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"Flipped" classes on mechanical behaviour of materials at MIT

Prof Lorna Gibson | Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"Flipped" classes on mechanical behaviour of materials at MIT

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The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT developed its course on Mechanical Behavior of Materials as a MOOC on edX in 2013-2014. The residential version of the course at MIT has evolved since then. In 2014, the traditional format was offered, with the MOOC available as a supplement. In 2015, the subject was flipped, with MIT students watching the online lecture videos, doing the online problem sets and attending weekly tutorials taught by the faculty. In 2016, the subject was again flipped, with some modifications, based on the experience and student feedback.