Flipped learning has been around for a while, but people still interpret its meaning differently based on personal experiences. Initially Flipped Learning was to be done outside of the classroom. Students would watch videos at home and then come into class to work out problems, ask questions, and work on projects. The videos took care of the "lecture" portion of the class and allowed the students to work on "homework" in class where they would have easy access to the teacher for assistance. While some may flourish in this scenario, other do not. Especially those who do not have access to needed technology at home. While we like to think these days everyone has access to technology and the Internet, a post by ConnectedNation.org called NEW U.S. CENSUS FINDINGS: NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS WITHOUT INTERNET ACCESS breaks down the number of households in the US that have absolutely no access to the Internet based on the 2018 American Community Survey. The number of households without Internet access per state ranges from about 24,000 up to over 1 million depending on the state.
To increase the accessibility of Flipped Learning, many teachers are are using flipped lessons in their classrooms instead of students flipping at home. This allows students to access the lessons as needed, at their own pace, and as often as needed while still giving teachers the ability to interact with students to support and enrich them while they work. Here is a video from the Cult of Pedagogy that explains how learning can be flipped in the classroom and explains some of the benefits as well:
Additional Canvas Community Resource for authentic application of Flipped Learning:
There are many options here, but basically fall under two categories.
Disclaimer: I do not work for any of these companies, get paid for promoting these applications, or recommend one over another. Which one you may use will be based on the needs you have and the facts you discover after you research the tools. You can make some great videos with free software. If the free applications are too limiting, you may want to look into a product with more advanced features, but may have a cost associated with it's use.
As we all know, Canvas is a wonderful instructional tool that can be used with various instructional strategies. Flipping learning with Canvas is no exception and can help personalize your students' learning experiences. Let's take a look at some of the ways Canvas might be used for flipped instruction.
Flipping a lesson focuses on the delivery of content through video. Videos can be added to so many places within a Canvas course using the New Rich Content Editor.
Some Canvas Community resources for adding video using the Rich Content Editor:
There may be times when just watching a video is enough to grasp a concept or learn a new skills. However, it may be more cognitively challenging and intellectually rewarding to incorporate additional activities, formative assessments, and relearning or enrichment opportunities to enhance learning experiences beyond just watching videos, Here are a few examples of how we can up our game beyond just using videos in Canvas.
Quizzes may be thought of as more of a summative assessment to find out what students know. What if we used the Rich Content editor to add videos, text, links, images, etc to add a small amount of content that students can use to learn? Then ask a formative assessment question after student watches a video and internalizes the other content? The learning and the formative assessment are all a part of that one question. Keeping the quizzes short would be a necessity to make sure students receive timely feedback since students will not the the results of their answers until after they submit the quiz.
Have you ever made differentiated videos for students only to confuse them because were not sure which video to watch? Allow MasteryPaths to alleviate some of that confusion by personalizing student learning and conditionally releasing content to students based on a score from a pre-assessment or formative assessment. MasteryPaths allows videos integrated into pages, assignments, discussions, etc. to be associated with one of three paths. For this purpose, I like to define each path as follows...
A few tips to think about while getting started with Flipped Learning in Canvas
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