An Open and Connected Course for Faculty Development

Unit 2 - Learning Culture

Remember: English or Spanish is fine on all submissions.

Post your submissions to your own blog and upload your YouTube video. We recommend that you advertised your posts via Twitter with the hashtag #openflip and place a comment at the bottom of this page to generate traffic to your content.

This Week's Videos

Learning Culture

Remember: English or Spanish is fine on all submissions.

Now for the topic: Pillar of Flipping - Learning Culture

In the traditional teacher-centered model, the teacher is the primary source of information. By contrast, the Flipped Learning model deliberately shifts instruction to a learner-centered approach, where in-class time is dedicated to exploring topics in greater depth and creating rich learning opportunities. As a result, students are actively involved in knowledge construction as they participate in and evaluate their learning in a manner that is personally meaningful.

Consider your current status on thoughts on the following two statements:

  • I give students opportunities to engage in meaningful activities without the teacher

    being central.

  • I scaffold these activities and make them accessible to all students through differentiation and feedback.

Resources

Submission

This (and each of the assignments) is divided into three pieces. I divide them in order of importance (mostly) to our learning as a group.

  1. Discuss here PLEASE!  It is important to have our own reflections on the material but just as important for ourselves and our colleagues is to share our point of view and see those of others. You should at least have a summary of what your submission is.
  2. Post a short (60 seconds - 3 minutes) video screen capture/recording of your reflections on the topic. Please post to YouTube (you can leave it as 'unlisted' or make it public, your choice) and embed that inside your blog post
  3. Post a short essay (How long? Long enough, a single page even) of your thoughts on this to get them into written format. Video is great, but the written word creates a different type of reflection and also is much more amenable to searching. Please post this to your blog and also include in your blog the tag (or category) #Unit2

After Submission, Please Interact

This (and each of the assignments) is divided into three pieces. I divide them in order of importance (mostly) to our learning as a group.

  1. Discuss here PLEASE!  It is important to have our own reflections on the material but just as important for ourselves and our colleagues is to share our point of view and see those of others. You should at least have a summary of what your submission is.
  2. Also, feel free to start using Twitter for discussing with the participants in the course. Remember to use the hashtag #OpenFlip when posting so others in this course will see those posts go by in their Twitter Stream.

This Week's Activities

  • Wednesday at 8pm, evening Google Hangout.
  • Friday at 3pm, daytime Google Hangout.

If you have questions, contact Ken. The best mode is via Twitter by tagging Ken in a post (@ken_bauer) or sending a Twitter direct message (DM).  The other option is via email with kenbauer at gmail dot com.

CC BY 4.0 Unit 2 – Learning Culture by Ken Bauer is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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