Flipped, Adaptive, Digital and Active Learning: The Ideal Foundation for the Rapid Transition to Online Learning
Due to COVID-19, many universities have found themselves rapidly transitioning their teaching and learning to a fully online environment. However, this comes with many new challenges, technologically and pedagogically, for institutions, instructors, and students alike. This presentation outlines how MEF University's Flipped, Adaptive, Digital and Active Learning approach (FADAL), implemented across all courses at MEF, placed it in the ideal position to rapidly transition to fully online learning in March 2020 when the campus was forced to close.
Caroline Fell Kurban
MEF University, Turkey
Dr. Caroline Fell Kurban is the Director of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at MEF University, Istanbul. Being one of the drivers of Flipped Learning at MEF University, her role sees her: developing learner training support in Flip for students; providing professional development for instructors developing and teaching Flipped courses; and developing quality assurance parameters to ensure the successful implementation and continuation of Flipped Learning at MEF University. Dr. Fell Kurban authored 'The Flipped Approach to Higher Education: Designing Universities for Today's Knowledge Economies and Societies' in collaboration with the rector of MEF University, Prof. Muhammed Şahin. In June 2016, Caroline was invited to be an inaugural fellow of the Flipped Learning Global Initiative.