Experiences of and resources to enable lecture flipping in systems and control engineering. J.A. Rossiter [email protected] HESTEM 2014. Experiences of using ARTICULATE lectures for learning MATLAB. Replaced face to face lectures with recordings on a local server.
See the website
Vastly improved student perceptions of MATLAB and used successfully for many years.
Allows students to access and re-access learning material in their own time. [Good for overseas]
Students can access recordings to embellish/correct notes, revise, etc.
Audio/video is easier to learn from than a text book as it engages more senses.
A recent plenary by Prof Mazur emphasised that the role of the lecture is get students to engage, to think, to challenge them, etc.
IT IS NOT FOR DIDACTIC INFORMATION TRANSFER WHICH CAN BE DONE
WITH A HANDOUT
IN THIS CASE AN ONLINE LECTURE!
In order to have more invigorating lectures, students need access to suitable didactic resources.
MYECHO software available in a few lecture theatres to record actual lectures (screen capture synchronised with audio) and for staff to have on personal computers.
Easy and quick to record something for distribution to students.
See the website (20 credits worth of materials).
Students required to view specified videos in advance of most lectures so that lecture time could focus on Q&A and problem solving.
Lecture time was based around problem solving.
Clickers were used to identify student progress.
Enables the lecturer to identify whether students have indeed prepared which also sends a message that preparation is expected and without it students will not find the lecture useful.Using clickers in lectures
Enables the lecturer to identify whether students have indeed prepared which also sends a message that preparation is expected and without it students will not find the lecture useful.
Provides a catalyst for student discussion and peer support/teaching within lecture time.
Helps lecturer focus time on where it is most needed.Using clickers in lectures
At what frequency is the phase -180 degrees?
I tend to use neutral colours so as to avoid indicating which answer is correct!
D is correct!
I am pleased that we have the Youtube videos available
Sizeable minority don’t like this. SFQs suggest more than 10%.
Do you approve of the change whereby lecture time is focussed more on problem solving, case studies and discussion with students expected to view didactic material online in advance?
98% of 3rd years were pleased to have the videos.
One happy student commented that they were fed up with colleagues complaining and wanting to be ‘spoon-fed’ instead of just doing the preparation work instructed.