The Fisher Educational Technology Team is constantly staying on top of the latest research and trends in education. The “Flipped Classroom” model of instruction has generated discussion around the world of education. Numerous articles have been written documenting experiences surrounding this method of teaching. The one piece that has been missing from this discussion is a sound framework to design a “Flipped” course using proven design principals. Instructional Design provides a proven framework to design all types of instruction and these principals can be used to design a “Flipped” course.
Recognizing a need, the Fisher Educational Technology Team designed a framework to “flip” a course through Instructional Design. The end result was an iTunes U course, an iBook, and an ePub. The iTunes U course outlines the “Flipped Classroom” model of instruction and Instructional Design framework. Using this background, the course presents activities to design a “Flipped” course based upon proven design principals.
Within the content of the iTunes U course are the iBook and ePub. The iBook (For use on iOS devices) and the ePub (For use on any e-reader device) contain all of the content knowledge of the framework to “flip” a course through Instructional Design without all of the objectives and activities contained in the course.
If you would like to explore these resources, please view and subscribe to the Flipped Through Design course on iTunes.
If you have any questions about the “Flipped Classroom” or in general, please contact the Fisher ITS Helpdesk.