As readers here may have observed, in the past 12 months I have become especially interested in, and an advocate for, “reverse instruction” or the “flipped classroom.” It is also known as “teacher vodcasting” and has other descriptions also.
In this format, teachers who lecture record those lectures on video, perhaps with a webcam, or sometimes with a narrated powerpoint and assign video lecture-watching and note-taking for homework. Alternatively, sometimes teachers assign for homework lectures by others, perhaps from Khan Academy or MIT Open courseware or some other other source. In class, then, what was previously the traditional homework– students applying their learning to challenging problems– becomes the classtime activity. Homework and class-time are thus flipped, or reversed.
The topic has been much discussed and hotly debated in certain corners of the educational blogosphere of late.
This week, Wednesday at 12noon Pacific time, 2pm Chicago time, Scott McLeod from Iowa State will host and facilitate a webinar conversation about the flipped classroom, and I am pleased to have been invited to participate and contribute.
Information about this event is available here.
Or, check in directly to the webinar at this link: https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/flippedclassroom
If you are interested in learning more and observe the range of opinions about “flipping,” you can check out the following links to thoughts from the following who are all panelists in Wednesday’s webinar:
- Jonathan Bergmann
- Karl Fisch
- Jerrid Kruse
- Sylvia Martinez
- Pam Moran
- Frank Noschese
- Ira Socol
- David Truss
- Reverse Instruction: Dan Pink and Karl’s “Fisch Flip”
- Salman Khan, Transformer
- The Flipped Classroom Advances: Developments in Reverse Learning and Instruction
- Reverse Instruction: 21 slides, 5 minutes
- Let’s use video to reinvent education: Salman Khan’s NAIS talk (now on TED)
- Mistaken Binaries: 2 great pieces in Chron of Higher Ed on Blended Learning Opportunities
- Khan Academy: Where Does it Fit?