Flipped classroom

Readings and summary handout

There are three folders of readings below, along with a summary handout. Following the readings is a link to a special issue of PRIMUS devoted to experimental evidence regarding flipped classrooms.

Set 1: Overview and best practices for implementing the flipped classroom. There are two chapters from the book, Flipping the college classsroom: Practical advice from faculty in this set. Each chapter is divided into bite-sized chunks that discuss a single topic or question (e.g., in chapter 2, "how to get students to come to class prepared"). 

Set 2: Exemplars by course. There are readings about flipped classrooms for a variety of courses in the mathematical sciences here.

Set 3: Nitty-Gritty implementation details. These readings describe some of the nitty-girtty decisions and techniques involved in implementing a flipped classroom, including advice for how to make your own videos.

The evidence. As we discussed in class, and as you can gather from the readings, the evidence for flipped classrooms is not as strong as for other approaches that we have looked at. Last year, PRIMUS devoted a special issue to experimental evidence regarding the flipped classroom (PRIMUS vol 25 no. 9-10). If you are interested, you can read some of the papers from that special issue by following the link above. If you are off-campus, you'll need to login using your netID.

Online resources

Places to find videos:

  • MIT OpenCourseWare: Free, complete courses in every class you can imagine. Mostly, these are videotaped lecture sessions of course meetings at MIT. The lectures are complete, course-length lectures.
  • PartickJMT.com: "Just Math Tutorials" - short videos (3-10 min) on a wide variety of topics from algebra to differential equations
  • Khan academy: Like PatrickJMT, short videos on a wide variety of topics, from kindergarten through introductory diff eqs. 
  • Learnerstv.com: Videos arranged by course. Combination of short, topic-length videos (like Khan Academy and Patrick JMT) and course-length lectures.