Reversing (a.k.a. flipping) your classroom is a form of blended learning in which faculty move much of the traditional lecture and in-class information delivery to the web for the student to view outside of class. This in turn allows the professor to spend more time interacting with students in the classroom. That classroom time is used to perfect a skill, work through case studies or problems, hold engaging discussions, really anything that allows the student to apply what they have learned in some way that is meaningful to them.
Susan Rozzi and Michelle Futrell are professors in the Athletic Training Education program in the School of Education, Health and Human Performance. They were kind enough to sit down with us and talk about their experience in reversing their classes. In this interview they talk about how and why they did it, what worked and what did not work, and how they changed both their and their student’s views on learning.