Teaching Flipped

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Course Date: 08 September 2014 to 21 October 2014 (6 weeks)

Price: free

Course Summary

Teaching Flipped gives university faculty an introduction to the ins and outs of teaching with a flipped, hybrid, or online MOOC-type classroom. The course will cover: The basics of flipped/hybrid/MOOC methods What is known and not known in the literature Where these learning methods are heading How to develop content for online (video) and for active, in-class learning Ways to think about and organize your course How to assess both students and your teaching The course is taught flipped/MOOC-style by veteran flippers and MOOCers to give you experience with the tools and learning methods that can help your students succeed in this type of learning environment. Plan to watch/read about an hour of material each week and then try out and share what you have found. By the end of the course you should have a good idea of how to flip your own course, and have the tools to do it well.

Course Instructors

Dr. Cynthia Furse

Dr. Cynthia Furse is Associate Vice President for Research at the University of Utah and a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Furse teaches / has taught electromagnetics, wireless communication, computational electromagnetics, microwave engineering, freshman electrical engineering, and antenna design. She began flipping her classes in 2007, and has seen a substantial increase in student satisfaction and academic success as a result. She is now regularly engaged helping other faculty flip their classes, and has helped create an NSF-sponsored online faculty training program: Teach-Flip.utah.edu. Dr. Furse is also actively engaged in research in implantable antennas and fault location for live electrical systems, and is a founder of LiveWire Innovation, a small company commercializing electrical fault location systems./n/n

Dr. Donna Ziegenfuss

Dr. Donna Ziegenfuss is Associate Librarian and Assistant Head in Scholarship & Education Services in the Marriott Library at the University of Utah. She has also been working in the area of faculty development and leadership for 15 years and has also taught in traditional, hybrid, online, formats in higher education for the past 10 years. A course she teaches on qualitative research was recently redesigned as a flip. Dr. Ziegenfuss has also taught a MOOC on designing online courses. Her research, publications, and presentations focus on the topics of assessment, online teaching and learning, faculty development, course design and curriculum in higher education, technology based instruction, and “grassroots” academic leadership./n/n

Dr. Stacy Bamberg

Dr. Stacy Bamberg is the Founder/CEO of Veristride, which builds a smart insole to help monitor and improve walking gait and stride. As an associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Utah, she is a veteran flipper and curriculum developer./n/n


  • Provides video lectures
  • Uses discussion forums
  • Has prerequisites
  • Contains external social networking participation or elements
  • Some of your work will be assessed by peers
  • You will not be given a final grade in this course
  • Intended for educators or professionals

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