To flip or not to flip? That is the question! Let’s walk together this path: how does flipped learning works? How to adopt this approach in teaching day life?
MOOCs for teachers series
This MOOC is part of the MOOCs for Teachers series, which is devoted to pedagogical innovation and is aimed at giving the chance to teachers and people involved in instructional design to develop skills in the didactical area.
The MOOCs for Teachers series is the result of a collaborative design between METID, the service of Politecnico di Milano devoted to e-learning and e-collaboration, and UNIT (Université Numérique Ingénierie et Technologie).
If you are a POLIMI student you have to log in using your Person Code. This is the only way to prove your participation in this course for official recognition.
What is flipped learning? According to the Flipped Learning Network, it is a “pedagogical approach in which direct instruction moves from the group learning space to the individual
learning space, and the resulting group space is transformed into a dynamic, interactive learning environment where the educator guides students as they apply concepts and engage
creatively in the subject matter.”
In this MOOC you will have the chance to:
learn the basics about flipped classroom;
explore some shared experiences and identify key issues;
start thinking about how to try it out in your course, using also the set of tools we will provide you with, and - why not – any useful open resource you find online.
The MOOC is enriched by many testimonies coming from international experiences at University level, with a special focus on STEM subjects.
You can access the course absolutely free of charge and completely online.
The course materials will still be available to all registered users, even after the closing of the edition.
Further editions of this course will be activated each academic year.
This edition is part of
experience (Elearning Communication Open-Data) which focuses on
collaborative and interactive learning dynamics.
There are no prerequisites to take this course, even if previous experience in didactics and teaching will be helpful. The course is mainly addressed at professors and teachers, at all levels, who are willing to think about some innovation in their pedagogical approach.
The forum of this MOOC is freely accessible and participation is not guided; you can use it to compare yourself with other participants, or to discuss course contents with them.
Quizzes and scores
The course entails questions, in the form of self-assessment quizzes or as hints for reflection, as well as discussion activities in the Forum and design activities in WEEK 4. You are not required to answer these questions or participate to activities to complete the course, but we strongly believe they offer you a concrete opportunity to improve your knowledge! Instead, the quiz you will find at the end of the core WEEKs (except WEEK 0 and the final section on the pedagogical approach) will be evaluated.
Certificate of Accomplishment
The Certificate of Accomplishment will be released to anyone who successfully completed the course by answering correctly to at least 60% of the questions by the end of the edition. You will be able to download the Certificate of Accomplishment directly on the website.
Pay attention: the certificate will be generated only after the closing of the edition. In order to view and download it you will have to wait a few days after the end date.
The Certificate of Accomplishment does not confer any academic credit, grade or degree.
This MOOC is the result of a proficient collaboration between many people, at international level. Politecnico di Milano - METID had the chance to enjoy working closely with UNIT partners and to benefit from the kind availability of many international teachers, who already experienced flipped classroom approach. The list is long, take your time : )
Paola Corti is a Project Manager at Politecnico di Milano – METID; she is an instructional designer involved in MOOCs design and production for POK platform. She coordinated the design of the course, involved international testimonials, together with other curators, in order to collect the experiences available in this MOOC, and she kept together the design and the production groups…and many are things needed : )
Ariane Dumont, professor at the Western Switzerland University of Applied Sciences, Educational Developer and responsible for promoting innovation in pedagogy. She has trained over 300 faculty members to implement the flipped classroom in their teaching. She will nicely guide you through some interesting models, which can support you in exploring and experimenting the flipped classroom.
Aude Pichon, Advisor in Pedagogy in the Center for Professional Development in Education at the Ecole des Mines in Nantes and Coordinator in charge of the pedagogical development within uTOP(UNIT) in France, she not only advises on teacher training projects, but also develops them and leads them either face-to-face or remotely.
This MOOC could not exist without the precious contribution coming from many pedagogical experts and instructional designers, starting from Manuela Milani, from Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy), to Morgane Massart, from École des Ponts ParisTech (France), till Nathalie Issenmann and Anthony Battistutta from Université de Lorraine (France).
Our testimonials are not to be forgotten: our gratitude for their interesting and valuable contribution is really huge! Stephanie Velegol from Penn State University (USA), Sam Marsh and Nick Gurski from Sheffield University (UK), Jean-Cédric Chappelier from EPFL (CH), Gabriel Stoltz from Ecole des Ponts ParisTech (F), and Jeanine de Roy van Zuijdewijn from Leiden University (NL), Domenico Brunetto from Politecnico di Milano (IT): you’ve been great with us, thanks again!