Flipped classrooms are becoming more popular in the education system as teachers look for new ways to present content, and for better ways to utilize live classroom time.
Instead of focusing on lectures, class time in a flipped classroom is dedicated to some form of activity designed to get the students applying the concepts they are learning.
To make this happen, flipped classrooms need some form of learning management system in place.
While this can sound intimidating to some, using a WordPress LMS like LearnDash makes it easy to get everything set-up. You literally only need a WordPress site and you’re well on your way.
The point of the LMS is to store and deliver the learning content to the students. For example, you create a course that covers a certain subject. The lessons of that course contain videos and documents for the students to review outside of normal class hours (as homework).
If you want, you can even add a quiz to the content to ensure that students are understanding, which is also a great way to monitor who may need more assistance during class time.
There are many benefits to the flipped classroom approach, some of which include:
- Better teacher and student relationships
- More student engagement during class time
- Allows for special attention to be spent with struggling students
- Students are given the freedom to learn independently
- Teacher can better facilitate the understanding of the content
It’s important to note that not all lessons need to be presented in this manner. If you’re just starting out, pick one particular subject and try flipping the content delivery.
To prepare, just set-up your WordPress learning management system, add your content, track progress, and administer the exercise in class. Afterwards you can poll the students on their reaction to this method and expand from there as needed to other subjects.