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Flipping the Classroom

What is flipped classroom?

Flipping the classroom is a method of delivering where the traditional format of lecture / tutorial / homework is flipped – students usually watch pre-recorded lecture videos in their own time before class, and spend their time in class with the teaching staff engaging in activities, experiments, presentations, problem-based learning, or other active learning activities. This is then followed by a reflective or discussion-type activity after class.

A sillouette of a person flipping upside down.
Photo by Loren Kerns.

The flipped classroom model usually (but not always) incorporates technologies to facilitate the delivery, such as pre-recorded videos or lectures, apps or live feedback tools for in the classroom, and forums or interactive discussions after class.

This coffee course will cover the basics of how to develop a flipped classroom model for your teaching, with practical ideas, and strategies on how to effectively flip your course. It will include examples from across ANU and other Australian universities from different disciplines, and you can connect with other teachers.

Accessing the course

The course ran from 7-14 September, 2016, but is accessible online to anyone interested. There are 6 blog posts that will take about 10-15 minutes to work through – just click on the links below.


All are welcome

We welcome all staff, including tutors, demonstrators, professional staff, and academics at the Australian National University and beyond to join us for this course.

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