Flipped Class: Ideas on how to use WizIQ

Flipped Classes
What is a flipped class? In a flipped class the teacher prepares the students, their parents, and other stakeholders for the lesson in advance. Teachers create assignments that motivate students to watch a video or connect with the content and try to learn on their own at the comfort of their homes. Learning on your own is not easy for most people. Many prefer to connect socially for learning. After the students are introduced to the material, they come to class ready to engage with the teacher and the other students on the content and beyond. Being introduced to the content in advance prepares the students for the class. The students and their parents (K-12) know what each lesson will be about. The teacher prepares the students for the classwork. The students can ask questions, engage with their class mates, and receive individualized instructions during class.

The rationale behind the flipped class is to engage learners in and out of the classroom. Here’s more about the flipped class:

Benefits of the Flipped Class

There are many benefits to flipping the class:

  1. Less stress because know what to expect.
  2. Boost confidence because can prepare for the class in advance.
  3. Parents can get involved.
  4. Teachers can be better prepared.
  5. Everyone is on the same page.
  6. Raise interest and curiosity in students.
  7. Students can make up work if absent.
  8. Students learn about taking responsibility for learning
  9. Teachers can cater to student needs.
  10. Students can receive individual attention.
  11. Students can go at their own pace.
  12. Students can become independent learners.
  13. Teachers and students can focus on the process of learning.

Flipping Classes on WizIQ
I love teaching online because technology allows me to experiment with what I do in my face-to-face classes. I decided to flip a fully online class. I flipped Learn English Online (LEO) online course. You can use WizIQ and the recordings of the live online class on WizIQ for discussions and lesson plans for the flipped class. Students can watch the recordings ahead of time in preparation for the face-to-face or the online (asynchronous and/or synchronous class). I invite other teachers to do the same. You can use WizIQ live class to create a video recording for your students and flip your face-to-face and/or a fully online class. Watch the following recordings to get an idea of how I created a flipped classroom video for my online class.

Learn How to Flip Your Class
You can learn to flip your face-to-face or fully online class on WizIQ. Join a self-paced course on how to flip your class. You will receive one-on-one mentorship on how to flip your class from Dr. Nellie Deutsch, an experienced educator and facilitator of the course.

Creating Videos in a Live WizIQ Class
You can now create video for the Flipped Class for your online course on WizIQ. The following video was created during a live online class for students of Learn English Online (LEO) for the purpose of sharing an assignment for the flipped classroom. Students will access the video before their next live online class. In addition, students will be able to ask question throughout the week before the class takes place.

Learn English Online (LEO) is suitable for teachers and students because it provides the participants with the opportunity to experience active learning.

Dr. Nellie Deutsch is faculty at Atlantic University in the MA transpersonal and leadership studies. Nellie is an educator, teacher trainer, researcher, writer, and consultant on e-learning, Moodle, WizIQ, blended learning, teaching, mindfulness and the Alexander practice, and lifelong learning. Nellie earned her doctorate in education and educational leadership with a specialization in curriculum and instruction from the University of Phoenix Her dissertation research (available on ProQuest & Amazon) focused on instructor experiences with integrating technology in blended learning contexts in higher education around the world. Nellie offers free Moodle for teacher courses to new, veteran, and future teachers who wish to teach online, face-to-face or in blended learning formats. She also provides online courses to teachers and ICT people on how to be administrators of Moodle websites. She integrates Moodle and WizIQ live virtual classes in all her courses.

1 Comment

  • Reply March 14, 2013

    Dr. Nellie Deutsch

    The flipped class allows me to connect with my students in meaningful ways.

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