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.

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