Flipping the Classroom Fellowship begins

The Center for Instructional Technology will be working with a group of Duke faculty during the 2013-14 academic year on integrating active learning in the classroom.  Our Flipping the Classroom Faculty Fellowship brings together a diverse group of faculty to share faculty experiences using active learning techniques to achieve greater student learning, and to implement new techniques in their classes.

Participants in the program will be meeting about every three weeks during the academic year.  Activities will include discussion of and practice with active learning techniques, developing course outlines with learning objectives and assessments to guide activities, and visits to Duke classrooms to observe activities.  Faculty in the Fellowship will also develop assessments to determine if their goals of increasing student participation and learning are achieved.

During the next few months, we hope to have periodic updates from our Fellows about their classroom activities and what they are learning as they explore new ways of “flipping” their classes.

We are excited to work with the following faculty as we kick off the program.

  • Liz Turner, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics and Duke Global Health Institute
  • JoAnne Van Tuyl, Slavic & Eurasian Studies


Randy Riddle

Author: Randy Riddle

Randy Riddle is a Senior Consultant in Duke Learning Innovation and consults with faculty in the Social Sciences on pedagogy, learning, student assessment, and integrating technology into teaching practices. His professional interests include active learning, “flipped” classroom methods, inclusive classroom strategies, and integration of e-learning tools, social networking, video and multimedia, and data visualization into the daily work of teaching.