This particular approach to a flipped classroom emphasizes an enhanced student-centric perspective to the (e-)learning environment, while also integrating various areas of expertise from IT/media staff and faculty. The particular case discussed in this presentation focuses on a target audience of predominately first-year students who are primary multilingual language users and L2 writers in a required college-level writing-intensive course. Rather than having the videos in the e-learning platform include the voice and visual image of the instructor of record, the emphasis was placed on a peer who had mastered the materials.
After several meetings with the instructor of the particular course so as to decide on the materials that would be covered (e.g. in regards to the various stages of writing a researched essay), the student then collaborated with select IT/media experts on staff. The goal of this approach to e-learning is to place the student at the center of the experience. By doing so, it is hoped that the student becomes more invested in the various learning outcomes established for the course.