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 A. Riddle consults with faculty in the Humanities and Social Sciences on integrating technology into teaching. He has been a CIT consultant since 2000. His professional interests include e-learning, social networking, online productivity tools, video and multimedia, and visualization. Randy's current work includes management of the CIT's Faculty Fellows program, consulting on Coursera course design and exploring areas such as e-textbook authoring. His other interests outside of work include restoration of vintage recording formats and broadcasting and film history. He volunteers for the Old Time Radio Researchers Group and maintains an ongoing blog on radio history research.