Flipping the classroom in Abu Dhabi

Abu_Dhabi_from_Space-ISS006-E-32079-March_2003YouTube uploaders – who have an average age of 24 – have increased their activity by 200% in the last year. Anjli Narwani of the Masdar Institute, UAE, sought to benefit from this rapid growth among a young population – and on the fact that Saudi Arabia has the largest YouTube user base in the world. She encouraged her Ph.D. students to learn video production skills and collaborate on academic film projects. “When we began using video collaborative tools, views of classroom videos more than tripled,” she said.

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