Fair warning for flipped classrooms
Professor Steven Neshyba at the University of Puget Sound sent a warning to his students that they really needed to view the short videos before they came to class.
Mortified, Sam fired back, “Is that a general e-mail or is it just for me? Because if it’s just for me, I take great offense at the accusation.”
I personally think that students who don’t prepare for class are wasting their own time and the professor’s time. Yes, things come up, but one should also plan ahead. One way to help ensure students plan ahead and view the videos before class would be to have the them take a low-stakes online quiz. If the quiz were graded automatically or simply emailed to the teacher before class, the students could receive points for watching the video or taking the quiz and the teacher could have a better idea of where the students needed help.
- 9th April 2013 -
- Posted by wtaylor in Opinion