Flipping Out in Computer Science
For a while, every conversation about education seemed to lead to the term MOOC (massive open online course). The hype around such courses seems to have died down to some extent, but MOOCs still exist and are largely good things, even if they have not fulfilled the promise of educating the world. However, there has been an unanticipated side effect to the (forgive me here) MOOC-ification of courses. We suddenly find ourselves in possession of some really high-quality teaching materials. What else might we do with such assets? I’d like to make the point that the wealth of online material opens up the possibility that those of us in the education business can undertake experiments in education that lead to deeper learning. In this article, I’ll focus on the flipped classroom.