In order to truly participate in a flipped classroom setting, students must come to class prepared. This, of course, takes motivation and initiative on their part. So, what can you, the instructor, do to set expectations that ensure students’ readiness? And, how can you foster the type of environment that encourages students to hold themselves accountable to those expectations?

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Flipping the College Classroom: A Free Podcast Series from Cengage Learning
In “Assuring They are Ready,” episode 4 of the Flipping the College Classroom podcast series, Craig Roberts and Marc Sperber explore the second phase of their approach to flipping the classroom: readiness assurance. Learn how you can verify that every student is on the same page once they arrive to class, and then confirm that they’re ready for the next phase: knowledge application. In this episode, Craig and Marc also share several flipped-classroom teaching strategies that promote active learning and engaged dialogue around your course concepts.

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Looking to learn more about how to flip, and make your class look like this? Register for Marc and Craig’s one-hour virtual workshop on reasons why you should flip your classroom… and how to do it at 1 PM ET on Thursday, November 20th.

About the “Flipping the College Classroom” Podcast and Webinar Contributors

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.