Category Archives: Flipped Instruction

Dr. David Neville utilizes YouTube to educate beyond the classroom

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A number of faculty members on campus are turning to videos to supplement their courses, and Dr. David Neville of the German department is no exception. With a background in education and instructional technology, Dr. Neville always had a desire to utilize video in his courses, but with the help of YouTube, the impact of ...

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Dr. Matt Valle uses self-made videos, online resources to supplement student learning

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Instructional videos are a popular way to deliver course content, but it can be difficult to get started. Dr. Matt Valle, a Martha and Spencer Love term professor of management, has tried his hand at video recording, and he realizes that sometimes, better video resources are already available on the Internet. For him, deciding whether to create ...

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Making the flip: Megan Squire’s take on technology-based learning

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When Megan Squire, an associate professor of computing sciences, attended the Flipped Instruction seminar this summer, she was excited to be in her students' shoes, seeing learning from their side of the monitor. Sitting in a classroom with several other professors helped created more energy and enthusiasm around changing things up in the classroom.  "I think these ...

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Making the flip: Jan Mays trains future educators using flipped instruction

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In her 21st Century Technology in Mathematics class, Professor Jan Mays has transformed the way she teaches her education students by integrating flipped instruction into her curriculum. Flipped instruction rearranges the way new content is delivered to students. They are introduced to the new material before coming to class, leaving the time they have in ...

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Making the flip: Omri Shimron applies flipped instruction to music theory

Omri Shimron, Associate Professor of Music, has been incorporating flipped instruction into one of his music courses this semester. Flipped instruction is a pedagogical model in which new course content is delivered outside of class, thus reserving class time for activities that apply the new material. Shimron has chosen to flip Materials of Music III, which ...

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Making the flip: Sirena Hargrove-Leak sees sparks in student engagement

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Sirena Hargrove-Leak, assistant professor of engineering, is implementing flipped instruction in her Engineering Mechanics-Statics course. The course is one of the first that challenges second-year students to solve complex problems in engineering. The problem-solving aspect is the main reason Hargrove-Leak chose to flip the course. “I have, through experience, determined that the best way to learn ...

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Making the flip: Joan Barnatt educates the future with flipped instruction

Assistant Professor of Education Joan Barnatt sets an example for her education students by integrating “flipped instruction” into her Education Research class for early childhood majors. Having taught this class previously, Professor Barnatt was able to approach her curriculum here at Elon with a new perspective right from the start. Barnatt explained,  “In the past, the ...

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Making the flip: Kathy Gallucci finds more time for labs

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Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Kathy Gallucci has been gradually introducing elements of flipped instruction into her Biology: The Science of Life course. Flipped instruction functions differently from a typical lecture class because new content is introduced to students as homework, while class time is preserved for activities in which the new content is applied. Gallucci's ...

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CATL, TLT to lead flipped instruction working group

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Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) and the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) are facilitating Simple Strategies for Flipped Instruction - a working group for faculty interested in flipped instruction. In the working group, you will have the opportunity to: Create a flipped module that you will be able to use in a ...

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Making the flip: Victoria Shropshire’s experience with a semi-flipped classroom

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Victoria Shropshire, instructor in English, is teaching three English 110 College Writing classes this semester. She is using flipped instruction to: give students more options for how to absorb material, reduce lecture time and focus on class discussion, and use technology to acquaint students with the types of writing and research they will be doing ...

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