1. Welcome!

The Internet - and especially recent web 2.0 advancements - has significantly changed the way that adults communicate and access information; thus, it has great potential to enhance our instructional approaches and accelerate student learning.  

Historically, students' lack of access to home computers was a valid concern that greatly limited our field's efforts to engage our learners in distance or blended learning models; however, we can now safely assume that many of our students have access to the internet through their smartphones.  According to the Pew Research Internet Project, as of January 2014, 58% of American adults have a smartphone, 32% of American adults own an e-reader, and 42% of American adults own a tablet computer.  

The following pages will introduce you to the purpose and basic approach to flipped learning and then provide resources with which you can begin to "flip" your instruction given that you find this a good fit for your program, your digital literacy skills, and your learners. 

As you explore this website you will:
  • Develop your digital literacy knowledge and skills
  • Access and learn how to use tools for creating your own educational resources 
  • Access repositories of existing online educational resources
  • Access and learn how to create online platforms for blended learning
  • Access and engage in national conversations about flipped learning for k-12, higher education and adult education
I have created a glossary of terms that you can find on page 5 in case you find any if the instructional or technological terminology confusing or unfamiliar.  Links to all of the original sources I used to develop this material are embedded in the text using hyperlinks.

Please take this flipped classroom self-assessment before exploring the pages that follow.  

I welcome your feedback, questions and/or additions.  Please contact Shannon Allen at shannona@lacnyc.org.