The Flipped Classroom, Webinar

Thursday, May 8, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, in 023 Dunbar Library.

Led by Scott Jaschick; Doug Lederman, editors, Inside Higher Ed.

Read up before you participate! Download The Flipped Classroom, a compilation of news articles and opinion essays, the latest in Inside Higher Ed's series of booklets on hot issues in higher education.

The idea of the "flipped classroom" has taken off in higher education in recent years -- and it is used to describe a wide variety of teaching styles. What they have in common is that they largely replace the lecture. For material that might have been delivered in lecture format previously, online instruction is provided in advance of the class. This allows for time in class to be used in different ways -- group work, discussion and other forms of highly engaged participatory learning become the norm.

Discussion of the flipped classroom thus is a mix of teaching with technology -- and teaching without technology. It's about pedagogy, learning and the role of the instructor. And in an era in which educators and policy makers alike want to promote student learning and achievement (not just showing up in class), the flipped classroom has become a key strategy.

In this webinar, Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman explore a range of ideas and opinions about the flipped classroom.