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EdTech Paving the Way for Flipped Classrooms in Digital Learning

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Flipped classrooms ease digital learning methods to a great extent for primary learners

Kids enrolled in K-12 districts are mostly prone to distraction and bringing them back from off-track is a tough job. With a pandemic setting in really intense, new ideas and techniques are ushering into the EdTech industry. As digital learning becomes the primary source of education, advanced education is encouraged and adapted to. Thus flipped learning models or flipped classroom approaches are undertaken by educators to make the process of learning interesting and effective. The principal purpose of flipped learning model is to enhance the student’s focus in the lesson and create an active learning environment. Ergo, to increase the engagement of students, flipped classrooms are adopted. 

Variations Of Flipped Classroom

By employing flipped classroom approach educators are resorting to various disciplines that are accessible through digital learning. Using a plethora of EdTech tools such as document management software, classroom management software, Screen-sharing, group discussion software like Discord, educators are improving the quality of education. This shift from monotonous lectures to more advanced learning methods is marked by flipped classrooms. Nevertheless, children are also getting inspired to learn new concepts and apply them to real lives. Flipped classrooms are also enabling the learners to practice their lessons adequately and get their homework done simultaneously. A typical outlook of a flipped classroom could be a teacher streaming live or sometimes just recorded on the bottom corner along with a video that they created demonstrating the lesson. 

Asynchronous Components

Flipped learning models accommodate multiple components from asynchronous learning such as recorded lectures with appropriate examples in them. Customised videos and voiceovers are well-suited in flipped classrooms. Educators are often found converging different styles and editing techniques to create an interesting lesson. For example, a video portraying solving an equation with background music and another could be English lessons including moving thumbnails expressing the paragraphs and texts. In brief, replicating YouTube vlogs is what the educators prefer to explain this way of teaching and learning method. 

Flexible Learning Resources

Digital learning in its nature is flexible and change-centric, the reason why it is appreciated widely. Flipped-learning models propounded by EdTech companies have augmented this trait by multiple times. Rewinding videos and fast forwarding them facilitates children to learn at their own pace. Furthermore, flipped learning models exhibit exceptional advanced learning environments because of its one-to-one approach that leaves no student on the brink and involves everyone equally. This makes videos available to everyone at their individual level and no cramming of students to seek one video occurs. The availability of the videos at home and further to parents enable the learners to be not only assisted by teachers in school but also by parents at home.

Figuring Points Of Reinforcement

Educators have unanimously agreed upon the belief that flipped classrooms enable greater scopes to emphasize upon students who need special help. While teachers pre-record videos and play in the classroom, they can be omnipresent. During the ongoing videos, it becomes easier to monitor children on how much they are able to follow. This helps them realise the number of students who face troubles in grasping the concepts and need reinforcement. Nonetheless, it also helps them figure out the students who are learning earlier than others and finishing their tasks, so that the educators can enrich them with deeper knowledge. 

Pandemic-Driven Digital Learning

Pandemic as a catalysing factor in flipped learning model, alongside digital learning, has opened new heights and opportunities for EdTech. However, establishing flipped classrooms has been the easiest since the onset of digital learning as students were already found hooked to video streaming applications in the pre-pandemic times. Therefore, the transition was an unusual or difficult experience rather it was more easy and smooth.

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