Flipped lessons

This semester, increased use of “flipped lessons,”  when teachers upload lectures for students to watch online at home and then use school time to do follow-up homework, has triggered some interesting conversations.

Finding the right balance between realtime and virtual instruction is going to take time and more than a little trial and error.

The dialog about “flipped lessons” raises an underlying issue, though, about the effectiveness of lectures vs. interactive learning.  It would be too bad if the tremendous potential of  tech to actively engage students would be short-changed to merely deliver information on a screen.


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