Are flipped classrooms part of the Web 2.0 trend?
In short, absolutely! Teachers use the Web to find or create videos and share them with the students. Students are required to view the videos at home. Flipped classrooms allow students to create an publish their work on the internet. They are able to virtually share their work with the world.
Social Networking is one of the main components to a flipped classroom. This is where teachers upload or post their lessons. Teachers can post on blogs, online classroom sites (BlackBoard or Coursites), or websites such as Facebook or Youtube.
Student collaboration happens both in the classroom, and online. In class, students work together on projects or activities that require the students to apply the they skill. Online, students may have to participate in discussion boards or make a presentation.
As previously stated, overall interaction increases between teacher to student and student to student. (Bergmann and Sams, 2011) Teachers are spending less time lecturing. This results in them being able to walk around the classroom and interact with students. By having more application time, students are working collaboratively. This allows them to interact with each other, and learn from one another.