The reverse classroom: lectures on your own and homework with faculty Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • ABSTRACT With the arrival of a technologically proficient generation of learners (often described with the moniker “digital natives”) into Canadian medical schools and residency programs, there is an increasing trend toward harnessing technology to enhance education and increase teaching efficiency. We present an instructionalmethod that allows medical educators to “reverse” the traditional classroom paradigm. Imagine that prior to an academic half-day session, learners watch an e-lecture on their own time; then during class, they do “homework” with tailored consultations from a content expert. The reverse classroom uses simple, readily accessible technology to allow faculty members to engage learners in high-order learning such as information analysis and synthesis. With this instructional method, the inefficient, repetitious delivery of recurring core lectures is no longer required. The reverse classroom is an effective instructional method. Using this technique, learners engage in high-order learning and interaction with teachers, and teachers are able to optimally share their expertise.

publication date

  • May 2013