Flipped Class Town Hall

This page is a resource repository for the "Flipped Class" Town Hall held by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences on May 21, 2020. The town hall was lead by Dean Andrew Hippisley and Associate Dean for Student Success Brien Bolin. 

Resources from the Deans

  • Dr. Hippisley reminded people to consult the remote and online support page on the LAS website for more information.
  • Dr. Bolin also plan to share several Chronicle of Higher Education articles as well as links to other resources. He had poor connectivity, so those links are here instead, and can be found at the bottom of this page.

Information and Resources from the Guests

Mark Porcaro:

Mark shared that hybrid classes come in various types. There’s not just one model. Most commonly the lectures and knowledge checks are online, while the in-class portion is devoted to deeper dives into specifics or there may be options for working step-by-step through homework, problem sets, case studies, simulations, etc.

In courses where this has been effective, instructional goals are the key driver, and tools are intentionally selected to support that learning, and the faculty then acts as a guide through the learning.

Focus on Learning Outcomes: start with the end in mind

Structure your interaction: student-student, student-faculty, student-content.

Start simple: fewer technology integrations. Voice-over powerpoint or clear text that can be machine read is just as effective as a flashy animated video.

Integrate appropriate technology: as with the previous point, the best technology is the most   transparent. By that I mean it won’t get in the way of what you are teaching. Don’t just use it because it’s flashy or available.

He also suggested you have a look at the 7 things you should know about flipped classrooms.

Here is his syllabus and a module from his class.

John Jones:

Record lectures and flip your class

To prepare for online or hybrid classes this fall, we have the opportunity to prepare ahead and record some lecture content early. The MRC has information on both creating your own lecture videos, and you can now sign up to work with WSU-TV to record lecture videos ahead of time.

Accessibility and Covid-19 

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many challenges for universities including student accessibility to programs and services.  Wichita State University’s Office of Disability Services has been working diligently to anticipate these challenges and to timely address all accessibility needs and requests in a timely and effective manner. Click on the links below to find helpful information on navigating COVID-19 accessibility challenges.

Carolyn Speer:

Training this summer

We have live, Zoom-based trainings this June and this August (training announcements coming soon for August) through the Academic Resources Conference. We have social events too, so please consider joining us if only for those. To keep up with all the events as things get added, and to try for prizes, please join our Facebook group. You can sign up for our events via MyTrianing (login to MyWSU portal and look on the left for the link to MyTraining, then have a look at the calendar for June and/or August).  All instructors of any rank are welcome, so please encourage any GTAs or adjuncts you know to attend. Anyone without MyTraining access can register by sending us an email at IDA@wichita.edu

Hybrid options

You can use the Hybrid Delivery page to help guide your decisions about your classes for fall. Once you have chosen your model, scroll down to find a link to a page dedicated to your choice. It will give you more information and provide you a link to the trainings that we recommend you get to be successful.

Discussion Boards

If you are interested in using online discussion boards in a new way, you may find this article from Inside HigherEd interesting.

Synchronous versus Asynchronous Teaching

Dr. Bolin's Resource Links