The Flipped Learning Global Standards Project was launched in response to the growing adoption of Flipped Learning worldwide. Increased international collaboration among Flipped Learning researchers, practitioners, and administrators revealed the need for a common framework, terminology, and defined best practices. The catalyst for the project was global data collected by the Flipped Learning Global Initiative (FLGI) indicating that as high as 80 percent of Flipped Learning practitioners and trainers are three to five years behind known best practices. International standards are needed to ensure that veteran and new practitioners are grounded in the most current worldwide research and global best practices for Flipped Learning.
The Global Standards Project began with the Flipped Learning International Faculty in 2017. The initial aim was to establish “the gold standard” for Flipped Learning training. The next stage began with an expanded initiative to establish a global framework for Flipped Learning practice. On February 2, 2018, FLGI announced the co-chairs of the Global Standards Community (GSC). The chairpersons include: Dr. Eric Mazur, the Balkanski Professor of Physics at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education; Dr. Caroline Fell Kurban, Director of MEF University’s Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching in Turkey; Dr. Raul Santiago Campion, Professor of Didactics and Pedagogy at University of La Rioja, Spain; Dr. Gwo-Jen Hwang, Chair Professor, Graduate Institute of Digital Learning and Education, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology; Robyn Brinks Lockwood, instructor, Stanford Language Center; and Jon Bergmann, Chairman and Chief Academic Officer, of the Flipped Learning Global Initiative. The standards project was expanded to include input from the worldwide Flipped Learning community in March of 2018. Delegates were invited to make recommendations, discuss the proposed standards, and vote on the final draft later this year. In the first three days, the project received 249 delegate applications from educators in 47 countries including:
The Flipped Learning Global Standards Project is the first worldwide initiative to define a common framework for Flipped Learning training and practice. The standards are intended to establish some generally accepted international conventions and global best practices for voluntary adoption by schools, universities, training departments, and Flipped Learning trainers and training organizations. The project aims to establish quality benchmarks based on the best worldwide research and best global practices in Flipped Learning.
In February, the Flipped Learning Global Initiative adopted the first version of International Training Standards to come out of the Global Standards Project. In March, the first 19 schools and universities around the world signed on to adopt the International Training Standards v.1.0 and agreed to collaborate on developing a global framework for Flipped Learning teachers, administrators, and students. These first adopters are leading the way to the future of Flipped Learning, and we recognize them as Flipped Learning Model Schools. The list includes:
** Note: If your school would like to learn more about the Flipped Learning International Training Standards, contact Errol St.Clair Smith at admin@AALASinternational.org
Process & Timetable
To see details of how the global standard framework is being developed along with the scheduled timetable, visit the Process and Timetables page.