2016 Mini-grant Project

I have been using the FL model in my biology classes (General Biology I and General Biology II) for over 3 years. I have mostly relied on videos from YouTube and ED-TED. I have also created a limited number of my own lectures (screencasts).

They can be viewed on YouTube on this link https://www.youtube.com/user/edbiopodcasts2012/videos.

In my FL courses, students are required to prepare for every class by watching assigned online videos and answering a short online …

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I have been using the FL model in my biology classes (General Biology I and General Biology II) for over 3 years. I have mostly relied on videos from YouTube and ED-TED. I have also created a limited number of my own lectures (screencasts).

They can be viewed on YouTube on this link https://www.youtube.com/user/edbiopodcasts2012/videos.

In my FL courses, students are required to prepare for every class by watching assigned online videos and answering a short online quiz on Moodle. The feedback I continually receive from my students is that they like the videos I assign from YouTube and ED-TED, but they find my videos to be more useful for them as they point directly to what I want them to focus on in their learning.

The main aim of this project is to convert online video watching, which is a requirement in my FL biology courses, from a passive activity to an active learning experience through watching and interacting with online interactive videos.

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Cell signalling & Photosynthesis Videos

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References

  1. Bishop, J.L. and Verleger, M.A., 2013, June. The flipped classroom: A survey of the research. In ASEE National Conference Proceedings, Atlanta, GA.
  2. Stone, B.B., 2012. Flip your classroom to increase active learning and student engagement. In Proceedings from 28th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
  3. Kay, R.H., 2012. Exploring the use of video podcasts in education: A comprehensive review of the literature. Computers in Human Behavior, 28(3), pp.820-831.
  4. Yousef, A.M.F., Chatti, M.A. and Schroeder, U., 2014. Video-Based Learning: A Critical Analysis of The Research Published in 2003-2013 and Future Visions.
  5. Janzen M, Seven things you need to know about interactive video assessment tools. (white paper) Teaching and Learning with Technology, Pennsylvania State University. September 2014. Available at tlt.psu.edu/2014/09/15/hot-team-interactive-video-assessment-tools/. Accessed December 10, 2015.

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