Flipping Out!

An update to the update…

I completed the courses needed for the on-line teaching certificate. I had thought I would learn how to actually construct a course on-line, but none of the modules taught how to do that. The required modules described good on-line teaching practices and the elective modules taught how to use tools such as Blackboard IM and Collaborate to communicate with students. Apparently, the university employs course designers who coordinate with faculty members while doing the actual work of building the course in Blackboard. I’m guessing the work of building the course is highly technical.

In the last update, I wrote that I would be flipping an Operations Management course I had taught as an adjunct.  Here’s one topic from the schedule I used in fall 2015.

Oct 22 H Forecasting Chapter 18
Oct 27 T Forecasting Chapter 18
Oct 29 H Forecasting Chapter 18

Looks exciting. I’m surprised my students didn’t use toothpicks to keep their eyes open.

Here’s the flipped version for the same topic.

13 Demand Forecasting – Basic Methods Read Pages 442-452

Watch Forecasting Methods Video

Watch Lecture Video

Take On-line Quiz

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plant Tour Review

Group Problems

Before 3 Oct

Before 3 Oct

 

Before 3 Oct

Before 3 Oct

3 Oct

3 Oct

14 Demand Forecasting – Regression Read Pages 452-456

Watch Khan Academy Regression Video

Watch Lecture Video

Take On-line Quiz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group Problems

Before 5 Oct

Before 5 Oct

 

Before 5 Oct

Before 5 Oct

5 Oct

15 Demand Forecasting – Accounting for Seasons Read Pages 456-461

Watch Lecture Video

Take On-line Quiz

 

 

 

 

Group Problems

Before 10 Oct

Before 10 Oct

Before 10 Oct

10 Oct

10 Oct

The activities in the third column are completed on-line. The on-line quizzes allow multiple attempts and allow the student to step through a problem-solving exercise. The goal is that students know how to solve problems before they step into the classroom where they will solve problems in groups. The lecture videos include PowerPoint with voiceover and will be much shorter than my old in-class lectures.

I’ve never flipped before. In fact, I’m not much of a flipper. I never learned to do a cartwheel, a forward or backward flip off a diving board…not even a flip on a trampoline. Hopefully, the full syllabus will stick the landing.

As for the poster…haven’t done one since 8th grade…yikes…

3 thoughts on “Flipping Out!

  1. Mike,
    It looks more exciting for sure. My one comment on the activities you’ve outlined, though, is to be cognizant of students taking other classes. Especially when looking at the amount of work required between October 3 and 5, you may end up with a lot of push back (or at least students showing up not having done most of the work). If the videos are all fairly short and the quizzes are, too (only a few multistep problems, for example), it probably won’t be so bad. But not having that information makes it seem like an overwhelming amount of work to accomplish for each class. Perhaps list the video times (or estimates for those not yet prepared)? That might help with the perception of work required.

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  2. Teagen,
    You mean students don’t devote all their free time to their academic studies? LOL. Good idea to list the video times. Yes, the videos would be much shorter than lecture…no distractions, questions, etc. The quizzes would be a single problem, so they shouldn’t take long.
    See you tomorrow

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  3. Hey Mike,
    This looks lovely! I like the detail provided in the syllabus. I’m trying to do the same for future classes. I’m also glad to hear that the online education program was helpful, but maybe not in the way imagined. I actually had the same unfortunate realization a while back. But, then again, I enjoy tinkering with things, so I liked fumbling around blackboard trying to figure things out. It was frustrating at time, but, if I can do it, anyone can!
    All the best,
    Tess

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