I’m hearing more and more about inverted (or “flipped”) classrooms as an emerging teaching model in higher education. Today, this Ed Tech article, “Colleges Go Proactive with Flipped Classrooms” really got me thinking more about this technique, and how we might apply it to information literacy instruction. As the article explains:
In a flipped classroom, professors don’t lecture in class. Students watch recordings of lectures online as homework. They learn the material on their own time, freeing up class time for collaborative activities, such as group projects and classroom discussions.
So I missed the third week of Startup Library because of a stupid cold. While all my noble comrades were flocking to Guelph to start a library revolution, I was on my couch watching endless episodes of Community and feeling sorry for myself.
I’m patching this blog post together based largely on materials provided by the workshop organizers which, like the rest of Startup Library, are extremely well put together and thought provoking. I’m trying to work through this stuff mostly for my own benefit, since I need to get caught up for the last session – Week 4, which is tomorrow!