Katchka: Understanding the Flipped Classroom

Flipped Classroom

Pamela Katchka, an academic trainer and consultant for Pearson eCollege, has a two part post on Understanding the Flipped Classroom over at Faculty Focus.  Part one takes a look at the history of of the flipped classroom  while part two addresses what must be done to teach effectively in a flipped classroom environment.

Kachka concludes by saying:

Trends come and go in education. Flipping a classroom is not a new concept to education. Using video lectures to present lecture content as homework, thus freeing up valuable face-to-face class time is the latest trend born out of a years old method. If the concept is good enough to exist for years and years, updating it for 21st century learning seems, at face value, to be a pretty good idea. It does take a little work, but planning, implementing and revising are all doable tasks and each effort builds a block upon which the next term can be built.

Both posts provide a thoughtful examination of this blended learning approach and are well worth the time to read them.

Here are links to the posts:

Faculty Focus: Understanding the Flipped Classroom: Part 1

Faculty Focus: Understanding the Flipped Classroom: Part 2

Other TIPS for Faculty posts on Flipped Classrooms.

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.
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