I do not regard the cons as "cons". These are common sense obstacles for embarking on this mode of teaching/learning. For example, an educator would not choose this mode of learning if it is already known that accessibility would be an issue. Point 2 in the cons is reasonable, Point 3 is common sense, but Points 4 and 5 are a joke. "The Pros" carry so much more weight and are what we should be paying attention to.
As the school year starts, many teachers are wanting to implement flipped learning into their classes. Before you begin, I encourage you to answer each of the questions below. The purpose of the questions is to help teachers BEGIN the process of flipping their class. This is only the first step. Flipped Class 101 can lead to Flipped Learning, which is a second stage of the Flipped Class. Many teachers are asking for some step by step guidelines as they begin.
The problem is compounded by the fact that many of the adults involved in education simply lack the experience and skills to be appropriate role models in the use of social media. This is why a greater, more concerted and more constructive involvement of schools in the digital lives of their students is necessary if we want our students to understand how to be good all-round citizens. Simply ignoring this other dimension of pupil behaviour seems to me to be grossly irresponsible.
Approaching The Golden Age Of Learning Technology by Terry Heick We are approaching the golden age of learning technology. Seriously. Think about. In the same way that film in the 1930s through the 1950s was...
Stephen Howes's insight:
Another analogy may be "the dawn" of this style of teaching and learning, afterall there will be a sunset eventually. Keep experimenting and keep making mistakes - essential.
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