Enhancing Lessons by Fortifying Rather Than Flipping
Thursday, March 5 3:00-3:20 PM
Flipping is an educational model that is intuitively appealing because it moves the presentation of factual information to video content assigned as homework while providing more time for in-class discussions, activities and 1:1 interactions. However, the evidence on the efficiency of flipping is limited and the authors’ experience in teacher education suggests that it may only be effective for some students. Fortification of class presentations with succinct video selections integrated with discussions is an alternative model that may provide some of the desired benefits of flipping (more active time) while avoiding some of the limitations (i.e., a larger portion of the class is actually involved). Instructors are encouraged to generate and share some of their own video content in fortifying their lessons - to fill in the gaps, share their expertise and support their credibility.