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‘Flipped Classroom’

Class Time Reconsidered: Making the Most of 150 Minutes a Week

Oct. 29, 2013—by Derek Bruff, CFT Director. Cross-posted from Derek’s blog, Agile Learning. I spent last Friday in sunny Denver, Colorado, catching up with my grad school colleague Nick Galatos and giving a talk on, well, the flipped classroom for the University of Denver mathematics department. I hesitate to use the term “flipped classroom” because I had...

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Wrapping a MOOC: CFT Study Published in the Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT)

Sep. 30, 2013—by Derek Bruff, CFT Director Last fall, Vanderbilt computer science professor Doug Fisher “flipped” his graduate-level course on machine learning. Instead of having his students read their textbook before class or watch lecture videos that he created, as is typical for a “flipped” classroom, Doug asked his students to prepare for class by taking another...

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Using Peer Instruction to Flip Your Classroom: Highlights from Eric Mazur’s Recent Visit

Apr. 15, 2013—by CFT Director Derek Bruff On April 4th, during his talk at the School of Medicine, Harvard physics professor Eric Mazur polled an audience of Vanderbilt faculty, staff, and students, asking us how we learned what we need to know for our jobs. Very, very few of us said that we learned those skills from...

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Eric Mazur on the Flipped Classroom and Peer Instruction, April 4th

Mar. 14, 2013—by Derek Bruff, CFT Director If you’re interested in improving student learning in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields or in large classes of any discipline, you won’t want to miss Harvard physics professor Eric Mazur’s talk in Light Hall at noon on Thursday, April 4th. Mazur’s talk is titled “An Alternative Approach to...

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The Flipped Classroom

Jan. 11, 2013—Teaching Affiliate Emily Marshall discusses the upcoming gradSTEP session: Flipping the Classroom   Held in January each year, GradSTEP provides several workshops and discussions on teaching, learning, and professional development issues across the disciplines. This year’s line-up includes a session on alternative and non-academic careers featuring Dr. Ruth Schemmer, Assistant Dean for Career Development.  Registration and more details...

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Teaching with MOOCs: Four Cases

Nov. 26, 2012—by Derek Bruff, CFT Director Last month in a blog post titled “Better Than a Textbook?“, I noted that some faculty find it easier to think about the massive open online courses (MOOCs) provided by vendors like Coursera as “super-textbooks” than as actual courses. Earlier this month, Vanderbilt computer science professor Doug Fisher wrote a...

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