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This course enables instructors and teachers to utilize Flipped Learning in three steps: design a lesson plan, creating video lecture, and using team-based learning to facilitate in-class activities.
The course begins with a introduction about Flipped Learning, in which students learn the basics of Flipped Learning and the 3-step-model to incorporate Flipped Learning into their courses.
Next, students will learn to select a unit in their syllabus for flipping and to design a flipped lesson plan for that unit.
Students are then introduced to two videos on how to use video lectures in Flipped Learning. In the first video, they will learn SSEUL, also known as the key components of a good video lecture. In the second video, students will learn how to use QuickTime to capture PowerPoint lectures and edit them
Lastly, students will learn the basic principles of Team-based Learning to facilitate in-class practice activities.
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In this lecture, you will learn to differentiate Flipped Learning and Traditional Learning. The instructional video will provide you with basic definition of Flipped Learning and introduce you to a 3-step approach to design Flipped Learning.
Please also spend some time to read two additional articles about Flipped Learning.
The first article is "The four pillars of F-L-I-P" by the Flipped Learning Network. This article suggests that in order to successfully use Flipped Learning in the classroom, teachers need to incorporate four pillars into their practice: Flexible environment, Learning culture, Intentional Content, and Professional Educator. The article will help you prepare your mindset as you plan to use Flipped Learning in your course.
The second article is "7 things you should know about Flipped Classroom" by Educause. You may find this article very useful as it describes details a Flipped Learning scenario. It also provides you a brief review of who, how, why, pros, cons, and future of Flipped Learning.
Introduction to Flipped Learning
In this lecture, the video will introduce you to the basic process of lesson plan design by Dr. Madeline Hunter and its modified version for Flipped Learning. You will also be presented to an example of how to select and make a unit in your syllabus into flipped learning styl.
Please also spend some time reading these additional articles. They will provide you more useful knowledge about the Madeline Hunter lesson plan model and how to use it effectively.
Jessica Johnson's presentation named "Madeline Hunter Lesson Plan Cycle" briefly reviews the model and the 7 steps.
Patricia Wolfe emphasizes that the model is not a rigid formula but useful elements. This means that teachers may follow the steps in a flexible ways, making modification as needed. Her article named " What the seven-step lesson plan isn't" will provide you more essential information about Madeline Hunter lesson plan model.
In the article named "Teaching Experientially with the Madeline Hunter method: an application in a marketing research course", Burns describes in detail how Madeline Hunter model was applied in a college level course.
Design a flipped lesson plan
In in video lecture, you will learn about SSEUL, the key components of a good video lecture. SSEUL stands for Short, Simple, Engaging, Useful, and Low cost.
Please also spend some time to read these articles. They provide useful information about how to make a high quality video.
This article on wikihow provides you with useful steps to make a good video technically.
April Brown's article provides you with examples of how real instructors made video lectures for their courses.
Design a video lecture
There are many software that allow you to capture your screen and create a lecture. In this lecture, I will show you how to use QuickTime to record your video lecture. QuickTime is free, easy to use, and produce good quality audio and screen capture.
In this video lecture, you will be introduced to Team-based learning, a method to manage and facilitate learning using team power. Team-based Learning is a great contribution to the success of Flipped Learning.
Please also spend your time on the reading materials as well.
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development at the University of Massachusetts provides a brief explanation of Team-based Learnin.
Larry K. Michaelsen and Michael Sweet provide a description of essential elements of Team-based Learning.
Larry K Michaelsen provides useful ideas for teachers to get started with team-based Learning.
I am an instructional designer. My job involves helping instructors improve their courses. I conduct course evaluation, student satisfaction survey, provide recommendations to learning activities, class management, and tests. I also design multimedia for a variety of lessons.
Flipped Learning is my favorite method of learning. In Flipped Learning, teachers can have students acquire content knowledge at home and save more time for practice activities in class. Students enjoy more learning autonomy in their learning and they also acquire better transfer of knowledge.