroom—and, more specifically, if you should flip your classroom? Listen to the Flipping the College Classroom podcast series, and learn alongside experts Marc Alan Sperber, MS and Craig Dane Roberts, PhD of Duke University. In each episode, they’ll share their experiences and best practices for flipping the classroom, using teaching strategies based on the Seven Principles of Effective Education. Episodes include:

• “Why We Flip”
• “Pieces of the Puzzle”
• “Acquiring Knowledge”
• “Assuring They are Ready”
• “Applying Knowledge”

Listen and learn how to flip your classroom

All five podcasts have now been released. Click each player below to listen:

»Episode 1: “Why We Flip”

In the first episode, “Why We Flip,” Marc and Craig define what a flipped classroom is, and they describe what drew them to the flipped classroom method of teaching.
Play Episode 1: "Why We Flip"

»Episode 2: “Pieces of the Puzzle”

In this episode of the Flipping the College Classroom podcast series, Marc Alan Sperber and Craig Dane Roberts discuss what a flipped classroom is—and what it isn’t. They also share examples of how this method can work—and succeed—in your class.
Play Episode 2: "Pieces of the Puzzle"

»Episode 3: “Acquiring Knowledge”

Marc and Craig discuss the first phase of the flipped classroom: knowledge acquisition. Learn how to ensure that students build knowledge effectively and achieve your desired learning outcomes—all while developing a sense of ownership, responsibility, and self efficacy within the learning process.

Play Episode 3: "Acquiring Knowledge"

»Episode 4: “Assuring They are Ready”

Episode 4 explores the second phase of the flipped classroom: readiness assurance. Learn how you can make sure that every student is on the same page once they arrive to class, and that they’re ready for the next phase: knowledge application.

Play Episode 4: "Assuring They are Ready"

»Episode 5: “Applying Knowledge”

In this episode, you’ll learn about the final and culminating phase of the flipped classroom—knowledge application—in which you enable students to apply base concepts to complex problems during class.

Play Episode 5: "Applying Knowledge"

About the hosts of the Flipping the College Classroom podcasts

Marc Alan Sperber, MS (Instructional Technology), Duke University School of Nursing
As an educational technologies consultant at Duke University, Marc designs innovative residential, online and international courses, consults with faculty on the best practices in instructional design and technology integration for classroom and distance-based courses, co-leads the Distance Education Special Interest Group at Duke and serves on a university-wide online course assessment committee. Educational technology projects have sent Marc to China and Tanzania. He has a master’s degree in instructional technology and distance learning administration, and previous experience as a marketing research analyst, music magazine publisher/editor-in-chief and TV commercial film editor.

Craig Dane Roberts, PhD (Neuroscience), Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
A Duke University faculty member in both neuroscience and education, Craig’s research expertise lies in how our brains encode and store sensory information. In education, he leads, evaluates and advises on institutional initiatives to adopt novel educational technologies and practices – including flipped, collaborative and competency-based approaches. Craig directs learning innovation and global ventures at the Duke Institute of Brain Sciences, including the development of scientific research and education programs in Shanghai.