Digital Lectures

Flipped classrooms require students to engagement in and out of the classroom by watching brief lectures and other self-guided assignments, then come to class for hands-on, experiential learning and opportunities to clarify content, ask questions, and more.

You do not need to flip your course for an entire term; segments of a session can draw from materials prepared for discussion ahead of time. Case studies of students at other institutions of higher learning indicate increases in their success in a class. 

While planning for a flipped session, consider that meeting’s learning objectives. What topics should a student have mastered ahead of time, and how is that scaffolded into your overall course sequence? What readings need to be completed, and how will students be prepared for a following course meeting? Once identified, find or create materials that will guide students towards meeting and exceeding the desired learning outcome.

Online resources, such as Khan Academy and TED Talks, can provide a basis for lecture-based materials. For courses that require textbooks with online companions, consider providing students with access to these materials.

To create resources that can assess student engagement and understanding, the Echo360 Active Learning Platform allows instructors to upload their own videos and presentations while providing opportunities for students to interact with media. The Learning Glass, available for recording upon request, can be used in your course to maintain a “social presence” invaluable to face-to-face engagements.