P291: Flipped teaching in organic chemistry

Author: Layne A. Morsch, University of Illinois Springfield, USA

Co-Author: Chris Luker, Kent State University, USA

Date: 8/4/14

Time: 2:45 PM3:05 PM

Room: LTT 101

Related Symposium: S21

Beginning in spring 2014, I have taught organic chemistry using a “flipped” teaching design. All lectures were recorded in advance and posted online for students to watch. The entire class time was then used to answer student questions about the posted material and textbook material, as well as to work out a large number of sample problems. I will discuss how I incorporate the videos into the course and student viewing habits of the lecture videos. This class was unique in that the first semester of the course was taught in a more traditional lecture style, while the second semester was taught with the flipped design. A survey was administered to ascertain student attitudes toward flipped vs. traditional format courses in organic chemistry. Exam grades from the second semester were compared to those from the first semester for this class. Grades were also compared to previous years when both were traditional lecture format courses to determine if there are any trends in achievement.