Flipped Classroom

In the flipped classroom, the teacher makes basic but essential content available for students to view outside of class time, freeing up valuable face-to-face time for active and collaborative learning. The "flipped" content is commonly presented by video, and is made available online. A different kind of homework!

Flip Your Library Orientation

The notion of a flipped classroom can be powerfully adapted for the library, particularly for presenting basic skills like searching the catalogue, accessing and using databases, etc. Face-to-face time is at a premium in the library, and having short videos available online 24/7 can free up that face-to-face time to get at deeper learning. Online videos can also be viewed when and where students need them, at the point of learning, be that at home, in the classroom, or in the library itself. 

Why Flip?

Of course flipped content is only useful if the students will actually watch it! There are some good models and guidelines to help produce effective and appealing digital learning objects. 

ADDIE: Analysis - Design - Development - Implementation - Evaluation

The ADDIE model is used by industry training developers to design effect online learning objects. It provides a solid project management model for getting the project done. A personal observation: The ADDIE model would be enriched by consideration of Backward Design principles, as described in this KBC. 

Universal Design for Learning

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is based on the premise that we all learn differently, and that learning should be designed to be accessible to everyone. What is necessary for some is good for all. A good analogy is accessible entrances to buildings. Doors that open automatically are necessary for many, but they are extremely handy to many more. 

National Center for Universal Design for Learning: What is UDL?

Universal Design for Learning

There are many tools for creating flipped videos, and many considerations when putting instruction online. Please visit my workshop page created for Super Conference 2016 and the GAFE Ontario Summit 2016, with co-presenter Carlo Fusco:

Additional Resources

Seneca College Library SandboxThe Seneca College Library has vested heavily in using online videos to support learning. Check out the Create section of their Seneca Sandbox website for very practical advice and resources about creating effective instructional videos.

Brooks Kirkland, A. (2015). Flip Your Library Orientation! School Libraries in Canada, Volume 33, Issue 1 (2015)

Image Credits

ADDIE Model: By Dave Braunschweig (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons