Ohio State Uses Flipped Classroom to Improve Football Program

by Kristie Burk

Yesterday Ohio State was named one of the first four teams to compete in the inaugural college football playoff game for the national  championship. What is the secret to its success? It’s just may be the flipped classroom model!

According to an article in the Wall Street Journal this week called “How Urban Meyer Took the Buckeyes to School” by Jonathan Clegg, Coach Meyer has turned to the flipped classroom model to prepare his team for the games.

In a flipped classroom, teachers put typical classroom lectures online and devote class time to more hands-on activities and discussions. This method allows students to watch the videos and to learn at their own pace and while getting more engaging interactions in the classroom.

Apparently, Meyer is using a similar technique for his football team:

“Now, instead of lecturing players on X’s and O’s, Ohio State coaches send them schemes and game plans via videos and interactive graphics that can be accessed on phones and iPads. Time at the facility is then devoted to walk-throughs and other interactive exercises.” – Jonathan Clegg

Check out the article and let us know what you think at dtowntechchat.wordpress.com!




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