A recent Stanford Online article, written by Aja Duncan, called “Nanomanufacturing: Pushing the Boundaries of Scale, Speed and Learning,” examined Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering Aneesh Nainani’s flipped Nanomanufacturing class. Awarded a seed grant by the Vice Provost for Online Learning, Nainani developed innovative and engaging at-home online learning modules as a part of the flipped class curriculum.
These 10- to 15-minute long video segments allow students to go through the material at an individualized pace, so that they may better learn the classes’ basic concepts while leaving in-class time for demonstrations, activities, and guest lectures from industry professionals.
Nainani, a proponent of the flipped classroom model, notes that professors and educators using flipped classes need new sets of skills, like producing, screen casting, and general technological savvy, to create engaging and effective learning environments for students—both in the classroom and at home online. For more resources about how to create, structure, and make the most of your flipped class, visit https://teachingcommons.stanford.edu/gallery/flipped-classroom.