Flipping the College Classroom Podcasts

How—and Why—to Flip the College Classroom

In order to spur on active learning and student engagement, a good number of college instructors have implemented the flipped-classroom model of teaching in their courses. As a result, they’ve seen positive results such as increased attendance, higher levels of student engagement and self efficacy, and improved performance on examinations… all while still managing to cover all the material they would have covered in a traditional, lecture-based course. Sound promising? If you’re like 41% of the Engaging Minds readers who responded to a recent poll about flipping the college classroom, other instructors’ successes have raised your interest in trying the flipped-classroom model of teaching for yourself. And if that’s Read More…


Applying Knowledge in the Flipped Classroom: Best Practices

What’s your measure of student success? Is it simply that students can achieve a particular score on your midterms and finals? Or, would you like to see them applying their newfound knowledge, engaging around real-life issues, and collaborating to create solutions to challenging problems? If you prefer the latter, there’s good news: flipped-classroom methods can help you achieve these higher-order learning goals.  

Flip your classroom using proven teaching strategies

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How to Get Students Ready for Your Flipped Classroom

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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How to Start Designing Your Flipped Classroom

Are you often challenged by students’ lack of preparation for class? Seeking ways to reach, and engage, your students? Flipped-classroom teaching methodologies may help you deal with these concerns.
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The Flipped Classroom: Building Student Engagement and Success

Perhaps you’ve heard a lot of buzz around “flipping the classroom,” but it’s brought a lot of questions to mind: Is it just a matter of watching videos before class, and completing homework in class? If I choose to flip my course, will I be able to cover all my course content without that in-class lecture? Will students participate? And, Will students give me poor course evaluations because they aren’t receiving the kind of classroom lecture-and-assignment format that they expect?

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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”

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