The University of San Francisco: Information Technology Services
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The Flipped Classroom

This workshop will introduce participants to the concept of Flipped Learning: Where educators are actively transferring the responsibility and ownership of learning to the students. Flipped learning happens when the instructor’s lecture is delivered to students via short videos before the class time. Then traditional class time is used for active problem solving, discussion and one-to-one or small group tutoring with the instructor. Students can watch the short video lectures as many times as they wish to grasp the content and then come to class ready to jump into the learning, ask questions, work on collaborative projects and explore the content further.

During this workshop, participants will create a short lecture using the USF Echo Personal Capture software and discuss best practices for flipping a class which include:

  • Using the Socratic method where students are responsible for meaningful conversation while in class
  • Research that shows students benefit from immediate feedback
  • Discover the steps to get ready to shift to The Flipped class
  • Learn how to get started with the Flipped Class model

Prior to the workshop, please view the TED Talk about flipping the classroom by Salman Khan at
Also, plan to be ready to record a short video of one of your course concepts in a 3-5 minute video (bring a PowerPoint file if you would like to use one in your lecture).
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Ken Yoshioka and Ginny Wallace, Instructors