How to flip faculty PD

Flipping helps faculty get more personalized support, provides community

flipped-PD-facultyThe recent focus on flipping courses for students highlights the multiple benefits this method of teaching and learning can provide. However, faculty, otherwise known as perpetual students, can benefit from this method through professional development (PD).

But how do you actually flip PD? In much the same way a professor would flip course material, with a few slight adjustments; for example, in offering IT or other departmental specialists on-hand for expertise and support.

By looking to flipped PD experts, as well as multiple resources on the subject, this article examines why flipping PD is beneficial to educators, especially when learning to implement different education technologies.…Read More

One shocking fact about Flipped Learning-and why it matters

New report touts Flipped Learning; but are colleges really on board?

flippedresizedNew results from a national survey reveal just how popular Flipped Learning has become. But with all of the hype on this teaching and learning style that’s grown in practice at an accelerated rate over the last two years, are colleges and universities really seeing results?

According to the recently released 2013 Speak Up National Research Project findings, Flipped Learning—defined in the survey as using lecture videos as homework while using class time for more in-depth learning such as discussions, projects, experiments, and to provide personalized coaching to individual students—is surpassing all other digital trends, including mobile apps and technology…at least, that is, in K-12.

But is higher education as enthusiastic? And if not, why?…Read More

Can you flip an online class?

The flipped class model can help us design more interactive online learning experiences

flip-online-classWe recently asked a group of teaching assistants, “How do you think today’s college class is different than when you were an undergraduate student? What is the most significant change you’ve noticed?”

The number one answer? Technology. This is not a surprise. What’s most interesting is that many of these graduate students were undergraduates just a few years ago, yet they still see technology as the most significant change in the college class. Why?

Shouldn’t our students be used to it by now? Shouldn’t we? Either technology is changing so rapidly that we always see it as “new,” or we’re still struggling to integrate technology effectively and seamlessly into the learning experience.…Read More

Professors: Here’s how to flip your classroom

Although the flipped classroom may not fit everyone’s teaching and learning style, the benefits are numerous

professors-flipped-classroom-benefitsEducators have been experimenting with and adopting new learning models now more than ever, as these innovative teaching strategies have the potential to enrich and advance student outcomes.

President Obama addressed this topic recently, noting that “a rising tide of innovation has the potential to shake up the higher education landscape,” while singling out flipped classrooms as one model among many worth considering.

With so many learning models emerging, many instructors are wondering if any of these new models are suited for their classroom and will live up to the hype to actually increase student success.…Read More