Have you heard people talking about new classroom strategies like the "flipped classroom" and would like to learn more? ITTC and the College of Humanities & Social Sciences co-hosted a seminar from Faculty Focus titled "The Flipped Classroom: Rethinking the Way You Teach" in Wilson 216 on August 23 at 1 p.m. Below you will find links to the content of the webinar including pre-videos, the webinar, and handouts. You will also find some discussion that resulted after the webinar. Please join in and share your thoughts and ideas about the Flipped Classroom. We hope that this webpage can become a resource where faculty can share their ideas and experiences in using this technique whether you are trying it out for the first time or have been using it for years.

To get the most out of the seminar, you'll need to view the following two videos before the seminar begins.

The Online Seminar video below was purchased though Magna Publications and requires you to sign-in with your login before viewing to satisfy license requirements. Click the video to log-in.


I think I already teach in a very student-centered way. My challenge is to think of more interactive activities for my courses.

- Comments collected from live session by Cathy Reese - Political Science 2012-08-26

  • Fine Arts Theater is the perfect class to flip…
  • Split into teams and debate the value of art in society
  • Give them magazines and create collages to costume design for a show
  • Have students create stage pictures to convey a particular emotion

- Comments collected from live session by Anonymous 2012-08-26

I will use it in my Blackboard Learn materials.

- Comments collected from live session by BG Binkly - ESL 2012-08-26

It helps me to remember the broad range of technologies available. Reminder of potentials for student centered learning.

- Comments collected from live session by Joanna Grymes 2012-08-26

I am using Socratic Seminar format in conjunction with discussion board and pre-class quizzes.

Students generate questions about the text in 3 levels: knowledge, application, and synthesis. In Socratic seminar, they use the questions they’ve generated to conduct a class discussion. I generate prompts for some discussion boards.

Quizzes hold students accountable for knowledge of content. Students take quizzes outside of class in Blackboard.

- Comments collected from live session by Carmen Williams 2012-08-26

In our basic Spanish materials, there are already many pre-prepared videos and tutorials available to us to assign to our students to use before coming to class. I would think that similar materials might be available in other fields. While it might seem overly obvious, I would suggest that for teaching resources such as (youtube, etc.) would save a lot of time and effort for instructors interested in flipping.

- Comments collected from live session by Ruth Owens 2012-08-26