This blog was first published at TrainingZone, the leading platform for Trainers.
I once was a trainee at a course given by a famous trainer. The course was pretty expensive and I was excited by the subject matter, so I took their suggestion of reading a whole book before going to the training seriously. By the time I entered the training location, I was enthusiastic, ready to learn more and eager to interact with others that had come to the training. Only later did I realize that this was a simple, yet powerful (low-tec) example of flipping the classroom or, as we might call it, flipping the training. Only a few years later, flipping the training has become an important trend and something we think about a lot at LearningStone*.
Flipping the classroom is a concept that has a growing following in education. It refers to moving the consumption of more or less passive instructional content such as listening to lectures out of the classroom. The teacher stops lecturing and starts providing videos and other material for at home and uses the time in the classroom for more interactive work.