Flipped model of instruction for online instruction is effectively being used by faculty in higher education. What is the flipped classroom? The flipped classroom is a pedagogical model in which the typical lecture elements of a course are reversed. Short video or recorded lectures are viewed by students before the online session. The online session is devoted to facilitating the knowledge, understanding, and discussion of the content. During online class sessions, instructors function as facilitators, encouraging students in individual inquiry. The online session time is focused on exercises, projects, and/or discussion.
Flipped classroom draws on such concepts as active learning and student engagement. The value of a flipped class is in the repurposing of the online class from a lecture led by the instructor to a workshop where students can inquire about lecture content, test their skills in applying knowledge, and engage in academic discussion.
Julie Alemany is a fulltime professor at the Fischler College of Education at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and member of the Language and Literacy Department. Her area of instruction includes Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL),Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), and Exceptional Student Education (ESE). She earned her Ed.D in Educational Leadership at NSU in 2006. She published in the TESOL Quarterly and has presented at international, national, and local conferences on language and culture. Her passion is teaching and she earned her National Board of Professional Teaching Certificate in English as a New Language.
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