The first thing that comes to many educators minds when they think about flipping their classroom is assigning videos for students to consume online of a lesson that could have been delivered in class.  The idea being that the lesson delivery is done outside of the classroom freeing up time for other activities in class.  Upon returning to the classroom, students practice concepts from said video lessons with the guidance of their teacher.

Lorena Barba, an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at George Washington University would argue that we are simply having students memorizing information instead of diving deep and creating active learners with these videos.  Sydney Johnson assistant editor for @HigherEdSurge recently interviewed Associate Professor Barba to find out how she flips even her STEM type courses without the use of videos.  To find how this is accomplished, head over to A Case For Flipping Learning—Without Videos

 

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