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Digital Pedagogy - A Guide for Librarians, Faculty, and Students

This guide is meant to inform the user about Digital Pedagogy. It includes information on educational theory, a collection of case studies, and resources relevant to the study of digital pedagogy.

Flipped Classrooms - Best Practices

Best Practices for Flipped Classrooms

The following list of best practices comes from Seth Allen's "Shifting the Instructional Paradigm," Robinson et al.'s "Successful Flipped Instruction,"

Allen argues that librarians can effectively deliver flipped instruction with some caveats. These include:

1. Faculty must buy into the idea:

2. Student preparedness, in that they viewed/read material prior to the IL session

Allen’s also found that librarians have had success flipping the classroom when:

1.       students and faculty understand the reason for the flip

2.       students take initiative to learn independently prior to the session

3.       librarians partner closely with instructors

4.       face-to-face instruction time is used effectively to apply concepts learned outside of the class

Robinson et al. provide the following suggestions to librarians for  successful Classroom Flipping:

  • Collaborate with faculty to provide ideas on how to flip the classroom and give insight into the various tools that are available that will provide the most positive feedback.
  • Develop a repertoire with online tools as there is no end to the number of tools that are available.
  • Assist with video curation to faculty by helping them apply principles of good design.
  • Make the classroom exploratory.

The authors emphasize that best flipped practices include standards, learning style, curriculum, good pedagogical training, and the proper use of technological tools.