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Course Descriptions

Teaching & Learning in the Flipped Classroom

EDUC 600

Transform your classroom by “turning it upside down”! The flipped classroom is an ideology that encompasses a wide range of models to personalize and accelerate student learning. In this introductory survey course, you will explore the theories of active learning and peer instruction as you investigate the potential of flipped teaching and learning in your educational setting. Working at your own pace throughout this course, you will use Atomic Learning and other Internet resources to help you choose tools and strategies that will engage and motivate your students to take control of their own learning and achieve desired learning outcomes. (Caution: If flipping is a good fit, take your time and integrate slowly and intentionally into your professional practice.)


As a result of participation in this course, students will:

  1. Synthesize current information from online articles, blogs and videos regarding various flipped classroom models as strategies to engage and motivate students and increase student achievement. 
  2. Analyze and evaluate the following as resources to support flipped models:
    1. Khan Academy
    2. TED-Ed
    3. YouTube
    4. Web 2.0 tools for screencasting, vodcasting and podcasting
  3. Propose a plan for creating an access point for your learners. For example:
    1. Moodle
    2. Edmodo
    3. Glogster
    4. Site
    5. Blog
    6. Wiki
  4. Apply your understanding of formative assessment to the Flipped Classroom ideology.
  5. Guided by elements of active learning, peer instruction and Bloom’s taxonomy, design lesson plans that incorporate the flipped ideology into authentic learning experiences.
  6. Use Atomic Learning and other online tutorials as technical and experiential resources.
  7. Use Moodle to participate in online discussions regarding your learning in this course.


There is no textbook associated with this course. Required reading and viewing is found online.

Technology Required:

  • Tool with Internet Access (i.e. PC/Mac/Netbook/Chromebook/Tablet)
  • Optional – video capability, microphone, screencasting application