CHICAGO, June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Flipped Learning Global Initiative, a worldwide coalition of educators, researchers, technologists, professional development providers and education leaders announced the launch of the Flipped Learning Research Lab. The Flipped Learning Research Lab is the first effort to curate, aggregate, review and distribute the evolving research and best practices from across the worldwide flipped learning community. The effort will be led by a distinguished, global cohort of professors and research experts currently working on the leading edge of flipped learning.
All successful implementation of flipped learning begins with good pedagogy, but the pedagogy of effective flipped learning is evolving rapidly. Around the globe, researchers and practitioners are adding to the knowledge base of flipped learning best practices based on experience, research, and new technologies. The Flipped Learning Research Lab and the Flipped Learning Fellows will work to give education leaders and flipped learning practitioners access to the most current research and next practices in flipped learning from around the world.
"I have been deeply involved in flipped learning and have come to realize both the interest and practitioners of flipped learning are global in scope. The Flipped Learning Global Initiative will provide the necessary conduit to truly take the effects of flipped learning to a global scale," said Dr. Caroline Fell Kurban, Director Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) MEF University, Istanbul.
The inaugural Flipped Learning Research Fellows include:
Raul Santiago Campion, Ph.D., Professor of Didactics and Pedagogy at University of La Rioja, Spain
Dr. Victor Der-Long Fang, Professor, Department of Education National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan
Dr. Caroline Fell Kurban, Director Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) MEF University, Istanbul
Professor Roger Hadgraft, Director, Educational Innovation & Research Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology University of Technology Sydney
Dr. Dominick J. Casadonte, Jr., Minnie Stevens Piper Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Texas Tech University
BaoHui Zhang, Ph.D., Qujiang Scholar Professor, Shaanxi Normal University, China
Cathy Box, Ph.D., Associate Professor in Education at Lubbock Christian University
Ken Bauer, Associate Professor, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
Carl Reidsema, Ph.D., Director of Teaching and Learning (Engineering) Director Centre for eLearning Innovations and Partnerships in Science and Engineering - eLIPSE University of Queensland
Maurizio Maglioni, President of FLIPNET, the Italian Association for the Sponsorship of Flipped Learning.
Richard Talbert, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Grand Valley State University
Helaine W. Marshall, Professor of Education at Long Island University
"I'm excited to be a part of the Flipped Learning Global Initiative as a Flipped Research Fellow. Flipped learning is an idea whose time has come," said Robert Talbert, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Grand Valley State University.
About the Flipped Learning Global Initiative
The Flipped Learning Global Initiative, (FLGI), was created to support the rapidly expanding adoption of flipped learning all over the world in countries such as China, Taiwan, Spain, Dubai, the United Kingdom, Turkey, Italy, Korea, Argentina, Iceland, Sweden, India and the United States. FLGI aims to fill the rapidly growing global need for collaboration across borders in three domains: evolving best practices in flipped learning, research curation and distribution, and technology selection and implementation.
FLGI launched with 30 mission partners, including MT Groupo in Spain; TES Global in the United Kingdom; IWBNet in Australia and New Zealand; iSchool in China and Taiwan, Udemy, BAM Education Radio Network in the United States; and a cadre of flipped learning research experts.
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