Course Delivery Model
Many courses throughout the program will be taught using a “flipped class” pedagogical model in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed. Students will be responsible for watching a number of short video lectures prior to class each week allowing in-class time to be devoted to exercises, projects, or discussions. This format requires students to be active learners promoting student engagement, student responsibility and independence, critical thinking and analysis. The notion of a flipped classroom utilizes technology through a hybrid course design, and course podcasting. The value of a flipped class is in the repurposing of class time into an environment where students can inquire about lecture content, test their skills in applying knowledge, and interact with one another in hands-on activities. During class sessions, the instructor functions as a coach or advisor, encouraging students in individual inquiry and collaborative effort. Students MUST be prepared and be actively engage in every class.