I wonder – when I go through the training for our new Title 3 grant next year, will I be able to do something like what Salman Khan suggests in his TED talk? http://www.ted.com/talks/salman_khan_let_s_use_video_to_reinvent_education.html (Two strange things: for some reason, I can’t seem to insert hyperlinks at the moment – hopefully I can go back and fix this in the office on Monday; also the talk transcript appears at the link, but the video is not visible here or on my iPad via the TED app.)
I remember trying this in an upper level class several years ago – having the students read the book and then coming into class and doing several examples at their direction. After three or four sections of complete confusion, I asked them if we should start over with more traditional lectures and they (ALL) said yes. Perhaps the addition of my lecture that the students can watch on their own time would make this better. I hope that I can manage to do this.
Hat tip to http://www.joannejacobs.com/ – the video shows on her link at http://www.joannejacobs.com/2011/03/khan-use-video-to-flip-education/