University Staff Development and Flipped Classrooms

Posted in Teaching on January 4th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Presented and produced by Seán Delaney. On this week’s programme I speak with Dr Pip Bruce Ferguson who works in Dublin City University’s Teaching Enhancement Unit. In a wide-ranging discussion we cover the following topics: …” (more, podcast)

[Inside Education on 103.2 Dublin City FM, 4 January]

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Flipped Classroom – ‘professional suicide’ for Lecturers (via @jhrees)

Posted in Teaching on August 25th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Writing in The Kernel on 23rd August last, Jonathan Rees asks many questions about one of the latest trends in third-level education – his article is entitled: The ‘flipped classroom’ is professional suicide. Clearly no fan of this trend, Rees wonders about ‘pedagogical problems’ …” (more)

[Careful With That Axe, Eugene, 25 August]


Flipped Conference Presentation Video Online

Posted in Teaching on May 6th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The last post described the AHEAD Conference Flipped Lecture presentation, which was itself a flipped lecture. Participants were asked to watch a video in advance of the conference and then the conference session itself discussed the themes emerging …” (more, video)

[Michael Seery, Is this going to be on the exam?, 6 May]

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What are your thoughts on lecture flipping?

Posted in Teaching on February 23rd, 2015 by steve

Ireland“I am giving a keynote at the AHEAD conference in March, and the lecture itself will be a flipped lecture on lecture flipping. The audience will be a mixture of academics and support staff from all over Europe and beyond … ” (more)

[Is this going to be on the exam?, 23 February]


Professors Know About High-Tech Teaching Methods, but Few Use Them

Posted in Teaching on February 11th, 2015 by steve

USA“Innovation is sweeping the world of higher education, but not all faculty members are embracing it in their classrooms …” (more)

[Casey Fabris, Chronicle of Higher Education, 10 February]

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Three evolving thoughts about flipped learning

Posted in Teaching on January 27th, 2015 by steve

USA“Recently I had time to reflect on how I’m implementing flipped learning in my classes, and I noticed that some of my thoughts on flipped learning have evolved over the last few years …” (more)

[Robert Talbert, Chronicle of Higher Education, 22 January]


Thoughts on the flipped classroom

Posted in Teaching on December 4th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“This year I had hoped to teach a couple of my courses using a flipped classroom approach. I’ve always incorporated a bit of ‘active learning’ into my lectures so going completely ‘flipped’ was a logical progression …” (more)

[educationandstuff, 4 December]

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Flipped learning skepticism: Is flipped learning just self-teaching?

Posted in Teaching on April 29th, 2014 by steve

“I had to take a bit of a hiatus for the last two weeks to finish up the semester and to give and grade exams. Now that this is over, I wanted to come back and address some of the comments in these two posts …” (more)

[Robert Talbert, Chronicle of Higher Education, 28 April]


Flipping Lectures and the Blackboard Retention Centre

Posted in Teaching on November 23rd, 2013 by steve

“I attended a useful workshop today on the Blackboard Retention Centre, which I was aware of before, but never really looked at. However, it looks like it could be quite useful …” (more)

[Is this going to be on the exam?, 22 November]


‘Flipping’ Classrooms May Not Make Much Difference

Posted in Teaching on October 23rd, 2013 by steve

“In preliminary research, professors at Harvey Mudd College haven’t found that students learn more or more easily in so-called flipped courses than in traditional classes, USA Today reports …” (more)

[Hannah Winston, Chronicle of Higher Education, 22 October]


The biggest lesson from the flipped classroom may not be about math

Posted in Teaching on October 7th, 2013 by steve

“… By far the biggest difficulty the students in the course have had so far has not been with mathematical content or even with the idea of flipped instruction – it’s with time and task management …” (more)

[Robert Talbert, Chronicle of Higher Education, 7 October]


The 2 most powerful flipped classroom tips I have learned so far

Posted in Teaching on April 17th, 2013 by steve

Won’t students skip my class if my lectures are available online? This is a question that comes up often in the world of higher education, where class attendance is usually not compulsory …” (more)

[HT: Sharon Flynn]
[Julie Schell, Turn to Your Neighbor, 16 April]


Lack of literature on flipped lecture rooms

Posted in Teaching on April 17th, 2013 by steve

“Compiling literature on flipped/inverted classrooms for higher education isn’t easy. A lot of returns are of the ‘I couldn’t believe my ears!’ type blog, which is fine for what it is, but not an academic study …” (more)

[Michael Seery, Is this going to be on the exam?, 16 April]


First experience of a flipped learning approach

Posted in Teaching on April 14th, 2013 by steve

“Bryan McCabe is a lecturer in Civil Engineering at NUI Galway, and a winner of a President’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2011/12. About a year ago, Bryan was considering how he might use a flipped approach in his teaching and began planning such an approach for his 3rd year undergraduate course in Soil Mechanics …” (more)

[Sharon Flynn, Learning Technologies, 12 April]


Does the Flipped Classroom Really Accomplish its Goals?

Posted in Teaching on April 6th, 2013 by steve

“Shelley Wright is not afraid to admit that she made a mistake when it came to embracing the popular concept of flipped classrooms. About two years ago she gave the approach a try in her own classroom, saying at the time that in the hands of the right teacher, it could be a completely revolutionary …” (more)

[Julia Lawrence, Education News, 5 April]


Flipping Classes and Flipping Academics

Posted in Teaching on March 27th, 2013 by steve

“No – I’m not cursing or cooking! The concept of flipping classes has been around for sometime – at its simplest it is about doing homework/exercises in class, and taking the class at home (perhaps via a video). Sounds good to me and could make better use of class time. But I don’t do it, and at the moment don’t plan to do so …” (more)

[Careful With That Axe, Eugene, 27 March]


The Flipped Classroom

Posted in Teaching on September 26th, 2012 by steve

“For the first time in 35 years I didn’t join the morning commute to school on the opening day of the new academic year as I had taken ‘Early Retirement’ a month before the summer holidays began! I now find myself on the outside of the school railings, no longer a participant in the educational process …” (more)

[John Rust, TeachNet Blog, 26 September]


The flipped classroom: could we? Should we?

Posted in Teaching on February 21st, 2012 by steve

“I read a short guide by Educause Learning Initiative on the idea of a ‘flipped classroom’. The flipped classroom is ‘a pedagogical model in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed’. An example is given, where students were assigned to watch some short lecture videos at home and complete a short quiz at home …” (more)

[Pardon My Ignorance, 21 February]