As always, FT4T produced a great list of 12 tools for creating flipped classroom lessons. Check them out and start flipping!
The International Association for K-12 Online Learning has released a new report Blended Learning: The Evolution of Online and Face-to-Face Education from 2008-2015 that examines the history of blended learning and offers a range of implementation insights through several case studies. More.
One of the biggest complaints about blended learning is that educators don’t know if it really has a positive impact on student achievement, and if so, under what circumstances. But in the last few years, a handful of studies have come out… Read more here.
And one more publication on this topic is available here.
The best flipped courses provide students with compelling, interactive learning content to hold their attention outside of class. Here are five ways to take lecture videos to the next level.
The Blended Learning Toolkit from colleagues in RSC Northern Ireland is an open resource for anyone who is interested in getting started with blended learning. The aim of the toolkit is to provide step-by-step practical guidance and links to useful resources for developing your blended learning materials.
The toolkit has four parts:
Part I is focused on getting familiar with the concept of blended learning and understanding how roles and responsibilities of lecturers are evolving.
Part II focuses on planning your approach to your blended course design. Planning includes analysing your traditional course to identify sessions which can be delivered online, while considering the needs of your learners
Part III looks at how to develop content and online activities and how to source appropriate media and materials which are readily available online for use in education.
Part IV centers on how to build a standalone online module, using various authoring tools which are available.
There is also a supporting video which provides an overview and is interspersed with case study clips from learning provider staff.
Faculty around the world are starting to experiment with blended learning. Blended learning can help personalize learning and use f2f more effectively. More resources were published recently by Cristensen Institute.
Michael F. Ruffini, a professor of educational technology at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, provides an explanation of the flipped classroom and its alternative, which offers the best of the flipped class and traditional face-to-face instruction, the face/flip.
University of Central Florida (UCF) and EDUCAUSE are teaming up to offer “BlendKit2014 – Becoming a Blended Learning Designer,” a free massive open online course (MOOC) on the merits and methods of blended learning. Registration for the course begins April 21, 2014, is currently open on Canvas Network. You can also follow along on Twitter at #BlendKit2014.