Active Learning: From Flipped Lectures to the Covid-19 Era


  • Paul Wyatt School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, Cantock's Close, Bristol, BS8 1TS, UK;, Email:



Active learning, Flipped, Online, Peer-2-peer, Radio


The use of flipped lectures and Active Learning has been explored in first year lectures for several years. Learning Catalytics software has been used to facilitate Peer-2-Peer learning in the Active Learning sessions. Several lessons were learned during these sessions which were important as we moved into delivering online material much more comprehensively. Bringing interaction to the lectures that were delivered live (synchronous sessions) was important to staff. Several technical solutions for producing online videos of high quality were brought into broader use. New teaching formats including a 'radio show' have been introduced to ensure that rich interaction with the students is possible with large groups.