Ignite Session

I Decided to “Flip”…Now What?

Track:  IGNITE

The “flipped classroom” is one of the more recent teaching methods that are being embraced by some higher education institutions.  It is not an easy transition for many educators, as it would necessitate the adjustment from the knowledge transmission model to the knowledge construction model.  During the face-to-face meetings in a “flipped classroom” educators are expected to facilitate students’ learning through activities that encourage active participation and individual creation of learning experiences from the students.  This Ignite! Session will provide a glimpse into the various collaborative learning activities that promote student engagement and deeper learning with and without technology.

Shelley Kurland
Instructional Designer
County College of Morris

Bio / Expertise:
Shelley Kurland has a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Sports Studies from Rutgers University and a Masters in Arts in Teaching from Montclair State University.  She has been designing face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses in higher education institutions since 2006 and at the County College of Morris since 2010.  When developing a course with faculty members, she encourages the focus of the design on not just active learning, but interactive, life-long learning.  She is currently pursuing a doctorate of Teacher Education/Teacher Development at Montclair State University.


Deon Koekemoer
Instructional Technologist
County College of Morris

Bio / Expertise:
Deon Koekemoer moved to the United States from South Africa in 1999.  He has an Associate’s degree in Graphic Design from County College of Morris and a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from William Paterson University.  Deon has been working as an Instructional Technologist for over 10 years providing ongoing professional development and support to faculty and staff in the educational use of technology. Deon is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Instructional Design at UMASS-Boston.



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