flipped classroom

Flipped Classroom 101: Reasons to Flip Your Course

As an instructor, you want to make the most of students’ time in your classroom. Rather than spend your time on basic questions, you want students to engage with activities and discussions that accomplish your higher-level learning goals. What’s more, you want your students to come to the classroom prepared, ready to contribute, and willing to collaborate. How can you promote this kind of environment in your classroom? With the flipped-classroom model, you can use your experience and expertise, in combination with blended-learning techniques, to create an active classroom environment filled with learners ready to discuss, debate, and offer Read More…


Seven Reasons the Flipped Classroom Matters

Guest Contributors: Marc Alan Sperber, MS and Craig Dane Roberts, PhD, both of Duke University. Evidence supports that active learning environments help to improve student’s grades and reduce the number of failing students. Further evidence supports that certain flipped classroom models can enable students to reach the highest levels of learning as they actively and collaboratively focus on solving complex real-world problems during class sessions. Marc Sperber and Craig Roberts work with faculty at Duke University and beyond to help them employ an approach to the flipped classroom that provides instructors with a framework for achieving the Seven Principles Read More…


Flipping the College Classroom: Your Guide

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

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EDUCAUSE 2014: Our Top Five Hot Topics to Watch

As EDUCAUSE 2014 approaches, our excitement grows ever stronger. The atmosphere always energizes us, and gets us even more enthusiastic about the ways we can work together to transform the learning experience for today’s students. Before we pack our bags, we’ve been scanning the schedule, and we’ve noted some of our “topics to watch” at the conference. We’ve shared them below. What topics are you going to follow and engage with at EDUCAUSE 2014? Let us know in the comments!

Hot Topics in IT and Education—Covered at EDUCAUSE 2014

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Professors Team Up with Enhanced WebAssign® to Support Self-Paced Learning in Developmental Math

Jerome Murray and Jim Anderson are math professors at Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio. They wanted to redesign a portion of Clark State’s Developmental Math program to include courses that allowed students to work at their own pace as well as have the option of completing the entire developmental math program within a year. With these objectives in mind, Jerome and Jim set out to find a digital learning solution that would provide self-paced instruction and promote critical thinking skills. They also needed a solution that they could use in other math courses. “We wanted a learning Read More…


Using the Latest Apps for a Dynamic Class Experience

Whether you’re flipping your classroom or simply seeking ways to increase student engagement, you may be looking for new tools that will help you accomplish your goals. And, as you likely already know, using the latest apps can be one way to create new and exciting learning experiences in your online or on-ground course. In the presentation “Flip and MOOC Out Your Hybrid/Blended Courses” from the 2014 Course Technology Conference, Frances Rampey of Wilson Community College discussed a number of apps that will help you create a lively, engaging presentation that draws students into the topics you’re covering. We’ve shared Read More…


Tips for Flipping Your Hybrid and Blended Courses

Instructors in a variety of settings are implementing flipped-classroom strategies and techniques into their courses. And, if reader response to Engaging Minds posts is any indication, many more instructors are intrigued by the concept of the flipped classroom and want to explore the opportunities it might open up for active learning, collaboration, and increased student engagement. In the presentation “Flip and MOOC Out Your Hybrid/Blended Courses” from the 2014 Course Technology Conference, Frances Rampey of Wilson Community College discusses tools, techniques, and methods that she has successfully used to incorporate principles of flipped teaching methodology into hybrid or blended courses. (She also Read More…


Flipping Your Final Exam

A financial statement analysis project can be assigned as a capstone event at the end of a Managerial Accounting business core course. Many Intro Managerial texts conclude with a financial statement analysis chapter. However, one wonders how many instructors utilize that chapter either because of a perceived lack of relevance or because such material got previously covered in the Intro Financial Accounting course. Therefore, Michael J. Krause decided to revisit Financial Accounting. Using common-size and ratio analysis, he created a final exam assignment that would hopefully link Managerial Accounting to lessons typically associated with Financial Accounting.

 
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Discussion on the “Digital Difference”: Cengage Learning at SXSWedu

During the SXSWedu Conference & Festival, Cengage Learning hosted a meetup on the topic of the “digital difference,” addressing the topic of connecting your academic aims with your students’ digital desires. Members of TeamUP, Cengage Learning’s peer-to-peer faculty development group, facilitated the discussions and gleaned many insights and opinions from the attendees. Read on to discover what some of your colleagues had to say on these dynamic topics!   On the “flipped model” of instruction… 

     “Connection is the most important thing. It gives purpose and meaning in our lives. Connect students to each other, the teacher,
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Experience-Backed Ideas for the Flipped Classroom

Is “implementing the flipped classroom model” on your list of goals for 2014? Whether it’s your first time teaching by this model or you’re just starting to investigate its possibilities, you may have a number of questions before you begin to put it to use in your own courses. What tools and assignments best suit and support this model? What if students registered for the course don’t have the tools they need to complete assignments or participate in the activities? What if students don’t listen to (or watch) your recorded lectures? And, now that you’re not lecturing in class as often (if at all), Read More…