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CCNMTL rewirED Series: The Transformative Potential of the "Flipped" Classroom

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus Butler Library, Room 208

The "flipped classroom" generally refers to a pedagogical model in which the lecture and homework elements in a course are reversed; a video lecture assigned before class subsequently frees up in-class time for peer instruction, differentiated learning, student-led discussion and group projects. Many educators have successfully implemented the flipped classroom model in their teaching environments, while others have chosen to wait out the buzz surrounding this model of education until its transformative potential has been proven.

But, what about faculty who love to lecture? What if you want to retain ownership of your class time and continue to drive your classs discussion rather than turn it over to your students? Or what if you do not have the technical skills to create the video-based assignments for your students? If so, does that mean that the flipped classroom model is not for you?

In this session, CCNMTL educational technologists Adrienne Garber and Michael Cennamo will explore several ways in which class time can be used differently by implementing "the flipped model" in your course. Typical elements of every course such as Q&A, review, discussion and lecture can be parceled out of the classroom, freeing up valuable class time to promote a deeper and richer face-to-face experience for both you and your students.

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