Professors stick with traditional approachesbecause they don’t know much aboutalternatives. Few get training or coaching onhow to teach.
Educators need to be re-educated as to whatto do with the class time that previously wasused for their lectures.
A model or framework for this re-education isneeded.
Learners need to be personally connected tothe topic. Student engagement is the key tolearning. This is more likely to occur throughengaging experiential activities.
The flip within blended and online classescomes when student experiences aresupplemented with media-driven content.
Lectures still have a place and can be moreeffective if given in the right contexts, such asafter (not before) students have exploredsomething on their own (via a labexperience, simulation, game, fieldexperience, analyzing cases, etc.) and developedtheir own questions and a need to know.http://edtechdev.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/whats-the-problem-with-moocs/
Older models of experiential learning can beupdated to include technology tools and buildoff of the concepts proposed for the flippedclassroom model . . .
Model: David Kolb1. Learning is best conceived as a process, not in terms of outcomes.2. Learning is a continuous process grounded in experience.3. Learning is a holistic process of adaptation to the world.4. Learning involves transactions between the person and the environment. http://leadershipchamps.wordpress.com/2008/04/17/learning-styles-for-better-leadership/
Model: 4MAT System http://www.aboutlearning.com/
This concrete experience provides anauthentic, often hands-on learning activitythat fully engages the student.
Goal to hook and motivate learners towant to know more about the contenttopics.
Experiential engagers can be done bothface-to-face and online.
Problem-Solving Games http://wilderdom.com/games/http://www.teampedia.net/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page
For the first time in human history talentedstudents dont have to have their potential andtheir dreams written out of history by lousyteachers. They can sit two feet in front of theworlds finest. Chris Anderson, TED curator
When students have multiple choices in ways todemonstrate their knowledge, the evidence of theirlearning is more accurate. We wanted the students toactually become the experts through the learningprocess. This assessment isnt just a fancy term for apresentation at the end of a unit. To actually engagein an authentic celebration is to witness a true displayof student understanding.New Horizonshttp://education.jhu.edu/newhorizons/strategies/topics/Assessment%20Alternatives/meyer_glock.htm
Example Celebrationof Learning Projectshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/57763362@N05/sets/72157626916672828/show/