Spotlight Blog

Instruction Spotlight: Flipping the Classroom

Flipping the classroom is a deceptively simple idea.  Instead of students learning via in-class lecture and then working on homework afterwards, the flipped classroom has students prepare for class ahead of time (the literature on the subject most often suggests by watching a lecture screencast or listening to a podcast) and then using class time to apply this new found knowledge.

U of Minnesota Releases “Cultivating Change in the Academy”, Highlights Future of the Book

This collection of 50+ chapters showcases a sampling of academic technology projects underway across the University of Minnesota, projects that we hope inspire other faculty and staff to consider, utilize, or perhaps even develop new solutions that have the potential to make their efforts more responsive, nimble, efficient, effective, and far-reaching. Our hope is to stimulate discussion about what’s possible as well as generate new vision and academic technology direction. The work underway is most certainly innovative, imaginative, creative, collaborative, and dynamic.

A Book Is A Book And Other Thoughts On Our Webby Future

In February I wrote that every book is a website and we need to embrace the webiness of books. This led to some good discussion about the nature of books generally and casebooks in particular and about the nature of websites. The discussion helped clarify a couple of things in my mind.