What is Flip?
F= Flexible Enviroment
L= Learning Culture
I= Intentional Content
P= Professional Educator
There is a new emphasis on coaching rather than lecturing, using everyday mobile devises. With emerging technologies and the need for new ways of communication, not to mention fitting in to a new build that does not have the teaching space we are used to, things have to change.
So I thought I would have a look in to the world of flipped learning to see how this will fit with my students, whilst incorporating web 2 applications.
What & why?
Flip teaching or a flipped classroom is a form of blended learning in which students learn new content online by watching video lectures, usually at home, and what used to be homework (assigned problems) is now done in class with teachers offering more personalized guidance and interaction with students, instead of lecturing. This is also known as backwards classroom, flipped classroom, reverse teaching. (Wikipedia 2014 online).
I first thought are we creating robo teacher to replace the real thing, but realised that to flip you still need to develop the resource and be there to check learning has taken place. I also realised that in doing this you are creating independence and although it takes time to create these resources it does reduce time spent in delivery underpinning knowledge and puts the ownership on the learner. You can flip the knowledge part of delivery come in to the class room and and check the understanding, or start the applying in preparation for analysis, cutting down classroom time, ideal for the open learning spaces of a modern college, provided we have mobile devises available.
I am not sure if I have become engaged in the concept of flipped or more so the resources I can use to flip that interests me, and until I have started flipping I will remain unsure of this answer.
The concept was first introduced in to the classroom in 2006 by Tenneson & McGlasson, with the emphasis on showing videos to demonstrate knowledge, it has since developed further the incorporate electronic resources to educate and communicate to the community. The idea being classroom is truly student-centered and teachers are free to engage with students on an individual level (Flipped learning network 2014 Online). There are lots of U tube videos on the flipped concept, however I found this link interesting.
Having this interesting insight I set about exploring the resources that can be used to flip learning, you can see how I got on and experience some of the developments in my three developed resources pages.
Flipped Learning Newtwork (2014) gateway to student engament [Online] Avalilable: http://flippedlearning.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&ModuleInstanceID=82&ViewID=047E6BE3-6D87-4130-8424-D8E4E9ED6C2A&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=103&PageID=1 [22may 2014]
Wikepedia (2014) What is flipped learning? [Online] Available: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flip_teaching [22 may 2014]