Inverted Classroom instead of pure classroom teaching

The pandemic-related switch to completely online teaching has resulted in the creation of many digital textbooks, including a wealth of video material. Perhaps you have already asked yourself how you can continue to use your videos and integrate them into your teaching in a didactically valuable way in the future?

The method of choice could be the Inverted Classroom, for example.

In the inverted classroom, the usual activities of the teaching process, such as the synchronous transfer of knowledge "inside" the (virtual) lecture hall and the asynchronous deepening of knowledge, e.g. through homework, "outside" the (virtual) lecture hall are simply reversed.

Contact persons at the ZML
Svenja Geißler
Phone: +49 721-608-48154
E-mail: svenja.geissler∂

Dr. Carolin Henken
Phone: +49 721-608-48204
E-mail: carolin.henken∂

This means that the learning content is not taught on site at the university, but students use the asynchronous phases to acquire the relevant learning content independently. The content is provided to students in advance in the form of instructional videos or lecture recordings, written documents, digital media, or annotated slides. What is important here is that the instructional materials are well structured and that students are consistently guided through the learning material. During the synchronous phases - whether present at the university or in virtual form - the knowledge is solidified or deepened.

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Checkliste for the successful Inverted Classroom

Preparations for the start of the semester - structure the content!

 Clearly formulate learning objectives and central questions of the course.

 Prepare and structure materials (Break down into smaller portions? Is there a recognizable thread for students?)

 Guide students through the self-learning materials (e.g. with guiding questions, quizzes, exercises, ...)

 Set up course room in ILIAS and provide materials.

The Center for Technology-Enhanced Learning is happy to help you with the creation and preparation of digital learning materials as well as with questions about the Inverted Classroom. Contact us at: svenja.geissler∂, carolin.henken∂

At the beginning of the semester - provide orientation!

Have you informed your students about the following?

 Goals, contents and (temporal) organization of your learning unit

 Dates and deadlines for performance records or performance reviews

 Communication possibilities between you and students

 Communication possibilities between students

During the semester - show presence!

 Create a framework for a good cooperation (get to know each other round, member gallery, ...)

 Make the learning objectives of the course clear to students

 Provide feedback via forums

 Encourage professional exchange among students

 Create space for students to apply what they have learned (case studies, practical exercises, student presentations ...)

 Address problems

 Possible formats: Open question sessions, Structured brainstorming, Groups or partner work, Active plenary.

Exam preparation

 Save the results of the course with your students


 Offer office hours for questions