Part 5. Recordings of Class Sessions and Course Content
One aspect of online learning appreciated by many students is the recorded lectures created by instructors and posted to Canvas. When returning to in-person teaching, instructors may want to continue to provide some recorded lectures rather than using valuable class time to lecture on the material. In this way instructors could “flip” their classes by requiring students to view a recorded lecture before class. Class time could then be spent engaging students in activities or discussion to enhance and deepen their learning. The recorded lectures would also be available for students as they review content to prepare for exams, providing further learning benefit.
This quick tip has been drawn from “Improved student engagement in higher education’s next normal,” by Ed Glantz, Chris Gamrat, Lisa Lenze, and Jeffrey Bardzell, in the Educause Review, Tuesday, March 16, 2021.
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