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
The traditional classroom model uses the time in the classroom for lectures and expects students to master the material outside the classroom. The Flipped Classroom method reverses this and puts the learning activities where the student is more passive, e.g. lectures and reading, outside the classroom and learning activities where the student is active, e.g. discussions and problem solving, in the classroom.
The Flipped Classroom method often aims to streamline the time students and teachers spend together in the classroom, increase students' control over their own learning and increase interactivity between students.
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.
Tips for starting out with Flipped Classroom
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.
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?
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.
Use your Zoom lectures for Flipped classroom
Record your Zoom lectures and re-use the videos for Flipped Classroom during the next course offering. Focus on capturing the presentation/board and your voice. Avoid recording students so that you do not have to edit the video before using it. A video can often be used during a couple of years (if the content is general) and why not also share it with other courses and colleagues?
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).
A more in-depth guide to Flipped classroom
If you are interested in knowing more about the possibilities with Flipped classroom and want in-depth knowledge in optomising your use of the method, read more in the page "Get started with Flipped Classroom".
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, you can get guidance from us at E-learning. Read more under "Contact" at the top of the page.