MSU Libraries Sponsored Breakfast on Flipped Classrooms, OCT 10

posted Oct 9, 2012, 12:36 PM by Jon Sticklen   [ updated Oct 9, 2012, 12:44 PM ]
Date:  October 10, 2012 at 8:45 a.m. (free breakfast at 8:30 a.m.) 
Location:  4^th floor of the Main Library 
Presenter: */Chris Kobus, Oakland University/* 

Presentation: *Utilizing Motion Pictures to Optimize Flipped Class Student Learning* 

Student comprehension and retention of difficult material has been a challenge going back to the founding of the Academy. There is a recognized need for going beyond the classroom today with both the challenge of decreasing average student performance (especially in STEM fields) and the advent of technological tools available to instructors. To that end, I will discuss the advantages of a flipped class to a traditional setting, why online or partly online education is heralding in an educational revolution, and the engagement of different areas of students’ brains to stimulate comprehension. In particular, involving the part of the brain that is engaged in pleasure, such as watching a part of an interesting motion picture, and centering lectures, homework and projects around movie clips can increase the engagement of students to what might otherwise be ‘boring’ material (at least to students).  

Examples of how this can be done in both a lecture format and a student-centered format will be presented and discussed. Issues such as copyright infringement, what we as instructors can and cannot do, will also be covered. 

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