Not long after I wrote my second “can a computer replace me” post, an ESchool News article on “flipped learning” showed up in my inbox. The “flip” comes when students listen to the teacher talk on their ipods or computers, and then come to class (in person or online) to talk over what they’ve learned.
This article tries to address some of the concerns with this approach, and also acknowledges ways it can be done poorly. (Such as podcasting overlong lectures . . . ouch. I heard from my students about that one!)
Anyway, if you’re interested in this issue you might follow this link: