Wednesday, 2 March 2016

FW: [M25-LT-GROUP] Live streamed open lecture: "When you flip, don't flop" - Simon Thomson (Leeds Beckett)

The final event in our open lecture series in teaching and learning is being held next Wednesday, 9th March, 5-6:30pm, and will be live streamed via You are also very welcome to come in person to our Stirling prize shortlisted Stockwell Street building (the lecture is in room 11_0004) (Google maps: )

Our speaker is Simon Thomson, from Leeds Beckett University, whom many of you may know through his work on Open Education and learning technology.

The full details of the talk are as follows:

"When you flip, don't flop" - Making Flipped Learning Work for You: Simon Thomson

When we "flip" our classrooms it can be a daunting experience. There is a shift in emphasis from the "teacher" as knowledge provider (Sage on the Stage) to a more equal participatory relationship (Guide on the Side). This talk will explore the use of the "flipped classroom" model as a way of making best use of people, time and technology. Using the 4E framework (Thomson, 2012) as an approach for technology enhanced learning conversations, the session will explore how the flipped classroom can enrich the paedagogic experience for learner & teacher.

Simon asks: In the spirit of the topic, please visit this short web article prior to the session
What is particularly interesting are the comments that accompany the article (scroll down to see them) which present some interesting perspectives. Whilst reading the article & the comments please have the following questions in mind:
- What does the flipped classroom mean for the students? (Positive & Negative)
- What does the flipped classroom mean for the academic? (Positive & Negative)
- What potential does the flipped classroom offer?
- What are the limitations of the flipped classroom?

If you wish to, please post your responses at prior to the event, otherwise bring them with you (you will also be able to ask questions before and/or during the lecture on Twitter, using #edlecture).

Simon is a "flipped academic" (Bruton 2012). He is Head of Digital Pedagogy at Leeds Beckett University, an academic post in the Centre for Learning & Teaching. His current work includes the development of a conversational framework for technology use, with a focus on it's ability to enable, enhance, enrich and empower learning & teaching.
He has led on a number of funded Learning & Teaching projects including a JISC/HEA funded Open Education project and a Leadership Foundation supported 1to1 tablet device implementation, examining the effects such deployment has on learning & teaching and learners and teachers. He has presented and published his work at a number of national and international conferences, predominantly in the areas of learning technology and open education.
Simon was awarded an HEA National Teaching Fellow (2014) and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, SEDA accredited in Embedding Learning Technologies and an Apple Distinguished Educator.

We look forward to welcoming you online or in person.

With best wishes - Tony

Antony Coombs
Educational Development Unit
University of Greenwich

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