Technology is a boon and it’s proving it again and again in various aspects of human lives. However, one can still debate on if is it a curse or a boon, but it will be wrong not to appreciate the technology advancements. Technology advancements are changing the way business was taking place and will be doing the same in the coming years.
While technology is driving a revolution in every field, how education would lag behind? Yes, education combined with technology is a not a surprising thing anymore, as students are already using it anyway. Flipped learning is one of the focal advancement, technology has given to the students as well as educators.
What is the need?
In a conventional system, students generally try to capture what is being said at the instant speaker says it. However, they face difficulty in getting all the information, as they cannot stop the speaker to reflect upon what is being said. Contrary to traditional learning, flipped learning allows students to control the lecture: they can watch, rewind, and fast-forward as needed. This ability allows students to get information at ease.
What is it?
The days are gone when students used to attend every lecture being present physically. The modern era demands everything at a click away and that’s where Flipped learning makes an impact. Short video lectures, viewed by students at home or somewhere else, before the class session, making them devoted to exercises, discussions or projects in class-time. Flipped approach is mainly based on video lectures created by the instructor or posted online. A podcast can be a good example of Flipped approach, where information is at ease and one can get it anytime, anywhere. Active learning, student engagement, course podcasting, and hybrid course design can be achieved through Flipped classrooms.
How does it work?
There is no certain model for the flipped classroom that could constrain diversity of the concept to the limited use. The term can be used to describe any class structure that provides prerecorded lectures followed by in-class exercise. In one model, students get lectures of five to seven minutes, while in-class they can solve online quizzes on the topic they have learned or also certain activities can be performed in-class to know what they have learned, which can help clarify points of confusion. Instructors also might lead in class discussions or transform the classroom into a studio where students can collaborate, create and put into practice what they have learned.
The future of education paints success for those advancements which aim to transform the traditional system into something better, wider and easier.