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RESOURCE: 6 Expert Tips for Flipping the Classroom — Campus Technology

Three leaders in flipped classroom instruction share their best practices for creating a classroom experience guaranteed to inspire lifelong learning.

“If you were to step into one of my classrooms, you’d think I was teaching a kindergarten class, not a physics class,” laughs Harvard University (MA) professor Eric Mazur. “Not because the students are children, but because of the chaos and how oblivious the students are to my presence.”

Such pandemonium is a good thing, insists Mazur, an early adopter of the flipped classroom model that has become all the rage at colleges and universities across the country. “That’s how we all learn: by actively engaging in the material rather than sitting in a classroom and writing down the words said by the professor.”

via 6 Expert Tips for Flipping the Classroom — Campus Technology.

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Brian S McGowan, PhD

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Brian is a research scientist and educational technologist. He helped transform Pfizer’s Medical Education Group and previously served in educational leadership roles at HealthAnswers, Inc.; Acumentis, LLC.; Cephalon; and Wyeth. He taught graduate medical education programs at Arcadia University for 10 years. Dr. McGowan recently authored the book "#socialQI: Simple Solutions for Improving Your Healthcare" and has been invited to speak internationally on the subject of information flow, technology, and learning in healthcare.

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