[LINK] Flipping the classroom: using technology to change the way lessons are delivered.

Jan Whitaker jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Wed Nov 9 09:50:38 AEDT 2011

At 08:46 AM 9/11/2011, Tom Worthington wrote:
>You do not need much technology to do this. The hard part is retraining
>teachers and adjusting the administration to make it work. Courses have
>to be carefully designed, to the point where the guidance is not obvious
>to the student. But this can work too well, with the students
>complaining the teachers are not "teaching" them.

It has come with various tags over the years. We did some projects in 
'student centered learning' back in the early to mid 90s with 
community college students. It had nothing to do with technology, but 
a whole lot to do with taking off the shackles of specified content 
curriculum. We took a small group  and asked them what they wanted to 
learn in their 'teacher ed' program. They found it an invigorating 
and scary question, but they loved the process as it went on.

There is another group called TLT in the US that is doing all sorts 
of experimental and developmental work in teaching and learning 
paradigms if anyone is interested.  http://www.tltgroup.org/Index.htm

They call it Active Learning. There is a seminar on 9 Dec. about it.

There is also a seminar on ePortfolios in January

Full event schedule at: http://tltgroup.roundtablelive.org/events


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