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Genetics topics, videos and case studies

One of the first tasks for the genetics group at the Buffalo flipped case studies workshop was to agree upon a list of the essential and important genetics topics for an intro biology course, and then match the topics to … Continue reading

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Assessing the flipped classroom

At Pearson’s 10th Biology Leadership Conference, I’ve been amazed and impressed by how many instructors have either flipped their intro biology class, or are seriously contemplating it. There was so much interest that over 30 instructors voluntarily gave up one hour … Continue reading

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Flipping a large Intro Bio class – round 2

After reviewing results and student responses to my first iteration of flipping my large Intro Biological Principles class last fall, I made a few revisions for this go-round. The #1 student complaint from last fall was that watching the 30+ … Continue reading

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Recording lecture videos for the flipped intro biology course

In the flipped classroom, recorded lectures are the baseline and a failsafe. No matter what I and my students do in the classroom or lecture hall, students can still watch the videos and their learning won’t be any worse than … Continue reading

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Taking some lumps in the no-lecture model

I have now given 3 class sessions with no lecturing. I start off class with 3-4 clicker questions on concepts covered in a recorded video lecture that I posted and asked students to view before coming to class. The next … Continue reading

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Foray into the deep end of active learning

This semester, I’ve decided to take the plunge into the deep end of the active learning pool, and make my classes truly active and highly structured, with pre-quizzes and students working on problems during class time, in small groups. I’m … Continue reading

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