Flipping 101: Easy Tech for Better Prep and Rethinking Class Time
Presenter: José Bowen, Dean, Meadows School of the Arts and Professor of Music, Southern Methodist University
Event Date: September 11, 2013 – 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Sidney Samuel Thomas Reading Room (MLC)
Technology provides new ways for students to receive first contact with material and also better ways to ensure that students are prepared for class. We will begin by searching for new sources of online content and exploring the benefits of podcasts and online exams. We will play games and practice creating active learning assignments that use free internet content, laptops, tablets or phones in or out of the classroom. Technology can also be used to lower the stakes and raise standards with micro tests, improve reading and writing, and even create opportunities to study source documents. All of these offer opportunities to sparks the sort of critical thinking or change of mental models we seek. If technology can give us more classroom time, how can we design experiences that will maximize change in our students? Dee Fink provides an excellent model for designing courses, but technology creates many more opportunities to rethink the sequence of activities. We will examine how first contact, learning activities and assessment can all be reworked using new technologies.