It’s Freaky Friday, when we give you some input from a student, Bri Richard.
The Flipped Classroom
Would I as a student like to experience a flipped classroom? Yes!
More Freedom for Students
I think the idea of having the lectures online give the student more freedom. This style allows learning at the student’s pace rather than the pace of a professor going over long, complicated topics with minimal words written down.
Ability to Review before Exams
If the lectures are online, the student can also go back and watch them as a way of reviewing information before a test.
Incentive to Go to Class
The fact that class time revolves around completing work and activities would definitely make me feel more compelled to get to class. It’s a hard thing to get up and go to class when all you’re doing is sitting in a lecture hall with minimal student-teacher interaction.
More Interactive and Comfortable
I believe engaging the student in a more interactive way would make them feel more comfortable in wanting clarification. It’s tough to ask a question about a topic you don’t understand when the professor has no idea what your name is.
Having never before hearing of a flipped classroom, I would be very interested in trying one if given the chance. Perhaps teachers should start experimenting and look for feedback from the students!
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Guest blogger, Bri Richard, is a Senior English major at Millersville University. Currently she is an intern at Applied Educational Systems, mainly working with the Development Department.