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Dec 15
nClass College Classroom

Flip your Classroom Without Flipping Out

You may be intrigued by the concept but haven’t yet made the flip. You may have flipped already and are looking to improve your classroom experience. You may just be learning about flipped classrooms right now. No matter how far you’ve flipped your classroom, nClass can help make the process easier. What Is a Flipped


Oct 19
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How to avoid 4 Flipped Classroom Mistakes

By making the lecture homework and the practice classwork, students benefit from peer collaboration and learn more actively. Not only does this make class more fun and save you from vocal strain during the day, but it’s effective! Ready to jump right into the world of flipped classrooms? Awesome–here’s what to avoid so that you


Sep 23
nClass College Classroom

Enhance Student Learning

Studies have found that traditional lectures may be ineffective at teaching students, so it is time to revisit the long passive lecture format?  It’s the mental equivalent of sitting all day–bad for you, but deeply entrenched. It’s time to stop teaching material the wrong way. Instead, try swapping bad lecture habits with cutting-edge active learning


Jul 29
nClass Learning

Improve Cognitive Domain Learning with nClass

Remember Bloom’s Taxonomy? It’s a set of vocabulary that explains the type of learning students experience. As a result, it also helps guide lesson plans in order to encourage learning. Here’s how nClass maximizes all aspects of cognitive learning:   Remembering –  This is the lowest level of cognitive learning, but also an important step


Apr 7
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5 Likert Scale questions to ask in the classroom

While Likert scales may be ubiquitous in the survey world, they seem come into the classroom around review time. Yet, the likert scale is a power tool to assess your students and your own teaching, so why not incorporate it all year? Need inspiration? We’ve put together 5 questions to ask your students using this


Apr 5
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Is the traditional form of lecture obsolete?

Is it possible that the most common class format is ineffective? Recent research points suggests it might be. In fact, students in traditional lectures are 1.5 times more likely to fail than those in active learning classes.   Where lectures fail: Participation is inherently optional. Unfortunately, this means your students tend to zone out after


Mar 5
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3 Ways to Turn Memorizers into Inquirers

3 Ways to Turn Memorizers into Inquirers It can be tempting to rely on traditional lecture methods, especially when your students seem to be doing well on their exams. But are your students really learning, or are they simply memorizing? It happens to the best of us. In fact, Harvard Professor Eric Mazur describes when


Feb 16
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Peer Instruction—no clickers needed

The trend of technology in the classroom is growing. Whether you are already running a flipped classroom or just interested in new teaching strategies, peer instruction may be worth a try. How does it work? Simply put, students teach each other during class. How? First, students come to class prepared with new knowledge on a


Feb 13
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How to Conduct Effective Lectures for New Age Learners

An educator’s role is more than simply transfer of information and knowledge, but also to ensure students understand, apply and create from this knowledge. One way this can be done is by turning lectures from one sided orations to discussions, debates and more two way question-answers. Here are a few ways to make your lectures


Jan 6
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3 Ways to Make an Active Learner Out of a Passive Observer

According to Late Dr. Mel Silberman, “Lectures put participants in a position of sustained, passive listening. Learning, unfortunately is not an automatic consequence of pouring information into another person’s head. It requires the person’s own mental processing. Therefore, lecturing by itself will never lead to real learning.” The road to creating an ideal classroom for


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