Online Learning Update

November 27, 2015

Students ‘flip’ over prof’s class, which blends online and in-class learning

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:07 am

by Julie Wurth, News-Gazette

Not everyone would show clips of the unfortunately named British game show “Golden Balls” to illustrate a microeconomics lesson, but Jose Vazquez is not a typical teacher. The UI professor no longer uses the centuries-old “chalk and talk” lecture style. Vazquez has chosen to “flip” his Principles of Microeconomics course — having students watch videos of his lectures online before coming to class in the cavernous Foellinger Auditorium.

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