The flipped classroom concept has proven a tepid alternative to face-to-face teaching. It's time to flip the flipped classroom in favor of a new model that incorporates technology and active learning activities as a support rather than a substitute for in-class lectures. Video plays a key role.
Berlin Fang is the Director of Instructional Design at Abilene Christian University. Prior to joining Abilene Christian University, Berlin was the Associate Director of the North Institute at Oklahoma Christian University, and instructional design specialist at Marshall University. Berlin graduated from Syracuse University with an M.S. in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation. He also holds an M.A. in English Literature from Nanjing University. Berlin is also a columnist for a number of newspapers or sites in China, such as China Daily, China Education News, and New York Times Chinese Edition.
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