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Flipped classroom

flipped classroom
flipped classroom

Active students process the information they obtain more efficiently than passive students. Also, they have more fun. But how can we activate the students? With a new approach ('flipping the lecture') and the use of other tools, it is possible to engage more students. When students prepare lectures at home, teachers can use the contact hours to fully engage with students.

‘Flipped lecturing en interactive education’

From November 2013 to August 2015 a group of teachers and support staff has been in contact to experiment with and collaborate on the “flipped classroom”. This was made possible by funding via e-learning projects. The project described here is named: ‘Flipped lecturing en interactive education’. On this page you will find the findings of this project. You can also read the complete report here. The aim of this report is to share experiences from the pilots within the community of the University of Groningen. For brevity, this report starts with conclusions and recommendations, information leading to these conclusions can be found in subsequent chapters. In this e-learning project five themes were addressed.

Pilots are at the core of the project, providing us with first hand experiments with teachers, and reactions of their students. We thank these teachers for their courage to stand out from the crowd. Within the pilots, many kinds of interactive exercises are used. Students have published summaries by blogging, answered multiple choice questions, responded through online forums, have posted on twitter walls, answered questions on their phones via Mentimeter, or battled for points by using Kahoot. Examples of these interactions can be seen throughout the examples on this webpage, and are found in the interviews with teachers. Decisions on these interactions are made in designing flipped classrooms. Sharing knowledge, was executed during the seminars (such as the e-learning seminar on april 9th 2014), workshops and in faculty meetings. To support teachers efficiently, proper tools are needed. Last but not least, video takes a prominent place in flipped classrooms. To support teachers in design and production of flipped classroom videoclips, a manual was developed for teachers who want to record their own video for flipped classrooms. We hope both this page and the report stimulate active forms of learning at the University of Groningen, as seen in flipped classrooms.

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