Let’s face it, the world of learning is changing and honestly, there’s nothing anyone can do about it. Technology has taken hold of every facet of our lives and now has revolutionized the way we work, play and learn.
In 2008 in Colorado, two chemistry teachers, Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams had an idea: they purchased some software and filmed themselves giving lectures. They then posted it online for students to access. It was a success for the students – increasing engagement and freeing up time in class. For the teachers, it was an Eureka moment. The How a Flipped Classroom Works Infographic enables teachers to rethink how classroom time can be used.
“Flipped”, as in “Flipped Classroom,” is a buzzword often heard among the community of innovative educators. But what does this actually mean? Here are three informative multimedia presentations on the subject. The first is by Salman Khan, the pioneer whose highly successful website challenged teachers to consider changing the traditional classroom script. The second is a video by Aaron Sams, a teacher who wants to teach students how to set their own educational goals and become independent lea
As learning in the workplace becomes increasingly informal, the motivation of employees to drive their own development becomes increasingly pivotal to their performance. This is a point that I fear many of our peers fail to grasp.
Teachers are constantly looking for innovative ways to engage students in the classroom. As a result, new technologies are being introduced into the formal education setting that have opened doors in regards to the methods that a student is presented (and learns) new information.