Flipping Classes 4 Active Lifelong Learning

Flipping a Class
What does it mean to flip a traditional face-to-face class?

Flipping a classroom in the traditional face-to-face class is not the same as flipping a class in a fully online distance learning environment. Teachers do not need to be the center of learning in their classes, they can pass on the learning to their students by flipping their classes. Flipping a class means providing the content for students to view and review at home or outside the classroom.

Teachers provide the content by creating audio/videos. The videos can be done in live virtual classrooms. During the live online classes, students can ask questions and get support. The live online classes can then be viewed and reviewed anywhere at anytime before and after the face-to-face class. Class time is then devoted to questions and ongoing support as well as on homework and assignments.

Content and old form of lecturing or teaching the traditional way out is left out of the face-to-face classroom. The class time is then devoted to mentoring and tutoring in class. Flipping classes allows teachers to promote active learning. Learn more about active learning at the upcoming MMVC12 on active learning and the hole-in-the-wall experiments by Dr. Sugata Mitra. The experiments gave a clear indication that students can learn on their own provided they get the content and encouragement to learn.

Why Teachers are Flipping Classes

Flipping Classes with WizIQ Virtual Classroom
The annual Moodlemoot live online conference for 2012 (MMVC12) will have 2 sessions on the flipped classroom. Dr. Christel Booad will be presenting on Flipping the Elementary Classroom with Digital Media and Dr. Nellie Deutsch will be presenting on Flipping Classes & Mobile Learning.


Dr. Nellie Deutsch is an education technology and curriculum consultant, faculty at Atlantic University in the MA transpersonal and leadership studies, teacher trainer, researcher, and writer. She organizes Moodle MOOCs and online conferences. She earned her doctorate in education and educational leadership with a specialization in curriculum and instruction from the University of Phoenix Her dissertation research (available on ProQuest & Amazon) focused on instructor experiences with integrating technology in blended learning contexts in higher education around the world. Nellie offers free teacher training courses on teaching with technology, action research and Moodle for teacher courses to new, veteran, and future teachers who wish to teach online, face-to-face or in blended learning formats. She also provides online courses to teachers and ICT people on how to be administrators of Moodle websites. She integrates Moodle and WizIQ live virtual classes in all her courses.

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