As an alternative to traditional lectures, we offer a flipped lecture option. Flipped lectures are self-paced and students are expected to watch recorded lecture videos prior to attending class. The flipped sections meet only once a week (on Thursday's) and are designed to engage students with hands-on activities in a group or collaborative setting. Flipped lectures can be helpful for those who are looking for an alternative instructional strategy other than traditional lectures. Flipped lectures are only recommended for those who can manage their time well to watch video lectures and perform interactive activities prior to the class. Monday is designated as the "film day" where students watch video lectures (individually or as a group). Flipped lectures meet in person from 11-12:20pm on Wednesday's in Frist 307 (attendance required) (except for the first and last lecture, where you attend the traditional lecture).
To apply for SPRING 2016 ,
complete this application
as soon as possible. The flipped lecture is limited to 30 students and so apply early.
It will be mostly first come first served basis, so apply asap. We often have a wait list
for the course.
(attend traditional lecture)
|2||9/24||Analysis of Algorithms||watch||read||do||–|
|3||9/25||Stacks and Queues||watch||read||do||–|
|8||10/15||Elementary Symbol Tables · BSTs||watch||read||do||–|
|9||10/15||Geometric Applications of BST||watch||read||do||–|
|10||10/22||Balanced Search Trees||watch||read||do||–|
|11||10/22||HashTables - ST applications||watch||read||do||–|
|15||11/12||Minimum Spanning Trees||watch||read||do||–|
|25||12/17||Algorithmic Interview Questions
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What Princeton students have to say about flipped lectures. Kaitlin (Katie) Hanss is a Princeton junior majoring in Computer Science. In Fall 2014, she took the flipped lecture session. Listen to Katie to understand the overall impression of flipped lectures, how she prepares for the class, about the mini lecture, how the individual and group worksheets help learn more conceptual ideas etc.
Videos can be accessed from a mobile device such as a tablet or phone. Simply place a browser shortcut to
http://classroomsalon.com:8081/mobile on your mobile desktop. We highly recommend using a Chrome browser
on your mobile device.
If you have trouble signing up, email Dr. Ananda Gunawardena (Guna) (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Networking. You need to select your own small learning network to engage closely. The network members can be the one's who sit together in the flipped class. You still have access to all annotations from all students but network provides a way to engage with a smaller subset of the class.
As you watch the videos, you can add location specific comments using tags to categorize them. This is an important part of your flipped learning
experience. The comments you make will help you reflect on the video as well as inform us how we should conduct the flipped session.
In general make at least 3 comments (more is better) per lecture/week
using some pre-defined tags. You can make comments anonymous if necessary.
Here is a list (or a variation) of the most common tags:
In-video prompts. Look for special questions embedded into specific places of the video titled "local prompts". You can click on the time stamp for the comment to find the location for the local prompt. Click on the "reply" button on the comment to respond and then expand the replies to see the correct answer.
You will earn points for participation. You can receive up to 5 course percentage points
for your participation. Classroom Salon will always show you your activity levels.
The Salon Engagement Score is a continuous reflection of your engagement compared to
all others in the flipped lecture. The score is provided as a way for you to know where you are
in the course and encourage you to improve your engagement.
Learn from others. We learn best by observing what others do and do not do. In Classroom Salon, you will be able to see what others have commented on. Read them when you can, vote on them and reply or extend the replies as necessary. Even if you do not make any comments in a particular video, endorse other student comments so we can discuss them online or in class.