- Flipping doesn't require videos.
- You don't even need to lecture.
- Online courses can also be flipped (no face-to-face class meetings required).
- The flipped approach is not really a recent development: there are 15+ years of supporting research.
- Essential to proper flipping: the individual learning-space tasks include a structured activity.
- Flippers have not rallied around a clear definition because "we work in isolation from each other and we don’t always do due diligence in finding out what others have done before we do things ourselves."
I believe Dr. Talbert is the pre-eminent scholar and compiler of flipped-learning research. I have deep respect for valuable data, and I greatly appreciate his efforts to sort the wheat from the chaff (so we don't have to!) since so many studies are hidden behind paywalls and/or hyper-jargoned language. Robert Talbert presents at least as much authority as my favorite Ghostbuster:
Even though I haven't yet heard agreement with my "we need a flipping new term" proposal, I'm happy to be involved in a conversation. Often we do indeed "work in isolation" and it can be especially hard to break those walls in the middle of a school year. On that note ... SlackChat is coming up very soon tonight (July 11)!