“In short, flipped online learning would involve a larger focus on the student producing the learning materials and having an online instructor be more of a ‘guide on the side’ as it were. Rather than watching videos and taking a quiz, you’d have a robust discussion, have students create projects to share with classmates, and generate more discussion out of that.”
I’ve been experimenting more and more with flipping the classroom and it is getting results.
As this Edudemic article states, “Flipped learning has been around for a while. It’s a rethinking of the standard classroom model that puts students in the driver’s seat. With the influx of technology into education, the flipped classroom model has really taken off. In fact, it’s one of the hottest education trends we’ve been monitoring on Edudemic for the past 4 years. We published a useful guide to flipped classrooms many moons ago but were excited to see an updated visual guide to flipped classrooms from the fine folks at We Are Teachers. It details the basics of flipping, apps that you should use in a flipped classroom, and more.”
Interesting article from Edudemic about using YouTube in the classroom. For an ESL classroom YouTube can be very helpful in any area of English language learning. For example if you type into the search box ‘second conditional’ you get close to 27 000 results. Most of these results frankly are crap (think teachers filming themselves in front of whiteboards) but many are very interesting and worthy, such as the one below.