Poster Session

I Decided to “Flip”…Now What?

Track:  Poster

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.  During this interactive session participants will have the opportunity to experience the knowledge construction model with or 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.  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
Educational 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.


Presentation Content

Summary Statement:  The face-to-face meetings in a “flipped classroom” format are most effectively used when there is engagement with the concept while providing the opportunity to apply the concept.  This workshop demonstrates various collaborative learning activities that promote student engagement and deeper learning with and without technology.

Description of activity, project, or solution:  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.  Instead of spending face-to-face time lecturing to the students, the students are expected to receive the lecture materials online.  Thus coming to class prepared to be part of an activity, whether the activity is targeted tutoring, debates, collaborative learning activities, etc.  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.

The presented activities are designed with constructivism, social learning theories, and 21st century skills in mind.  The presenters will provide some examples of collaborative learning activities first in the “low-tech” format then the same activity in the “hi-tech” format.  For the hi-tech activities, iPads, Flip cameras, backchannel software, and QR codes will be utilized.

Outcome:  Some of the activities have been used in courses, the Instructional Designer and Educational Technologist will present feedback from various faculty members.

Importance or relevance to other institutions:  The face-to-face meetings in a “flipped classroom” format are most effectively used when there is engagement with the concept while providing the opportunity to apply the concept.  This workshop demonstrates various collaborative learning activities that promote student engagement and deeper learning with and without technology.

 

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