I think we all have a good idea of what the flipped classroom looks like. The flipping involves a lot of collaboration and, hopefully, engagement, on the students’ part. There are many tools available to do this both online and in-class. Many have tried different tools, but discussion forums tends to be by far the most popular. Students have said that they might have three or four classes with active discussion forums, which relates to a lot of posting. What options to the discussion forums have you tried in your courses to get students synthesizing course content?
By Ken Harmel