I can offer some general advice as I looked into the flipped approach back when I used to teach English several years back.
The Teachers Guide to Flipped Classroom is an excellent resource to begin with in terms of providing pedagogical guidance. The three cited benefits are as follows:
- Flipped learning keeps students more engaged.
- Teachers provide more personalized attention.
- Students can work at their own pace.
What I experienced - and what I've seen colleagues experience - is that these three "benefits" cannot always be assumed (obviously). In my view, they really hinge on the first one.
Asking students to watch a 45-minute lecture, especially if it's not done by you, can seem like you are phoning it in by outsourcing the instructional work of the course. Also, if students are lost five minutes in, you essentially lose them for their "homework" and the next class meeting because that time for application has to be spent explaining the lecture, i.e. doing what a non-"flipped class" already does. Thus, videos can be a far cry from keeping students engaged; they can just build resentment. However, if you recorded your own lectures, or in this case, your own commentary/follow-up to a lecture, you would demonstrate your own investment in the video content of the course and might increase buy-in that way.
Students detect authenticity in us very quickly, so I think it's imperative with this approach to explain how you envision your role as instructor in this pedagogical model. When flipped learning works, those latter two benefits shine. The classroom becomes a dynamic place for interaction among students and between teacher and students. But if #1 fails, the rest become moot.
As the article states,
"[the flipped classroom is] about moving the more passive
elements of learning (watching a lecture, reading a chapter, etc.)
outside of the classroom, so that more class time is available for
interactive, hands-on learning."
In sounds good in theory and can be good in practice. The challenge is making sure those passive elements are well-received and are instructionally sound and effective.
As another resource, the hashtag
#flipclass is a great place for exploring flipped classroom content on Twitter. There is a weekly chat every Monday from 5-6 PST (IIRC).