“The mythology of higher education has to change,” UniversityNow founder Gene Wade told me when we talked earlier this week. In other words, what is the purpose of higher education: Is college about a residential experience for those age 18–22? Is it about career readiness and professional training? Is it about a liberal arts education? Is it about advanced learning? Is it a series of steps (credits) one takes in order to get a diploma?
Wade believes his startup UniversityNow provides both a challenge to some of those myths and an alternative for students who might not otherwise be able to afford college. UniversityNow runs New Charter University, which opened earlier this year, and the for-profit announced today that it’s raised $17.3 million in Series B funding, bringing the total raised to $21.5 million. It has also received a $300,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to research its model.
The flipped classroom, simply put, is having students do at home what they traditionally do at school. Using technology, students would watch videos, listen to podcasts, or participate in online reading and discussions as ...
Education: Flipping the university classroom Palo Alto Online Chief among the new approaches is the so-called "flipped classroom," in which faculty members convert lectures into online video modules to be absorbed by students before they come to...
There are more than two dozen ways to flip the classroom thanks to this handy visual. They're brief but designed to get students learning everywhere. (What does 'flipping the classroom' mean, and how can it be good for students and educators?
We just completed two blended online learning courses in which we trained 30 education directors of Jewish complementary schools in the US and Mexico (Flipping the Classroom Can Be Used in a Blended Online Environment to Improve the Professional...
“Here is a list of useful tools for flipping your classroom compiled by Jeff Dunn in the following article featured on Edudemic. Despite its critics, flipping classrooms is an expanding trend in schools all over the world today.
The "flipped classroom" was being discussed in social lounges, in conference sessions, on the exhibit floor, on the hashtag and even at dinner. People wanted to know what it was, what it wasn't, how it's done and why it works.
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