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Lectures at home, homework in school

Use the free instructional videos available, like Khan Academy, to assign lectures as homework so that students can then ask questions and get help as they're doing "homework"


Submitted by digitalpromise 2 years ago

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    2 years ago

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  1. I had heard about the Khan Academy set up, it it makes sense, especially to get the "lecture" to many students at one time or at their convenience. But I'm curious about the flip side of what happens now. What to do about kids who don't bother with the lessons but still expect the "help."

    2 years ago
  2. This is what the flipped classroom concept is all about. Check out this link for an infographic explaining how it works: http://www.knewton.com/flipped-classroom/

    2 years ago
  3. There has been much research done by organizations like IES that tell us how students learn best. Watching a demonstration is not an effective way for students to learn. They need more interaction. They need to be able to ask questions, have a conversation, explore ideas. Lectures in video format cannot provide the type of teaching our students need.

    2 years ago
  4. I agree with some good points being made here. We must be cautious, as educators, about adding more screen time to an already full plate. What the youth need is Vicarious Development time. So, in school, with others, is the place to view. Time can come from dropping traditional methods and practices that are irrelevant for the future workforce.

    2 years ago
  5. I doing this in my own classroom, i built my own website to bring all the sources together

    it's at www.ipodphysics.com

    2 years ago
  6. Many students don't have access to the internet. Your idea is great but that is a huge hurdle.

    2 years ago
  7. Actually, this is one of the reasons that this debate: http://digitalpromise.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Mobile-learning-that-works-both-offline-and-online/49475-15655 is relevant. Lack of internet access should not be a roadblock.

    2 years ago
  8. I agree with you that it should not be a roadblock. There is just not a solution in place at the moment. Please correct me if I am wrong, or if there is an idea/solution being developed.

    2 years ago
  9. Yes, http://www.mobl21.com.

    A student can easily download lessons (which contain videos and study guides) to their device during school, and access them later at home, without connectivity. So essentially educators can use the flipped classroom model with this product. Teachers can even check whether these lessons were accessed by students at home or not.

    Mobl21 also works with a variety of devices, so it's not like students or the school will have to invest in buying uniform devices either.

    2 years ago
  10. That sounds like an interesting program, how does it address the issue of students and schools not having internet access?

    2 years ago
  11. Mobl21 will need access at some point for lessons to be downloaded. Lack of home access is what it overcomes.

    But as far as the flipped classroom model works, my understanding is that classroom time would be used for homework and activity support. A student would read the lesson at home, and solve the problems or perform the activity in class. Classroom net connectivity is not an essential to this model.

    The original poster mentioned free Khan academy videos, which could be accessed at home and that would of course require net connection, but not if the Khan academy videos were already downloaded to your phone via Mobl21.

    Also correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the E-Rate program provide internet access to school libraries at a subsidized cost?

    2 years ago
  12. I hadn't looked into the flipped classroom model, I spent some time looking at the suggested infographic. It is an interesting approach to learning. I could debate its merits both ways. I would have to learn more to actually understand how correct implementation looks.

    I believe you are correct about subsidized internet. I like to look at things from both sides and I feel that honest debate helps me learn more and develop my own opinions. Therefore in the spirit of debate:

    I lived on an Island in Alaska when I was in high school. There was no internet, no television, and the only radio you received was from the Japanese trollers(sp?) out fishing. I graduated in 1994 and just last year the town I was in finally received pavement.

    I know this is an extreme example but it does apply when talking about online solutions.

    2 years ago
  13. In India (where I graduated from), there are still villages which have no roads, and no electricity. And yet, they have mobile phones. Mobile devices have made huge inroads in places like India and Africa which have remained largely isolated due to poor infrastructure. There are several research studies which show how mobile devices are being used to disseminate educational information on health and safety. Note: they use the telephonic network and not the internet to use the mobile devices and receive education in the form of text messages.

    Mobl21 is actually not an online solution. It's a mobile learning solution, that takes advantage of all the features of a mobile device. Mobl21 has an IVRS and SMS module which lets teachers send reminders and quizzes, via voice and text messages. All of which can again be plugged into the Mobl21 system to monitor if students have received and answered the questions, and if so, how did they do.

    2 years ago
  14. Thank you for describing your idea and solution. You have raised some great points. I feel that I do not have enough information to continue discussing the topic. I've exhausted my knowledge :) I will continue to learn more about the flipped classroom model and Mobl21, and come back when I am better informed.

    2 years ago