This is the first in a series of seven short videos, based on a colloquium talk that introduces the "flipped classroom" to college instructors in physics, chemistry, engineering, and similar technical topics. In this series, I explain how a college-level instructor can migrate easily from a traditional lecture to a partially flipped or fully flipped classroom, and the benefits of doing so.
Here's the list of all seven videos in this series: 1 What is flipping? 2 Example flip videos 3 The problems flipping solves, and what to do in the classroom 4 Good practices - keep it short, use quizzes 5 Good practices - guide the eye amongst the clutter 6 Outcomes - learning and student satisfaction 7 How to do it - the hardware and software
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"Flipping" is a new approach to classroom teaching that is made possible by “lecture capture” software. Flipping a class frees lots of time, allowing more examples and discussion in class. Students learn more, and in my classes they also like it better than traditional lectures. Flipping works well with other new teaching methods such as “peer instruction.” Here’s how flipping works: an instructor produces video recordings of a lecture while sitting in an office, at a desktop computer. In the “flipped classroom,” students view lectures online, as a series of short videos, before class.