A flipped learning approach promotes flexibility, interactivity, and creativity. Video can be an excellent medium for this type of educational environment. Interactive video can engage your students in a flipped learning experience they have never experienced before.
What is Flipped Learning?
The ‘flip’ in flipped learning comes from the idea that learners are centered rather than instructors. Students do not listen to a teacher lecture during time spent in the classroom. Rather, students explore topics actively, participating in discussions, activities, and other parts of the learning culture. Group learning is collaborative and flexible, rather than relying on rigid instruction.
Flipped learning takes place in a flexible environment, where the physical layout of a classroom might change based on subject matter or student’s needs (i.e., group work or independent work). Students have a say in the manner in which they learn. Educators are regularly monitoring and observing in order to make positive adjustments.
The usual passive learning that often has a place in teacher-centered environments takes place at home in a flipped learning environment. Instead of listening to a teacher lecturing, for example, students will take in teacher-provided content at home, in preparation for activities requiring more engagement at school.
Teachers carefully curate or create content in a flipped learning environment. This is where video comes into play!
Using INTERACTIVE Video in Flipped Learning
One of many tools used in flipped learning is video. It’s a popular choice, however, and for good reason. Students who are visual or auditory learners do well with video. Video is often a more approachable, friendly method of sharing information.
Shorter videos are ideal, as are videos that feature simple content. Stick to one video per topic or a similarly logical way to separate information. That doesn’t mean videos have to be boring, of course. Interactivity goes a long way in keeping viewers engaged, rather than sitting back and tuning out the video playing in front of them.
With an interactive video service like InteractiVid, you can take any video and add interactive elements, such as group polls, quizzes, and links to other content, on top of your existing videos. You don’t need to know how to use a video editor or code HTML. Videos stay hosted where they are (like on YouTube), with added analytic tools for you to see how students are engaging with your content. It’s simple to use, recognizing that you’d rather spend your time teaching!
The Benefits of Flipped Learning
Flipped learning is having great results. Many studies show students in flipped learning environments are getting better grades, reporting higher rates of self-perceived knowledge, increasing STEM skills, and experiencing lower stress levels. The benefits to students are clear. For teachers, student success is paramount.
Getting started with flipped learning can be as simple as introducing a few concepts, such as creating an interactive video for students to watch at home and planning for a class discussion after.
Try out InteractiVid, and discover how this technology can change your classroom for the better.