Flipped learning takes a big step forward

Seventeen-point flipped learning technology evaluation and certification program goes live.

The Flipped Learning Global Initiative (FLGI), a worldwide coalition of educators, researchers, technologists, professional development providers and education leaders introduced its inaugural cadre of enterprise mission partners.

The companies presented have agreed to support the latest research-based standards, and evolving global best practices in flipped learning. Enterprise mission partners have also signed on to closely collaborate with FLGI Research Fellows, FLGI Master Teachers and the broader flipped learning global community to accelerate the adoption of flipped learning around the world.

The companies include professional development partners: MT Groupo in Spain, IWBNET in Australia, TES in the United Kingdom and Udemy and Project Tomorrow in the United states.  The group also includes Certified Technology Mission Partners: Klounge, iSchool, InfoMentor, SigongMedia, and BenQ who have passed a 17-point evaluation confirming their suitability for flipped learning.

In January, FLGI launched a global program to help protect flipped learning educators from bad technology decisions. The program launched with a free training course called, How to Avoid the 17 Deadly Sins of Flipped Learning Technology Selection.  Flipped Learning Technology Certification is the second pillar of the program.

“We are excited to introduce this visionary group of companies to the international flipped learning community,” said flipped learning pioneer, Jon Bergmann.  “Some businesses just want to sell stuff to educators. There are others who have demonstrated a commitment to work intimately, learn, and grow with the flipped learning educators. FLGI enterprise mission partners are the latter and we welcome them. They deserve our trust and support.”

FLGI enterprise mission partners are innovative companies that are committed to be active community members and leaders in flipped learning. The companies have been selected as FLGI preferred providers in their respective categories.

“All around the globe there are teachers, administrators, professors and education leaders who are putting their careers and credibility on the line to introduce flipped learning into their education systems,” said Errol St.Clair Smith, director of Global Development. “When you’re doing pioneering work, it’s typical to find companies that will energetically support your work once everyone else has.  The companies who have the vision and courage to do pioneering work shoulder-to-shoulder with us occupy a unique place in the community. These are truly special companies.”

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, UAE, the United Kingdom, Turkey, Italy, Korea, Argentina, Iceland, Sweden, India and the United States. FLGI aims to fill the 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.

For more information contact: Errol St.Clair Smith, Director of Global Development at 949-677-7381, 145720@email4pr.com or go to www.flglobal.org. http://flglobal.org/mission-partners/

Material from a press release was used in this report.

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