With Flipped Learning a topic of 2016 eLearning Professional Development at Woodville, the team were excited to learn more about the ‘how and why’ of Flipped classes.
The day began with an excellent keynote from Jeremy defining ‘what is Flipped Learning’ and explaining the benefit for schools.
Essentially, Flipped Learning is the process of using multimedia resources to maximize student access to information and making teacher contact time more efficient. Jeremy explained the key to a successful Flipped classroom is to identify a problem and investigate how multimedia resources can solve it. For example, students accessing lecture information at home so they can use class time for teacher support or creating a range of instructional videos that students can reference for more self directed learning. Jeremy provided a range of brilliant examples on how educators around the state are using Flipped Classrooms and the benefit it has made to their students.
Attendees were then given the opportunity to enroll in a range of hands on workshops and begin building the skills and understanding needed to create Flipped Classrooms of their own. The Hub team looked at a range of apps and Web 2.0 sites that help screencast, voice record, annotate and publish.
The day was a great starting point for the Hub team who can wait to support teacher and students in using multimedia based learning in 2016!