As flipped learning gets increasingly in-demand within Dubai and the UAE, we here at The Knowledge Hub seek to provide schools with the appropriate and practical tools to support this learning methodology. For instance, our video content management system, complete with editing tools, reliable search engine, automatic speech recognition, and superior analytic features, can be easily integrated with the school’s learning management software. What sets this product apart from other video platforms is that instructors can store and manage videos within a secure video library. Aside from “flipping,” the way lectures are captured, this system also acts as an all-in-one solution that serves other functions such as event webcasting, faculty training, recording lab demos, and more. By giving recognition to the numerous advantages of flipped learning, Knowledge Hub enables students to be more responsible for their education while boosting their motivation to explore further. In short, we focus on helping students become active participants rather than being passive listeners.
Flipped learning promotes student learning, engagement, and overall achievement by focusing class time on discussion and engaging activities rather than on the lecture. Flipped learning is a modern approach in pedagogy wherein the typical concept of classroom-based learning is reversed. Students watch video lectures before class, and the in-class time is utilized to gain an in-depth understanding of the topics through projects, exercises, discussions, and other activities facilitated by the instructors. In a traditional classroom, students usually attempt to capture the lecture by writing notes about what a professor is saying at the time it is being said. Such a setup essentially means that the students do not have the opportunity to digest the discussion fully, and there is a big possibility that they might miss crucial points. On the other hand, flipped learning enables students to have control over the lectures through videos and pre-recorded media that they can watch and replay as many times as they need to.
What flipped classroom primarily ensures is that the time which is otherwise spent on lectures can instead be used to practice and apply those theoretical concepts. Also, class time can be efficiently utilized and spent on collaborative activities, which makes it easier for students to learn and gain support from their peers. Teachers become facilitators and allow the students to take responsibility instead of dictating what they should do. It is a highly useful practice to help promote critical thinking among students. Many schools and universities across the globe are already using flipped classrooms to enhance learning in their courses.