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Flipped Classroom

With the Flipped Classroom method you share your videos or other material for your students in advance. You can use quizzes, discussions and questions that students can work with before the face to face classroom. The time in the physical classroom is devoted to discussions and feedback on the material and the task.

The reverse classroom

A Flipped Classroom method can be where the students prepare for the class by reading an article or watching a video that you've shared in the learning platform. They answer questions about the content and prepare themselves before turning up to class. The time in the classroom, the physical meeting is used for discussion and joint feedback on questions and answers from the students.

It is advantageous to use recorded material to address the specific problems faced by students on a course. As a teacher, you usually know which parts of the course are difficult for students, such as abstract concepts or certain calculations. With a video, in a few minutes you can demonstrate how to solve the problem with the great advantage that students can watch the video several times and pause for reflection or to take notes.

Get started with Flipped Classroom

You can use different types of materials such as video, text and articles, refer to web pages, animations or other things that suit your course. Do you create your own films around your subject and course? Video can often be used for a number of years (if the content is “generally descriptive”) and why not also share it in other courses and with colleagues?

Pedagogy and technology

The concept of flipped classroom fits the pedagogy method and course design, as well as the creation of digital learning objects. As a teacher, you can have a tutorial in course design and help with creating material for your course (video, podcast, etcetera.) One recommendation is to start on a small scale by recording one or a few lectures and then expanding once you have learnt how to work with the format.

Reuse what others have already created

You don't have to record everything yourself, there are many great video lectures available, for example on You Tube that you can link to in the learning platform and thus complement your own material. Many students search for and watch videos and other material online as part of their own learning. Do your films or teaching materials contain images and materials from other people? Be careful with intellectual property and copyright. Try searching for "free material" so that you know you can use it.

About Creative Commons, copyright and teaching materials (KTH).

Example: make your own podcast

Curious about using podcasts in teaching? A podcast can be likened to a radio show where storytelling and audio are the focus. It can be used as a learning object and shared with students, for example those on your course. Example of a podcast produced by media production is “Hello Future” , in which Lena Gumaelius, Associate professor at The Department of Learning in Engineering Sciences (KTH) talks about technology in the future (In Swedish only).

Tutoring in media design and course design

You can have a tutorial in media design based on ideas and materials for your course. For example, we can give you support in which media concepts you can use in the course eg. Stop motion, draw and write on iPad, documentary film, reportage, 3d visualisation, etcetera. If you want help in the design of your course just contact us.

Video: inspiration for KTH-teachers - Pernilla Ulfvengren

Inspiration

Pernilla works at The School of Industrial Engineering and Management (KTH) She teaches the students communication skills based on the CDIO perspective (Conceiving — Designing — Implementing — Operating) by using Flipped Classroom and Blended learning.

Webinar: "Flipped Classroom: teacher´s experiences, tips and tricks" (KTH)

This webinar will first give a quick overview of the "Flipped Classroom" approach, followed by a presentations on this approach from three KTH teachers that have used this approach in their courses. They will share their experiences on how they have implement this approach in their courses give tips and tricks on how to implement this in your course. The webinar was given in the context of Lunch 'n' Learn, 2020-06-16.

Contact

Do you want to know more about the Flipped Classroom method and how exactly you could do it in your course? Do you have an idea for a podcast or do you want help with media design? Are you using Scalable Learning or are you interested in other tools for Flipped Classroom? Feel free to contact us at e-learning@kth.se  and we will contact you to discuss needs and solutions.

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