Flip classroom or flipped learning is a pedagogical approach that employs direct instructional moves from the group learning space to the individual learning space and the result produces a group space that is transformed in to a dynamic, interactive learning environment where the educators guides students as they apply concept and engage creatively in the subject manner.
How is it being conducted?
There is no single model for the flipped classroom—the term is widely used to describe almost any class structure that provides pre-recorded lectures followed by in-class exercises. In one common model, students might view multiple lectures of five to seven minutes each. Online quizzes or activities can be interspersed to test what students have learned. Immediate quiz feedback and the ability to rerun lecture segments may help clarify points of confusion. Instructors might lead in-class discussions or turn the classroom into a studio where students create, collaborate, and put into practice what they learned from the lectures they view outside class. As on-site experts, instructors suggest various approaches, clarify content, and monitor progress. They might organize students into an ad hoc workgroup to solve a problem that several are struggling to understand. Because this approach represents a comprehensive change in the class dynamic, some instructors have chosen to implement only a few elements of the flipped model or to flip only a few selected class sessions during a term.
Why is it important?
In a traditional lecture, students often try to capture what is being said at the instant the speaker says it. They cannot stop to reflect upon what is being said, and they may miss significant points because they are trying to transcribe the instructor’s words. By contrast, the use of video and other pre-record media puts lectures under the control of the students: they can watch, rewind, and fast-forward as needed. This ability may be of particular value to students with accessibility concerns, especially where captions are provided for those with hearing impairments. Lectures that can be viewed more than once may also help those for whom English is not their first language. Devoting class time to application of concepts might give instructors a better opportunity to detect errors in thinking, particularly those that are widespread in a class. At the same time, collaborative projects can encourage social interaction among students, making it easier for them to learn from one another and for those of varying skill levels to support their peers.
Edu 2.0 is a free web based LMS (Learning Management System) that enables users to create virtual classrooms as well as a knowledge sharing platform for educators, knowledge experts and basically anyone off the internet. Classes that are created can be accessed by other users have a login in that particular domain.
In my opinion, Edu 2.0 is able to be a great platform to create reading assignments which students are able to take home study and for the teacher to monitor their progress. In a flip classroom setting, the use of Edu 2.0 can assist educators to spend more time with their students when they have face to face sessions and refer to the content that were provided to them previously.
Flip classroom has been picking traction in the United States of America and all over the world as the younger generation are experiencing big changes as the world that they live and love are constantly are in competition with technology, social media interaction and experiential sensations.
The survey research above gives an overview insight the adoption of flip classrooms. Although there is a big debate concerning the effectiveness of such an approach, this survey provides a good foundation for debates on the learning approach of flip classrooms.
Faculty Focus publishes articles on effective teaching strategies for the college classroom — both face-to-face and online. Faculty Focus was created in 2003 by Magna Publications. Faculty Focus is edited by Mary Bart. Mary joined Magna in 2008 and also manages the company’s social media presence. Mary got her start in journalism as a reporter and managing editor at a small community newspaper in upstate New York and later served at the editor-in-chief of Counseling Today, the monthly magazine of the American Counseling Association.
Changing the frontier of education. A story from personal usage to a national concerted effort to change the way students engage learning. Salma Khan provides his side of the story to the formation of Khan Academy.
A news coverage follows suit as to how Khan Academy is being used in classrooms all over in the United States of America.
Sir Ken Robinson is a renown educator that promotes creativity. His viewpoints of how present education is killing creativity in the young. It is an inspirational and insightful sharing to understand the current state of the school system. In a globalized setting whereby innovation, creativity is becoming more and more of a need rather than a supplementary skill set.
-If you are not prepared to be wrong, you will never come out with anything original- Sir Ken Robinson
As part of my required study I’ve decided to explore the themes of creativity as well as flipping the classroom. This blog is a digital footprint of my journey thus far and hopefully be able to encourage others to start their own as well.
Creativity has been an integral part of my being and a deep concern of mine. Of course the other flip side of the coin would be Education.