Flipped classroom is your best choice if your classroom time is limited AND you want to use the classroom time for other things than one dimensional transfer of information.
The main idea is that you record parts of your content beforehand and make it available to your students in good time before the lecture. The students are expected to watch the recording(s) and prepare with other material. Classroom time is then used for interactive exercises where students have to apply the knowledge and skills gained from the preparation material (including the recordings).
Table of Content
- [ ] a computer or tablet
- [ ] software to record your screen and/or yourself, e.g. PowerPoint, Keynote, Zoom, Camtasia, Screenflow
- [ ] platform where you can publish your recording, e.g. Vimeo, Kaltura/SU:s videotjänst
- [ ] camera or mobile phone if you want to appear yourself on the video
- [ ] microphone if you want to improve your audio quality
⏲️ Time to prepare
at least a few hours depending on the material you are creating. Estimate at least 3-4 times the length of the lecture for recording, editing & publishing.
🧑🍳 Preparation 🔝
Record your lecture or presentation
Prepare your lecture
- Slice up one of your existing lectures into smaller chunks, preferably 10 to 20 minutes long. Try to keep to one topic within one video. E.g. if you have a class on copyright, plan one video on general terminology, one video on basic requirements, one video on exceptions for copyright protection. As for live lectures in class, student attention drops drastically after around 15-20 minutes, some even say 10 minutes. As most video publishing platforms do not easily allow students to continue listening after stopping, you increase user-friendliness by slicing up your video lectures. If you would like to record a regular length lecture (45 minutes or more), try to slice up the topics and add questions within the video. A non-technical way to do this is to simply pose a question in your presentation slides. More technical ways can include polling apps or services, or using the video platform's functionality to include questions.
- Prepare a shorter presentation or update an existing one. You can use traditional presentation tools such as PowerPoint or Keynote, try out less linear ones such as Prezi, or use an app on a tablet (iPad) to draw on a white- or blackboard.