Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Computer Science Faculty Lunch, University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TC)
In a flipped classroom, instructors typically move information coverage outside the classroom so that that they can better leverage in-class time to address student misunderstandings and misconceptions about subject matter. The most basic and popular iteration of a flipped class is pre-recording lectures, called screencasting, on key concepts for students and putting them online for viewing and engagement before class. In this seminar, Dr. Julie Schell will provide an overview of the history of the flipped classroom and introduce a set of innovative tools that go far beyond screencasting, which instructors can use to create learning environments that motivate student engagement both in and outside of the classroom. The seminar will include a live demo of a new classroom response system developed in the Mazur Group at Harvard University that addresses the limitations of clickers.