Sunday 24 January 2016

Flipped Learning Network

We have prepared web site to experiment with Flipped Learning. We are giving important links of this website for helping users for friendly navigation and to take advantage of googlebility of blog.


The really difficult part of teaching is not organizing and presenting the content, but rather doing something that inspires students to focus on that content to become engaged. --- Robert Leamson (2000) (Learning as Biological Brain Change)

Why should we Flip our Traditional learning environment?

When working toward changing a paradigm, especially one that may have worked well for us as students, it is important to consider the future — what will our students’ emerging careers be, what skills and knowledge are essential for them to be engaged in their professional worlds, and what paradigms might they face? Our teaching behaviors, our expectations we set for our students, and our students’ learning behaviors must evolve to fit our students’ futures. (Saulnier, 2008)

To change our paradigm from teaching to learning is to view education through a new lens – “seeing” our work in a different light and having diverse experiences as we and our students interact to learn. We will no longer be assuming the role of “Sage on the Stage,” where students merely watch and listen and are expected to absorb information like a sponge. We will become more of a “Guide on the Side,” a fellow learner with our students, modeling the process of uncovering new knowledge and constructing meaning through the deployment of active learning techniques. (Tagg, 2003)
Learning is not a spectator sport. Students do not learn much by just sitting in class listening to teachers, memorizing repackaged assignments, and spitting out answers. They must talk about what they are learning, write about it, relate it to past experiences, apply it to their daily lives. They must make what they learn part of themselves.(Chikering & Gamson, 1987)

What is Flipped Classroom?

Flipped classroom is an instructional strategy and a type of blended learning that reverses the traditional educational arrangement by delivering instructional content, often online, outside of the classroom. It moves activities, including those that may have traditionally been considered homework, into the classroom. In a flipped classroom, students watch online lectures, collaborate in online discussions, or carry out research at home and engage in concepts in the classroom with the guidance of the instructor. (Abeysekera & Dawson, 2015).

What is Flipped Learning?

Flipped Learning is a pedagogical approach in which direct instruction moves from the group learning space to the individual learning space, and the resulting group pace is transformed into a dynamic, interactive learning environment where the educator guides students as they apply concepts and engage creatively in the subject matter. (Flipped Learning Network (FLN))

What is Flipped Learning Network?

Our concept of FLN incorporates instructional strategies of Flipped Classroom as well as that of Flipped Learning Network. Let us make both the concepts clear before we think of integrating them with our traditional face to face classroom environment.

Four Pillars of FLN

(Have a look at the attached document for better understanding)
Flexible Environment
Learning Culture
Intentional Content
Professional Educator

Seven Things about FL

Please have a look at attached document prepared by Educause: 7 Things You Should Know about Flipped Classrooms. (Educause, 2012)

 How and where to create FLN?

Here are some examples. Let us view it online:

·         TED-ED Lessons
·         NPTEL
·         Coursera MOOC

·         More Examples

·         Platforms to create personalized FLNs
·         Google Sites for FLN

What is the difference between FLN and FLE?

When a teacher networks flipped learning within his/her pedagogical strategies, it creates a different sort of learning involvement, increases the amount of discussion in the class, the traditional one-way communication (teacher to students) is changed to multi-way communication (Teacher to Students / Teacher to Student / Students to Teacher / Student to Teacher / Student to Student/s) and students engagement hours are increased- and this can be called as 'Environment' - Flipped Learning Environment. FLN is the pedagogical strategies used by teacher. FLE is the overall positive influence of these strategies in learning environment.

Infographic: Flipped Classroom

Created by AssiggnmentBro

Works Cited

Abeysekera, L., & Dawson, P. (2015). Motivation and cognitive load in the flipped classroom:definition, rationale and a call for research. Higher Education Research & Development, 1-14.
Chikering, A. W., & Gamson, Z. F. (1987). Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education. AAHE Bulletin, pp. 3-7.
Educause. (2012, Feb). 7 Things You Should Know About Flipped Classrooms. Retrieved Jan 23, 2016, from
Flipped Learning Network (FLN). (n.d.). The Four Pillars of F-L-I-P™. Retrieved January 23, 2016, from Flipped Learning Network:
Leamson, R. (2000). Learning as Biological Brain Change. Change, 34-40.
Saulnier, B. (2008). From “Sage on the Stage” to “Guide on the Side” Revisited: (Un)Covering the Content in the Learner-Centered Information Systems Course. EDSIG Proc ISECON, 1-9.
Tagg, J. (2003). The Learning Paradigm College. Bolton: MA: Anker Publishing.


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