Rutgers Online Learning Conference

March 12, 2018
A Qualitative Look at the Flipped Classroom in Higher Education: Connecting Research to Practice
Room 168
Flipped classroom in higher education involves students actively learning content at home by working through video tutorials, then coming to class and collaboratively working in groups on more rigorous activities. This presentation will begin with a synthesis of qualitative research studies performed in flipped classrooms in a variety of higher education contexts. By examining key themes that emerge from the literature, participants will help generate a list of “best practices” in the flipped classroom environment. Then, participants will take a close look at the design, teaching and learning aspects of a flipped hybrid mathematics course at Rutgers University. Qualitative findings from student surveys, informal interviews and instructor’s reflections will be discussed as they relate to both the literature and best practices. Participants will walk away with a variety of instructional strategies for designing a flipped classroom where students feel they are learning successfully.
Speaker Bio(s): 

John Kerrigan is a full-time high school assistant principal who oversees two mathematics departments in Middletown, NJ. He has also been a part-time lecturer with the mathematics department at Rutgers University since 2007. John recently had the experience to teach an iteration of our first hybrid flipped "Topics in Mathematics for Liberal Arts" course, and our first synchronous online recitations for our "Precalculus College Mathematics" course. These experiences have afforded him with new insights and avenues for research in my doctoral program in Design of Learning Environments at the Rutgers Graduate School of Education. He is grateful for the guidance of his professors, colleagues and mathematics department administrators for allowing him to teach and learn in these unique settings, and he looks forward to what the future has in store for learning in non-traditional environments.

John Kerrigan
Department Name: 
Graduate School of Education, Mathematics Department
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Event Date

RUOnlineCon 2018
12 March 2018
200 Atrium Drive

Somerset, NJ 08873

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