At the next UCITE session we will have Professor Mark Frydenberg from Bentley University to advise us on how best to utilize the 'flipped classroom' model.
In a flipped classroom students typically review lecture material online prior to a class session, and spend time in class working on problems or exercises. It has drawn much recent attention as a way to create better learning experiences for students. But assigning students to watch videos at home is only one piece of the flipped classroom experience. There are a number of other issues to consider such as: What do you do with the extra hour of class time that you have because you're not lecturing? What value can faculty add to videos in order to promote student learning? What might a physical flipped classroom look like? How do you deal with students who are unfamiliar with this format and may be resistant to it?
This session will present an implementation of the flipped classroom pedagogy in three academically diverse sections of a first-year introduction to information technology course, specifically focusing on how these techniques facilitated students’ experiences learning Excel concepts. A survey given to students who completed the course suggests that they found the instructional methods captured their interests, challenged them, and contributed to their learning. We will also look at best practices when creating a flipped classroom.
Prof. Frydenberg has an article on the Huffington Post website titled The Flipped Classroom: It's Got to Be Done Right where he talks about this model of teaching that you may wish to read prior to his presentation He will also be available for much of the day to talk privately with people who want more information.
Prof. Frydenberg is a Senior Lecturer of Computer Information Systems at Bentley University in Waltham, MA and the Director of its Learning and Technology Sandbox. He is also a contributing author of Discovering Computers 2014 and author of Web 2.0 Concepts and Applications, both published by Cengage Learning. A classroom educator and innovator, Mark’s research focuses on tools for collaborative learning. He has spoken at academic and professional conferences, and faculty development events throughout the United States and Europe.
Please join us for this discussion from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in the Herrick Room, which is on the ground floor of the Allen building (at the corner of Adelbert and Euclid).
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