Mayeaux took the idea of
flipping to a new level
when he incorporated
the use of Vine, a social
media platform that en-
ables users to produce
six-second videos, into his
Introduction to Biopsy-
chology class this past
chology at St. Bonaven-
ture since we just added
this to our curriculum. I
wanted to try some new
ways to get students en-
gaged early in the semes-
ter so I could get them
class work. Faculty prepare lectures using
video and other technologies that students
are expected to review in advance of class.
Class time, then, is spent investigating the
topic through in-class engagement and exer-
deeply about what I want students to learn
do," said Dr. Carol
of accounting and
associate dean of
the School of
her classes in the
this type of class. I
received a lot of
back, but it did re-
quire students to
change their ap-
proach to class. A
day. And they cannot fall behind on the
`homework' since it typically requires them to
review materials that we will draw on in class.
Although most students adapted and en-
joyed the format, there were a few who were
not comfortable with it," she said.
of 2013, faculty in the School of Business are
particularly well positioned to integrate tech-
nology into their teaching strategies. Finance
professor Dr. Jim Mahar is among the many
business faculty who have embraced the
new technology available in the building.
flipping his finance classroom.
happily surprised that all the students seem
to watch them and I think we get more stu-
dent involvement and class participation,"
said Mayeaux of processes such as sodium-potassium
pump, action potential, and transmission across the
way that I had not yet tried that also should have had
some pizazz to it because it was involving social media
that I figured they'd be familiar with," he said.
ing the concept," said Mayeaux.
classroom approach has been very much a collaborative
effort among faculty," he said.
to understand what was accurate, what was not. When
it came to test time, I got some amazing answers. The
students who put more into the Vine did better on the
exam, so much so that I had to give bonus points."