Wednesday, February 16, 2011

"Flipping" instruction

Funny--I was calling this a "flip" before I knew that others are. In a small way it's what we're doing with a course I'm now facilitating, and it's what I'm proposing as the heart of our Distance Ed program at Horizon.
The idea? That we take the risk of dividing what we've worked so hard over the past few years to integrate--content and interaction--and use the web to "deliver" content, reserving class times for discussion, "unpacking" and applying what students have (ideally) already taken the time to work through. Of course, this system means that they can always go back and review after class, seeing the content with new eyes, and if they catch on to blogging, the conversation can continue, too.
How's it working so far? Well . . .

1 comment:

The Essential Principal said...

We, too, are working through the initial stages of the Flip.

http://theessentialprincipal.blogspot.com/2011/02/getting-flip-going-part-1.html