Friday, April 19, 2013

Flip Got Game

I'm still getting some good stuff out of Eric Mazur's thoughts about the flipped classroom. The Twilight of the Lecture article says:
Mazur’s reinvention of the course drops the lecture model and deeply engages students in the learning/teaching endeavor. … Thus Mazur … asks students to think the problem through and commit to an answer, which each records using a handheld device (smartphones work fine), and which a central computer statistically compiles, without displaying the overall tally.
I like this particular technique, and I intend to use it in my classes, starting next week, so get ready, Scholars. A good game is coming.