For our flipped class, we are using video lessons to deliver the content. We have come up with a few options on how we make the lessons.
Last year, I made a lesson that mirrored what I would do in the classroom. For Precalculus, the lessons ranged from 10 minutes to 25 minutes. These are very long, however, this is a class that I used to teach for the entire 52 minute class period. How do I compress the content?
#1 Create many videos per lesson. We could make 2 to 5 videos that are each 5 minutes long. I don't quite understand why this would be any better. Students would just have to click on many different links rather than just one.
#2 Create a short concise lesson that does not have any examples. Then, create multiple lessons that "fishbone" off of the main lessons. These will have many examples for students to gain understanding. It will be more like a choose your own adventure lesson. I like this idea, but I wonder if students will just watch the main lesson, even if they need more practice. Are students good at assessing whether they need more practice? I would like to think so, but I'm not sure.
Let me know what you think of these ideas.