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The Flipped Classroom paving the way from lecturing to teaching

In a traditional classroom, research shows that a lecture goes at the right speed for only 20% of the students, for 40% it goes too fast and for 40% it goes too slow. You can image the teacher standing in front of the class and convulsively holds on to the master’s desk, while he using 80-90% of the time to present the content. Then the students are sent home with the task to understand what… Continue reading

Learning in a flipped classroom and augmented reality environment in school

eLearningworld News Schools that are using the flipped classroom in Austria, 90 percent want to continue using the pedagogy. A survey on the subject shows that e.g. mathematics and English has improved dramatically by flipping the classroom. Some of the advantages are the expansion of space and time and the opportunity to receive much more personalised teaching and learning opportunities within the classroom. One example is Josef Buchner, a teacher of history, psychology/philosophy and information… Continue reading

Flipping the classroom, innovative Learning Hub shows the way

eLearningworld News The Arc is a new innovative learning hub equipped with the latest tools for flipping the classroom. It is now being launched by the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore (NTU Singapore) and includes 56 smart classrooms. In the flipped classroom students learn the course content online before class. Then in class, the time is devoted to collaborative learning with their professors and other students. The goal is that at least 50 percent of… Continue reading

Latest News: The benefits of flipping STEM Education

eLearningworld News from US Flipping the classroom for STEM education solves several problems that exist with traditional pedagogy for STEM. Stephanie Butler Velegol, instructor at Penn State College of Engineering explains: “It’s difficult for an engineering student to extract the technical information from a book on their own. Students need to hear the problem-solving out loud; they need to hear the way the professor works through the solution to the problem.” This is where instructional… Continue reading

Latest News: Improves handwriting and writing skills by teaching robots

eLearningworld News from Switzerland How can engagement in learning be improved for unmotivated students? Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) answer is flip the roles in the classroom and make the student teach, not the teacher, but a robot. The researchers based in Lausanne has from this prerequisite developed a prototype of a humaniod robot called CoWriter. The robot is designed to initially have difficulties to spell and has lousy handwriting, while… Continue reading