April 2012 Blog Posts (2)

Why the Facebook Group My Students Created for Themselves is Better than the Discussion Forum I Created for Them.

Since 2004 I’ve created a website of some kind for each class, with a discussion board – a place where students can ask questions or make comments on our class any time of day or night and get a response. I think it’s an essential component of any modern class.



This semester something new happened, though. My students created a Facebook group for my class (and then invited me to join it!). Slowly I’ve watched and noticed more and more,…
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Added by Venkata Raghavendra Rao Rachuri on April 20, 2012 at 12:37am — No Comments

The Other side of the class room

When people talk about flipping their class room, the conversation seems to focus on moving certain used-to-be-classroom activities (namely chalk & talk) from class-time to home-time using videos, screencasts and podcasts.   That is one side of the flipped classroom model.

The flip-side of the model though, is what to do with the extra time created in the classroom.

Mainstream, traditional flipped-classroom advocates would have students doing their ‘homework’ in class time,…

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Added by Venkata Raghavendra Rao Rachuri on April 19, 2012 at 8:12pm — 1 Comment

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