Flipping the Classroom

Traditionally we lecture in the classroom and students work on exercises at home. This has never been a terribly satisfactory arrangement - the time students least need our expertise is when we are presenting to them and they need it most when they are struggling to work through problems and assignments.

Khozama can provide training and development activities to prepare for and support the introduction of flipped classroom courses. Specifically:

  • A How-To guide to flipping the classroom

  • What to do and what not to do when flipping the classroom

  • Training in the use of specific technologies - e.g. Camtasia and Screen flow

 

Technology has come to our rescue. With modern tools and techniques we can flip the classroom - the students watch the lectures at home when the material is least interactive, and they undertake exercises, projects and discussions with us present. Flipping allows students far more and far more useful contact time with their professors - and all the evidence is ... that students love it. In particular, they love being able to watch lectures when they want, they love to watch them more than once (especially at revision time!), they love shorter topic-based lectures, and they love the extra attention they get in the classroom. Here is an example vodcast from towards the end of the course ...

Khozama developed the first fully flipped lecture course offered at one top UK university. The 20 lectures became 55 video podcasts (vodcasts). Students tripled the amount of time they had to spend with the professor each week - and were able to explore the material in much more depth. The end-of-course survey and the overall performance of students on the course, both indicated that flipping the classroom was a great success.