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How to Flip Your Class: Best Practices for Educators

About This Course

No matter what you're teaching, you always feel as though there's never enough time to teach, coach, mentor or discuss. Online tools should help, but often they become a headache or a distraction. A flipped class is one solution.

There are big differences between flipped classes and MOOCs, (MOOC standing for Massive Open Online Course), and between flipped classes and classes that are offered 100 percent online.

Flipping your class means using the available online technology and apps to make your teaching better. It's about freeing up your time so you can do what you do best — teach and coach. The idea of flipping your class is to take some of the material that isn't up for debate or discussion and give it to your students in advance so they can discuss it and ask questions about it when they're together with you, their instructor.

This Webinar explains about splitting your class into the What and the Why. Also, the best practices for making online tools work for you so you can work in class with your students.

What Will I Learn?

  • Why would I want to flip a class?
  • What does flipping a class entail?
  • How do I decide what to flip and what to leave?
  • How do I create these flipped segments?
  • Where do I post this material?
  • When do I find the time to do this?

Who Should Take this Course?

Teachers who are struggling with too much material and not enough time and those who want to develop a culture of discussion in their classrooms.

Course Instructor

Mark E. Johnson

Mark E. Johnson

Mark E. Johnson is the Senior Lecturer of Photojournalism and Chief Technology Officer at the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication where he oversees the Visual Journalism program. An early digital disciple and technology geek, he believes that the story is always more important than the form it's presented in.

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