Dynamic. Engaging. Interactive. All descriptive words used when approaching the topic of flipped learning or creating a flipped classroom. Teachers lecture in the front of the classroom less and offer communal guidance with the use of content delivered online. Like with any new technology or teaching method today, being successful is clearly tied to having a school wlan that is able to adapt to a chaning mobile environment.
The flipped aspect is approached when students view lectures in short videos at home before entering class wherein they have discussions, projects and exercises based on what they
Teachers act less as instructors and more as coaches or advisors encouraging students to collaborate for information. watched. The classroom is then an environment resembling a workshop where questions are posed about the content and interaction between students is hands on.
Proponents of online learning have stated that this type of education improves student morale and success as they don’t have to write and take in everything an instructor says as they lecture. It gives students time to stop and reflect on their timeline as they watch the videos and then talk through questions and thoughts after marinating on the subject matter.
Here is a very cool video explaining just exactly what a flipped classroom looks like:
With the help from mobile devices and 1:1 and BYOD programs as well as online collaborative learning, the flipped classroom allows teachers and students to interact in a much more effective relationship. Teachers no longer stand between the information and their students. They are now given direct access to the information and teachers can act as mentors, guides and coaches.
If you are considering trying flipped learning below is an amazing infographic from Sophia.org which provides some amazing stats on this new type of teaching.
Tweet this Stat - In 2014 78% of teachers have flipped a lesson up 30% since 2012
Tweet this Stat - 96% of teachers who have flipped a lesson would recommend it to other teachers
Tweet this Stat - 9 out of 10 teachers noticed a positive change in student engagement since flipping their class
To view an interactive and much larger version of the infograph below simply click on the image!
As this learning method grows in popularity devices and tablets for educational purposes are going to grow in demand, meaning our school wireless networks need the proper infrastructure to help. Organization and proper planning is a must to make sure you are set up for success to start a program like this.
To know if your school is ready for the growing trend of flipped learning and the growing number of devices on your network take a look at the recent article, “Is your School Ready for Wireless Technology in the Classroom?”
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