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When it comes to education, what if we flipped around the way things were done? What if during the day students worked on their homework in class and then listened to the lectures at home? During the day homework would be done in collaboration with teachers and fellow students and then outside the classroom students would be responsible for watching the lectures over the web--on a computer, on a phone, on a tablet--however they wanted to.
That's a terrific thought isn't it?
The education flip idea is in its infancy but it just seems like it has the potential to have a fundamental, positive effect on our education system.
Which got me to thinking... We think so much about the big questions that we sometimes forget to ask the basic ones. Big question: How do we improve education? Basic question: What if lectures were done at night and homework during the day?
Education has been around for thousands of years. And during that time scholars have been trying to figure out how to vastly improve it. But the education flip solution has only been possible within the last several years. It's the answer to a basic question, not a big one.
People have been asking the big questions about their industries for years. But the ongoing proliferation of accessible technology should perhaps encourage us to ask more basic ones. More flip thinking questions. Because there's probably a solution available now. And that basic question might, ironically, just be the one that answers the big question.