In a flipped classroom, students are exposed to the theory prior to their lesson with their teacher, thus freeing the time allocated to explanation to facilitate the acquisition of concepts. According to an English quotation, the teacher’s role shifts from being the sage on stage to that of the guide, ‘Not anymore a sage on the stage but a guide on the side’. Technology, including video clips, can create stimulating and efficient asynchronous activities that appeal to students. The research focuses on the contribution of these video clips in remote working. It identifies three positive effects on the learning experience.

  • Educational videos have a positive effect on learners’ It seems that students spend 4.3 hours per day on average on the internet, reading and watching videos. Therefore, offering them a learning experience from the Internet is in line with millennials (those born since the year 2000)! Having a teacher who provides asynchronous teaching materials on video clips allows each student to progress at their own pace in their personal learning environment! Promoting personal learning environment has a positive impact on the learner’s attitude regarding the material in question. According to the research, students seem more disposed towards an education that promotes videos media.
  • Educational videos have a positive effect on students’ in-class behavior

Since I have started to outsource some theoretical aspects of my course on videos, I have observed that the majority of my students have adhered to this distribution channel. They like, appreciate, thank and want more, but most importantly they do the groundwork. Outsourcing my lesson on a video media gives me time to make them work on comprehension problems in class. This allows me to better understand the challenges, and accordingly, to better support their learning experience during class.

  • Educational videos have a positive effect on students’

As students develop a positive attitude (point 1) and become more engaged in their learning experience (point 2), their performance logically improves. This is the virtuous circle of learning engagement. Proper disposal in respect of education, and asynchronous groundwork that enables deep learning synchronously, create fertile conditions for long-life learning, and are positively reflected in students’ achievements.

You would have understood, I support the contribution of video in education. Sure, it takes time and is energy consuming for teachers. It’s not easy to try to tame video softwares such as Camtasia! However, I regularly observe that teachers are often not very fond of technology, except when they perceive a real benefit for their students! The idea of the flipped classroom is not new as such, as teachers have always striven to find ways to get their students to work outside of school hours. Videos offer an effective way to involve them actively in their learning, isn’t it the dream of every teacher?

 

Freeman C., Schiller N., (2015) Case studies and the flipped classroom, Journal of College Science teaching