CHICAGO, June 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today a worldwide coalition of educators, researchers, technologists, professional development providers and education leaders announced the launch of the Flipped Learning Global Initiative (FLGI). The initiative known as 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 has brought together a global cohort of flipped learning mission partners to support these three domains--all of which are critical to successfully implement flipped learning. FLGI is the first global effort to address the emerging needs of the Flipped Learning Movement.
"For the last 10 years I have traveled the world speaking and training educators in the flipped classroom model. I've repeatedly witnessed the promise, passion, and potential of the flipped classroom," said Jon Bergmann, flipped learning co-founder, evangelist, and center of a global network of flipped learning early adopters around the world. "I've also seen the pitfalls and a myriad of ways that flipped learning can be compromised by bad practice, inappropriate technology and poor execution."
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.
FLGI will serve as a global hub for coordinating, orchestrating and scaling the key elements required to successfully expand flipped learning. FLGI's primary focus is identifying and developing strategic partnerships, initiatives, projects, best in-class technology, vendors and services to introduce and support flipped learning internationally.
"There is a breathtaking global energy and scope of activity around flipped learning today. However, it's important to recognize that most of the significant flipped learning achievements are happening in silos. FLGI was created to be the bridge for worldwide collaboration," said Errol St. Clair Smith, FLGI, Director of Global Development.
Over the last ten years, flipped learning has become a worldwide movement as countries all around the globe are flipping classrooms, schools, and entire universities. The passion for flipped learning is accelerating, and the flipped learning sector is projected to grow by 34.7 percent per year through 2020. "The most convincing way I have seen technology utilized in education is with flipped learning," said, Lord Jim Knight–Former Minister of Education for the United Kingdom and FLGI mission partner.
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