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Confessions of a Converted Lecturer: Eric Mazur

Confessions of a Converted Lecturer: Eric Mazur

Mobile Learning and The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture I have jumped onto the Flipped Classroom craze to take the opportunity to propose and discuss an experiential model of education (ala John Dewey and Kurt Hahn), one that has experience at its core and provides learning options for all types of learners. In this model, the videos, as they are discussed in the flipped classroom. support the learning rather than drive it. My series on the Flipped Classroom – The Full Picture includes the following posts: This post continues the series by providing an overview of The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture using mobile devices. A major focus of mobile learning these days seems to be centered on the apps, but my focus is on designing and providing mobile learning activities that are cross platform. It also is the basis of my teaching philosophy – to provide access to learning regardless of learning differences, income, digital access, and geographical location. Engaging Experience Photo and/or Video Examples of Real Life Situations. Meaning Making

Shaping Curricular Identity resources Mastery Learning Few programs have been implemented as broadly or evaluated as thoroughly over the last four decades in education as those associated with mastery learning. Programs based on mastery learning principles operate today in nations throughout the world and at every level of education. When compared to traditionally taught classes, students in mastery learning classes consistently have been shown to learn better, reach higher levels of achievement, and develop greater confidence in their ability to learn and in themselves as learners (Guskey, 1997, 2001). Although the basic tenets of mastery learning can be traced to such early educators as Comenius, Pestalozzi, and Herbart (Bloom, 1974), most modern applications stem from the writings of Benjamin S. Bloom of the University of Chicago. Figure 1 students vary widely in their learning rates, virtually all learn well when provided with the necessary time and appropriate learning conditions. Figure 2 Figure 3 Ames, C. (1992). Anderson, L. Block, J.

Resources related to effective teaching Mister McIntosh Says - Mastery Learning and the Flipped Class: A Resource Guide Mastery learning and the flipped classroom concept are innovative ideas that are working their way through education channels and are gaining more and more traction all the time. I have heard few good arguments against them. One argument I have heard does carry some weight though: “If instruction and lecture is done on-line it takes away the chance for immediately asking questions and whole-class discussions.” This could be true. However, class discussion can take place during other activities that are built into a class procedure. Warm-ups at the beginning of class can lead to discussions. Whole class discussion are not a very real world activity either. This is my first year of flipping and mastery and there have been a few complaints. I have collected some resources to provide information and insight into exactly what is going on with the flipped class movement and why so many teachers are giving it serious consideration. Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams The Flipped Class Network

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Successful Teaching syded Watch the Thai Commercial That Has Half the World Sobbing Uncontrollably Looking for a tear-jerker today? Thai mobile company TrueMove has got you covered with this story of a noodle seller whose generous act toward a young boy with a sick mother brings unexpected rewards 30 years later. With almost 6 million hits in just a few days, the ad is getting lots of press. Oddly, instead of focusing on the story, a bunch of bloggers have latched onto the ad and are using it to start a flame war with American advertisers about why we can't come up with ads this moving and cinematic. I guess that was a different kind of crying game.

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Stanford University and Khan Academy use flipped classroom for medical education To help medical students progress faster and find their calling in the field, two educators suggest moving content delivery out of the classroom may be the way to bring the students back in. The plan, featured in the October edition of Academic Medicine, comes from Charles G. Prober, senior associate dean of medical education of the Stanford University School of Medicine, and Salman Khan, founder of the Khan Academy. Khan and Prober present a three-step road map: First, identifying a core curriculum with concepts and lessons that can be taught through the kinds of short, focused video clips pioneered by the Khan Academy; then, changing static and poorly attended lectures into interactive sessions where students can practice that curriculum; and finally, letting students explore their passion -- from bioengineering to public health -- early on in their med school careers. The act of posting abbreviated lectures online is not a groundbreaking idea, nor is it a first for medical education.

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