The language of pedagogy is changing. University administrators, politicians, scholars, and teachers embrace this new lexicon of MOOCs, hybrids, and digital platforms. Their purposes differ. Some view these tools for potential profit or cost savings, while others debate their long-term impact on learning. Classicist Jennifer Ebbeler’s flipped classroom gave her insight into the benefits and shortcomings of a model in which students spend their class time engaged in discussion, problem-solving, or group projects. When they are outside brick and mortar confinements, they watch or listen to lectures in preparation for their class meetings.
Elaine Carey is chair and professor of history at St. John’s University and AHA vice president, Teaching Division.
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