What happens before live teaching? Asynchronous flipped classroom engagement
Dr Monique Webber
Faculty of Arts
Engagement in the face-to-face teaching aspect of the flipped classroom model is well-attested and researched. But what about the students’ preparatory time? What is their experience when watching pre-recorded lectures, reading set materials, and considering pre-seminar questions? This presentation explored behavioural and cognitive student engagement in asynchronous learning activities of a large-cohort Arts subject, drawing on student responses. The traditional approach to pre-seminar material is a single lecture block and a similarly dense reading. In the featured subject, the pre-seminar lectures were divided into a series of short videos of various formats including guest interviews and modelled analysis and were interspersed with active readings, quizzes, and opportunities for students to represent the material visually and structurally as well as textually. This presentation demonstrates how reimagining the design and delivery of online material creates opportunities for co-creation, curriculum alignment, and cross-disciplinary study.
This Zoom presentation was part of the Melbourne CSHE Teaching and Learning Conference 2021 held on Tuesday 1 June 2021.