Giving Compass' Take:

• Scott Nadzan explains his approach to improving flipped learning - using videos to their fullest potential in flipped classrooms. 

• How can philanthropy help teachers optimize their flipped classrooms? Is this a feasible solution for all schools? 

• Learn about the pitfalls of edtech

Flipped learning is an approach that blends face-to-face interaction in the classroom with independent study outside of it, often through viewing assigned video content. However, most teachers and instructors of all levels, from grade school through university, simply aren’t using video to its fullest potential in their flipped classrooms.

At its most basic level, teachers will instruct students to watch a long-form lecture or recorded slideshow video at home, then come to class prepared to discuss its concepts, similarly to assigned readings. Of course, recording lecture videos and making them available to students is beneficial to and important for a modern, accessible classroom. And providing content for students to review on their own time and actively discuss in the classroom has been a crucial part of learning since the dawn of academia. But while the basic lecture video flipped learning model has been shown to improve student outcomes, it just isn’t that engaging for today’s students.

So how can teachers and instructors take the flipped learning model to the next level: Flipped Learning 2.0? The answer involves creating short-form, engaging and interactive videos that students actually want to watch, and encouraging students to create their own video content.

Read the full article about flipped learning by Scott Nadzan at Getting Smart.