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Are you interested in the “flipped classroom” model but aren’t sure about the pedagogic soundness of the whole concept?  Are you thinking about giving your students a video lesson for “homework” or <gasp> recording yourself presenting some critical content for your students to view?  Do you need to convince your administration on the theoretical soundness of having your students engage with digital video outside of class?

If yes to the above, you might want to take a look at the recently released Whitepaper:

The Impact of Broadcast and Streaming Video in Education:  What the Research Says and How Educators and Decision Makers Can Begin to Prepare for the Future

Alan Greenberg (Wainhouse Research) and I spent months trolling the literature in the development of this paper for Cisco.  What we found was pretty amazing: there has been lots of research, sound research, conducted in the area of video’s impact on learning.  While I have been extolling the value of video as a way to engage students for many years, only recently has it gained the attention of educators across the globe with the introduction of the “flipped classroom.”  Higher education and some K12 adventurer’s have been using captured video for many years with students with great success.  It is not new…just a cool (and somewhat controversial) new name for it.

Enjoy the paper and please feel free to comment back to me on the Connected Learning Exchange:  CLX.  If you are attending ISTE this month, you can find me talking about the paper in the Cisco Breakout room as well as Dr. Lance Ford sharing his expertise around the Flipped Classroom. For those of you that can make it to one of the sessions we will be giving away copies of “Flip Your Classroom” by Jonathann Bergman and Aaron Sams, courtesy of ISTE!

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