Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education

Flipped classroom – where to start? 16 September 2015


The term "flipped" or "inverted" classroom refers to a teaching strategy in which students engage with a set of activities prior to meeting in a classroom. The use of these activities offers a more gradually complex path for students to achieve their learning outcomes. If properly implemented, this strategy increases student engagement. But, where do I start? Videos? Assessment? This one hour webinar provided a quick introduction of the new strategy and asked for the participants to provide their ideas for a design. In order to give a first exposure to this strategy, participants were provided with online resources to review one week before the webinar so that they could better prepare their design ideas for the session. The session aimed to enable participants to apply a set of guiding principles on flipped classroom when designing lessons for their respective courses.


Dr Abelardo Pardo
Associate Head, Teaching and Learning
Senior Lecturer
School of Electrical and Information Engineering
The University of Sydney

Dr Abelardo Pardo is Associate Head of Teaching and Learning and Senior Lecturer at the School of Electrical and Information Engineering, The University of Sydney. He has a PhD in Computer Science by the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is the director of the Learning and Affect Technologies Engineering laboratory specialized in the design of adaptive and personalized software systems for learning. His areas of research are learning analytics, software tools for collaboration and personalized learning, and technology to improve teaching practice and student experience. He is research fellow at the Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge Research Lab (The University of Texas at Arlington), manager of the Technology Program at the STEM Teacher Enrichment Academy (The University of Sydney), member of the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Learning Technology and the Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments, and member of the executive board of the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR).

Dr Negin Mirriahi
Academic Developer, Learning and Teaching Unit
Adjunct Lecturer, School of Education
UNSW Australia (The University of New South Wales)

Dr Negin Mirriahi is an Academic Developer in the Learning and Teaching Unit and an Adjunct Lecturer in the School of Education at UNSW Australia. She holds a Doctorate in Education with a focus on online learning and distance education and a Masters in Educational Technology. With over 10 years of working in higher education institutions in Canada and Australia, Negin has extensive experience in managing, designing, implementing, and evaluating educational technology in higher education and in designing fully online and blended courses. She currently co-leads the design and delivery of UNSW’s Foundations in University Learning & Teaching Program and teaches the post-graduate course, Educational Design for Learning in Higher Education in UNSW's Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching program. Negin’s current research interests and projects focus on technology adoption amongst academic staff, open, online, and blended learning, students' preferences towards educational technology, how data from online technologies can help inform pedagogical practice (learning analytics), and the use of videos in course design.



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