Many educators who are skeptical about flipped learning have posed the question: If we start delivering lectures via online video, what do we need teachers for?
The truth is,
we need teachers for much more than merely delivering content. Rather than making teachers obsolete, flipping allows them to focus on what they do best: connecting with students and guiding them through their own process of discovery.
"If you can be replaced by a YouTube video, then maybe you should be," he said. "If all you do is content delivery, the reality is there's a YouTube video out there that can do what you do. There's a MOOC that can deliver content to 2,000 students.
"Coordinating activities that are meaningful and rich, guiding kids in discussion — these are the things we do best as teachers. The way we orchestrate activities really is the value that we add for students."