Win a Juno & all about Flipped Learning in Education Today
The March Edition of Education Today has a focus on innovative learning and features a piece by Michal Tsur of Kaltura – a video platform company – who goes over some of the basics of Flipped Learning in the Flipped Classroom – some of the salient points of which are below.
The Glaring Omission – Flipped Learning is Easy
One of the things that Michal covers is that new technology has enabled flipped learning – but she does not say how easy it can be now. While it may all sound like jungles of cables and IT support, flipped learning can be as easy as USB-into-PC plus an auto-software install. At least that is how to do it with Juno. We’ll put a video up imminently.
Anyway, check out Juno here to see how easy it is these days – and the reviewers at Teach Secondary agree. And if you want to get even more involved, you could win over £1000 worth of Juno for your school. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Michal’s Flipped Learning Benefits
- students take more control and engage more with their learning as the classroom becomes more of a forum for enquiry and development and not lecture.
- more lesson time can be spent assisting and developing – not lecturing and promoting
- students can review (and replay) and prepare at home, making them more ready for lessons
- teachers can prepare content in advance and perfect it
- students can learn at their own pace – taking account of their personal learning preferences, difficulties or need to catch up after absence etc
Michal’s Obstacles to Flipped Learning
- the technology is there, it is the attitudes that may not be (we say: any change can be challenging, but the benefits are there and you can find out more online or try Juno to find out more.)
- learners may be more receptive and prepared than teachers (we say: this wouldn’t be the first time that teacher becomes learner)
- preparing videos may seem daunting (we say: the Juno concept deals with this in a great way – your video could just be the content of your lesson)
- flipped content needs to be something more than just a video text book (we say: even so, wouldn’t it be an advance, even if it was?)
So there you have it – flipped learning – we are hearing more about it as a concept and there are lots of ways to get into it, but if you need to find out more (as always) try googling flipped classroom or flipped learning or lesson capture. Or ask one of the team at PC Werth.