More than one way to flip a class: learning analytics for mixed models of learning

Alan Dix

Talis, Birmingham, UK
and School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham

Case Study in Compass: Journal of Learning and Teaching

Full paper @ Compass (PDF, 409K)


This case study presents personal experiences in the reuse of materials, originally prepared for a small-scale MOOC, in face-to-face flipped-classroom and blended learning teaching.  While some of the literature on the flipped classroom suggests a quite uniform pedagogic style for each class, albeit differing between advocates, the experience of the author was far more pedagogically diverse, depending on the type of material and workload of the students.   Fine-grain learning analytics were also critical; these both allowed targeted feedback (enhancing student learning) and gave a sense of control (enhancing academic motivation and well-being).

Keywords: learning analytics, flipped classroom, video, MOOC, learning-resource reuse


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Figure 1. Talis Lighthouse pilot – web and mobile players
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Figure 2.  Analytics on PDF document.  The 'heat map' at the top left shows which portions of the document have been read
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Alan Dix 11/4/2016