Our own CTTL Director, Dr. Debra Lohe, spoke on the Fox 2 News morning broadcast on Wednesday, July 25 about engaging students in learning by leveraging software, such as Tegrity, in a “flipped class” model. In this teaching model, teachers rethink the traditional class model asking students to watch lectures and take notes as homework, and then use class time to apply their learning through hands on, and collaborative work. This model offers students valuable time to apply learning in the classroom where they have the support of their instructor, an expert in the discipline, as well as their peers during the application process when that support can have a greater impact on authentic learning.
If you are interested in learning more about the flipped class and other ways you might better engage students in your classes, we invite you to make an appointment with one of our staff members. To see Dr. Lohe’s interview visit http://fox2now.com/2012/07/25/the-flipped-classroom-at-slu/