EdTech Report: The Flipped Classroom

Flipped Classroom

Technology is rapidly changing the landscape of learning at a fundamental level. The “flipped classroom” uses technology platforms outside the classroom in an altered approach to learning strategy. Tes explains that “pupils are given materials and tasks prior to a lesson and instructed to work through these independently. The technique proposes completing what is generally considered more traditional class work at home and extended homework tasks in school.” 

Robust learning management systems and hosting environments are a critical component of flipped classrooms, which will allow educators to curate a digital content libraries and students to stream media content outside the classroom. The University of Texas at El Paso is exploring flipped classrooms for nursing programs and the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will equip all new STEM students with iPads to enable flipped classrooms.

Flipped classrooms introduce new technology needs for schools. A rising number of schools currently provide students with laptops and tablets, but as flipped approaches to learning increase in popularity, meeting students’ technology needs will require schools to provide internet access to students beyond the classroom. The FCC is considering allowing families without WiFi to apply for E-Rate, as well as allowing schools to fund mobile hotspots or home routers for students. As schools work to extend learning to students’ homes, we expect that education technology will also extend to home connectivity devices. 

August 29, 2019 - 11:41am
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