The notion of the “flipped classroom” has been surfacing in teaching and learning listservs and publications for the last couple of years. The term refers to courses where the traditional components (lectures and homework) are reversed; that is, course content is delivered outside of class time (for example, via lectures delivered as podcasts or screencasts) leaving class time free for active learning activities (such as discussions, debates, demonstrations, and so on). We will look at examples of flipped classrooms from our own and other institutions and identify how flipping a classroom can be part of a blended course design that increases students’ engagement and learning. We will demonstrate some current tools that can be used to support the delivery of content outside of class.
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