All successful implementation of flipped learning begins with good pedagogy, but the pedagogy of effective flipped learning is evolving rapidly. All around the globe, researchers and practitioners are adding to the knowledge base of flipped learning best practices based on experience, research, and new technologies. FLGI’s Flipped Research Lab was created to aggregate and distribute the growing body of global knowledge around the evolution of flipped learning. The Lab features the work of our worldwide cohort of distinguished flipped learning fellows.
Raul is the director of the “Master in Methodologies and Emerging Technologies Applied to Education”. He is author of “Online Training: a Guide for University Teachers”; “The flipped Classroom: how to convert Schools into Learning Spaces”; “Mobile Learning: new challenges and Realities in the classroom”; Inductive methodologies: The challenge of teaching by questioning and challenges”, Gamification: How to motivate your students and improve the climate in the classroom. He is currently taking part in several researches about the Flipped Classroom Model in Spanish language. He has been Academic Co-Director of The II European Congress on Flipped Learning. Other research fields include Evaluation Systems, Education Quality programs, online and blended learning, Teachers Training and Educational Technology
As Director of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at MEF University, the first and only fully flipped university in the world, Dr. Fell Kurban has the responsibility of supporting instructors and students in development of Flipped Learning. Her role has seen her undertake practitioner research into flipped learning in higher education. Through the Flipped Learning Global Initiative, Dr. Fell Kurban is excited to join other researchers who are passionate about striving for excellence in flipped learning for the benefit of our students. Caroline’s particular interest lies in the development of quality assurance parameters as well as the implementation of professional development programs to assure efficacy and quality of flipped learning provision in institutions of higher education.
Dr. Gwo-Jen Hwang is currently a Chair Professor at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. He is also Dean of College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the university. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Information Engineering from the National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan in 1991. Dr Hwang serves as an editorial board member and a reviewer for more than 30 academic journals of educational technology and e-learning. He has also been the principal investigator of more than 100 research projects funded by Ministry of Science and Technology as well as Ministry of Education in Taiwan. His research interests include mobile and ubiquitous learning, flipped learning, digital game-based learning, and artificial intelligence in education. He defined the term “seamless flipped learning” as “mobile technology-enhanced flipped classroom with effective learning strategies.” Since 2013, he is in charge of a national mobile learning promotion program in Taiwan to assist high school teachers to develop teaching plans using mobile technologies. Flipped learning is one of the adopted learning strategies in the program.
Chung Kwan LO is an EdD student of the Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong. His main research interests are flipped learning, collaborative learning, and computer-supported teaching.
Karen Hessler has been teaching at the collegiate level in nursing programs since 1996. She obtained her BSN and MSN with Family Nurse Practitioner specialty from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Hessler was awarded a PhD in Nursing Research from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado in 2008. She currently resides in Northern Colorado where she educates nurses at all levels as an Associate Professor of Nursing. Dr. Hessler began flipping her classroom 7 years ago, and learned very quickly that best practices in flipped learning should be widely shared. As she presented her ideas and helpful tips about flipping the nursing classroom at various conference venues, participants continued to ask her for a manual or book that they could read about flipping. As a result, Dr. Hessler wrote and published the first book focusing on the flipped classroom in nursing education titled: Flipping the Nursing Classroom: Where Active Learning Meets Technology. She has continued to learn about the flipped classroom through research and certification. Her most recent research has focused on the students’ perspective of the flipped classroom. Dr. Hessler will continue a research trajectory investigating all aspects of the flipped classroom in higher education. Her goal is to contribute to a paradigm shift in the world of higher education and better the teaching and learning landscape for both faculty and students.
Dr. Grace Onodipe is an assistant professor in economics in the School of Business at Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) in Lawrenceville, GA, USA. In the last twelve years, before joining GGC in 2013, she taught university level economics through asynchronous online delivery format at online universities.
Since earning her Ph.D. (2003) in Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics from The Ohio State University, she has presented papers at conferences and workshops. She has also published articles highlighting core concepts of innovative use of technology in the teaching of economics and business statistics, in online and face-to-face delivery formats.
In the coming academic year (fall 2017), she will be coordinating a Faculty Learning Community at GGC to provide a forum for faculty engaged in flipped learning to network and exchange ideas. It will also provide faculty the opportunity to reflect on their pedagogy and adopt best practices to improve student learning and enhance collaboration on teaching and learning.
Since her introduction to Flipped Learning in 2015, one of her primary goals has been to see its adoption in Nigeria, her native country.