A Flipped Classroom Approach: Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Have you ever felt that the traditional classroom structure we’ve all grown used to is a bit too limiting for the today’s day and age? After all, with the way technology has become interwoven into our daily lives, it only makes sense that our educational structure adapts to this shift to leverage the power of technology in the classroom. Below you’ll find professional insight into: What is a flipped classroom approach?

What if MOOCs Revolutionize Education After All?

Edsurge

If you’ve ever zoned out during a lecture, or if your students are prone to distraction as you click through your PowerPoint deck, that’s partly because we’re hard-wired not to focus intently for longer than ten or fifteen minutes at a time. Our bodies, after all, were evolved to master survival in nature, rather than staring at glowing bullet points on a screen. The title of the course is Learning How to Learn. They just want to watch me in class."

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Coursera’s Rick Levin On the Evolution of MOOCs and Microcredentials

Edsurge

Coursera sits somewhat awkwardly on the border between traditional higher education and the Silicon Valley-forces working to disrupt it. How’s that going? EdSurge talked with Rick Levin, CEO of Coursera (and former president of one of those big-name universities, Yale) about how the mega-courses known as MOOCs have changed in the five years since the start of their hype-filled debut. It has been five year since Coursera launched its first MOOCs.

The Benefits of a Just-in-Time Flipped Class

Fractus Learning

I have explored and used the flipped classroom technique for the past five years, but I came to flipping through the just-in-time techniques first expressed so well by IUPU physics professor Gregor Novak and his colleagues in their 1999 book Just-in-Time Teaching. Like the flipped technique, the JiTT technique is easy to understand and fairly easy to apply with the help of modern Web 2.0 I want to explore for a moment this link to complexity.

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The Professor Who Quit His Tenured Job to Make Podcasts and Lecture Videos

Edsurge

What’s life like after quitting a tenured job as a professor to become a freelance educator, making video courses and podcasts for a living? That’s one question we had for Kevin deLaplante, who did just that when he left Iowa State University in 2015 to focus on running his Argument Ninja Podcast and teaching courses on his online Critical Thinker Academy , both aimed at bringing concepts from his scholarship to a popular audience. Listen to the EdSurge On Air podcast?

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Self organised learning spaces

Learning with 'e's

It is now the largest single repository of knowledge on the planet and continues to grow with over 4.2 Currently, 750 new pages are added each day on just about every topic known to humanity. It''s the first port of call for many web users when they wish to check a fact or statistic. Us and an army of similar minded volunteers who love learning, and want to share their knowledge. Often this is because it is something of an alien concept to them.

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Tools for professional-looking digital portfolios

Neo LMS

Technology is an excellent way to make students of all generations more engaged in classroom activities and more motivated when they attend classes or do their homework. Granted, there is some truth to it. Read more: 6 Things you may not know about MOOCs.

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Asynchronous Learning or Live Lessons? Which One Works Better for Me?

Edsurge

If you work in education in 2020, you are making tough decisions about how to best reach and teach your learners in the midst of a global pandemic. Each approach is best suited to different contexts. In many ways, asynchronous online learning is similar to homework.

5 Ed-Tech Ideas Face The Chronicle’s Version of ‘Shark Tank’

Wired Campus

In the TV series Shark Tank, entrepreneurs with budding companies pitch their ideas to a panel of investors who ask probing questions and then decide whether to back the proposals. The Chronicle adopted a modified version of the format during a session at the South by Southwest Edu conference in March, with a panel of experts weighing in on five new products or ideas to fix pressing problems in higher education. True, our panel didn’t have any money to invest.

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Khan Academy Has Inspired Imitations Across Disciplines. MEDKSL is the Latest.

Edsurge

The latest, MEDSKL , aims to provide comprehensive medical content for use inside and outside the classroom. At the time, I’d been hearing about what Khan was doing and suddenly I realized there’s a fundamental divide between how we’ve traditionally taught medical school and how the next generation is wired to learn.” He saw young learners acquiring knowledge and skills through watching YouTube videos and thought, why not apply that idea to medicine?

How Teaching Using Mindfulness or Growth Mindset Can Backfire

Edsurge

The psychology professor at UT Austin has also become a popular voice working to translate research from the lab into advice for a general audience. He’s co-authored popular books, including Brain Briefs Answers to the Most and Least Pressing Questions About Your Mind. In his writings and podcasting, he’s tackled questions big and small, from commenting on the recent wave of mass shootings—to weighing in on why people like cat videos so much. What is your answer to that one?

Reflecting On My Visit to Saint Stephen’s College in Australia: The Learning Spaces #flipclass #edtech

techieMusings

I had the incredible opportunity to visit a school in Queensland, Australia. They invited me to their school to share my flipped classroom journey. Their school is committed to organization-wide change to effectively infuse technology into the curriculum and they are truly forward-thinking in their approach; the school has already implemented many innovative teaching practices and spaces. Students in this room are having a classroom lesson.

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Three GREAT (and Free) Virtual Conferences Where You Can Attend, Present, or Volunteer!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Each is free to attend, and each has an emphasis on encouraging participation and presentations--even if you''ve never done so before. Labs projects, designed to provide spaces for great conversations around education. Everyone is encouraged to participate--you can present, attend, and/or volunteer to help! but this is so that it can be part of Connected Educator Month , a month-long set of terrific activities to help educators connect with each other.

A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large. Form: An index of learning models, theories, forms, terminology, technology, and research to help you keep up with the latest trends in 21st century learning. ” BYOD programs allow students to use their own technology (usually smartphone or tablet) in a classroom.

Learning Revolution Newsletter - Week's Events - OZeLive Conference Starts - Michael Stephens, Pam Moran, and Ira Socol Highlighted Videos

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Cornel West Welcome to the Learning Revolution. These events bring together educators, learners, leaders, and others to rethink and reinvent education. To receive the weekly Learning Revolution newsletter, please join the Learning Revolution network. Other new conference dates to add to your calendar. Join us virtually as well for a one-day worldwide conference on Reinventing the Classroom on May 1st. Click here to join. Classroom 2.0

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The Free Learning 2.0 Conference: Great Keynotes and Sessions and YOU!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We have an incredible lineup of keynote speakers and some GREAT practitioner sessions--AND there is still time for you to sign up to present (we hope you will do so)! It is a unique chance to participate in a global conversation on rethinking teaching and learning in the age of the Internet. Subject strands include changes in the classroom, in student learning, in teacher personal and professional growth, in schools, and in pedagogy. The Learning 2.0

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Also speaking volumes, the publications that framed the educational fallout from last week’s referendum on EU membership in terms of how it might possibly hurt the business of British ed-tech. The US Department of Education released its “ #GoOpenDistrict Launch Packet ,” encouraging schools to use OER. From the Department of Education press release : “Secretary King Calls for Charter Schools to Lead on Rethinking Student Discipline.”

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

I think it is worthwhile, as the decade draws to a close, to review those stories and to see how much (or how little) things have changed. I thought for a good long while about how best to summarize this decade, and inspired by the folks at The Verge , who published a list of “ The 84 biggest flops, fails, and dead dreams of the decade in tech ,” I decided to do something similar: chronicle for you a decade of ed-tech failures and f**k-ups and flawed ideas.

Reflecting On My Visit to Saint Stephen’s College in Australia: The Learning Spaces #flipclass #edtech

techieMusings

I had the incredible opportunity to visit a school in Queensland, Australia. They invited me to their school to share my flipped classroom journey. Their school is committed to organization-wide change to effectively infuse technology into the curriculum and they are truly forward-thinking in their approach; the school has already implemented many innovative teaching practices and spaces. Students in this room are having a classroom lesson.