You have probably heard about The Flipped Classroom model where the traditional classroom has been flipped on its head, so that students watch lectures as homework and then apply the concepts in the classroom.  If not, you can read more in Dan Pink’s article in The Telegraph here. Anyway, when I was discussing my upcoming webinar with Sibrenne, Simon and Joitske, I thought it might be a good idea to try the same with the traditional webinar model, and flip that.  So that instead of me presenting to you for an hour with only a small amount of time for questions which you have to think up on the spot, we flip that model.

So I provide you with some article to read in advance, which means that you have time to read it and reflect on it, as well as consider the questions you’d like to ask. And then we spend the time on the webinar discussing your questions, and their application and implication for workplace learning.

So, what should I ask you to read?  Well I’ve been writing a lot, as you may well know, about the use of social media for learning and,  in conjunction with my Internet Time Alliance colleagues (Jay Cross, Harold Jarche, Charles Jennings and Clark Quinn), a lot too on the importance of working smarter.  So I thought an article that brought these two aspects together and which summarised a lot of my thinking would be the best place to start. Of course it’s then up to you if you want to read further around it.   So here’s the article to get you started:

>> 10 steps for working smarter with social media 

Now, in order that we have time to prepare for the webinar on Thursday evening, it would be great if you could leave your questions in the comments area below by the end of Wednesday 14 December 2010.  If you would like to ask me any other questions, please feel free to leave them here too!  Of course there will also be an opportunity to ask other questions in the webinar itself – and also some time too to get your feedback on Flipped Webinars.

I look forward to reading your questions – and talking with you on Thursday 15th at 20.00 Amsterdam time in our Flipped Webinar!

Jane Hart