Date: June 16th

Time: 10:00 – 13:00

Venue: Athlone Institute of Technology

Presenter(s): Professor Grainne Conole, Director of Learning Innovation, University of Leicester.

Professor Mark Brown recently appointed as Director of the National Institute of Digital Learning, DCU.

Dr Bryan Mc Cabe of NUIG.

Event Details:

Transition to Higher Education is daunting for all students. The flipped classroom is a pedagogic model, which requires advance preparation of out of class resources and a change in the dynamic within the classroom. When used effectively it can provide valuable opportunities for the application of key concepts and more particularly, to resolve errors or misunderstandings. The challenge for academic staff is often to ‘unlearn’ the traditional approaches to teaching with students transcribing notes and little time for reflection, and alternatively providing opportunities to learn collaboratively and problem solve in that valuable class time which would previously have been devoted to face-to-face instruction. This seminar will address the challenges faced by students in the transition from the traditional to this new mode of delivery as well as providing examples of strategies, which have been utilised to successfully overcome these challenges. It will suggest that teachers and learners need new digital literacies to harness the potential of technologies and will offer two strategies to help them develop these: Learning Design and Learning Analytics.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this seminar the participants will be able to:

1. Distinguish between the characteristics of the flipped classroom model and the traditional model of learning.

2. Identify opportunities for the use of the flipped classroom within their own practice.

3. Consider the implications of the flipped classroom for teaching and learning from the perspective of the student and the lecturer.

Contact: Nuala Harding, Learning and Teaching Coordinator, nharding@ait.ie