Flipped Learning Symposium | 14-16 November 2016

Flipped Learning Symposium 2016

Connect and collaborate with colleagues from across the higher education sector to nurture and enrich your flipped learning initiatives.

  • Program outlines

    Day 1: Monday 14th November 1.30pm-6pm

    Monday 1.30-4.30pm: Cognitive Load Theory - how good flipped learning design can alleviate this burden for students

    Cognitive load is the capacity of our working memory to hold onto information at any one time. This capacity is limited and therefore instructional design should factor this into effective learning for students. Flipped learning has the potential and approach to help distribute cognitive load into more manageable segments across the pre-class, in-class and post-class learning phases.

    Dr Raina Mason and Ms Carolyn Seton from Southern Cross University, have successfully applied cognitive load theory to (in their own words) improve troublesome courses. They will present a number of case examples of how the mindful segmenting of course content – particularly in a flipped context – can greatly assist in students capacity to learn new content.

    Raina and Carolyn will also showcase their Cognitive Assistance Factor Evaluation (CAFÉ) tool that can assist educators to assess the current cognitive load in their courses.

    Monday 4.30-6.00pm: What flipping can look like (Part 1)?

    This session is an open session for participants to present, in poster format, their experiences of flipped learning design. The session will involve 30min for viewing the posters, followed by two x 30min sessions where poster presenters will be asked to stay with their poster so you can hear about their experiences and ask them questions.  To assist your interactions with your symposium colleagues, this session will be combined with opportunities to sample a selection of local food and wine.  A call for abstracts for this Poster Mixer will be emailed following confirmation of registration.

    Day 2: Tuesday 15th November 9am-4pm

    Tuesday 9.00-12.00pm: What people are doing with their flipped designs (Part 2)?

    This session follows on from the Poster Mixer on Monday, providing further opportunities to hear from experienced flippers who have chosen flipped designs to support their students’ learning. Presenters will highlight key features of flipped design they have found to be effective in their varied contexts and disciplines, as well as discuss the frameworks they use to underpin their learning designs. Presentations will be for 20 min, including time for questions/discussion (e.g., 10-15min presentation with 10-5 min for questions/discussion).

    Tuesday 1.30-4.00pm: Building a Flipped Community of Practice

    This session will focus on the importance of building networks to sustain, support and encourage our flipped learning endeavours. Communities of Practice (CoPs) have been a proven way of fostering peer review, a place to share successes and perceived failures, as well as nurturing collaborative research and scholarship.

    The structure of this session will be based on a typical CoP gathering and will include strategies for creating local and online groups into the future.

    Day 3: Wednesday 16th November 9am-12pm

    Wednesday 9.00-12.00pm: Jon Bergmann, founder of the Flipped Learning Network

    Jon Bergmann is considered as one of the pioneers of flipped learning. He is leading the worldwide adoption of flipped learning through his work with governments, schools, universities and corporations. Jon is involved in the development of flipped learning strategies in more than 18 countries around the globe.

    Jon has authored seven books including the bestseller 'Flip Your Classroom' which has been translated into 10 languages.

    He is the founder of the global FlipCon conferences, hosts a US radio show, The Flip Side, http://www.bamradionetwork.com/the-flip-side-with-jon-bergmann/ (averaging 30,000 downloads a month), and his YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/Learning4Mastery) has had over three million views.

    Jon's session will provide an international perspective on flipped learning and will be an opportunity to hear about cutting edge approaches to all phases of the flipping pedagogy.

  • Event logistics


    Day 1 and 2 of the Symposium will be held at SAHMRI (South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute), North Terrace and Day 3 at the University of Adelaide (Napier Building G04). Both venues are located in North Terrace, Adelaide and it is best to access via public transportation as free parking might be limited.

    Public transportation

    There is frequent free tram running across North Terrace and King William street till South Terrace. If you are using your own vehicle, we suggest you park the car at Adelaide Entertainment Centre and take a free tram to SAHMRI (for Day 1&2), Rundle mall (for Day 3). More details and conditions at https://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/Using-Adelaide-Metro/Park-n-Ride

    Arriving at the event

    Please arrive 15minute prior to the event commencing time so that we can start the session on time.


    We will be providing Monday afternoon tea, drinks & canapes for the evening poster session as well as Tuesday morning & afternoon tea and Wednesday morning tea. However, Tuesday lunch will not be provided and please use below restaurant options as a guide.

    Nearby cafes and restaurants

    Cafes and restaurants mentioned in the map (https://goo.gl/Fp33iH) have good reviews and varieties. All places are within 10minute walking distance.


    There are good varieties of options for hotels, apartments along North Terrace and King William street where you can catch free tram service. Please check a few names in the map (https://goo.gl/Fp33iH) and make a reservation via http://www.booking.com/.

    Contact for any enquiries

    Irene Lee, Project officer, Flipped Classroom Project irene.lee@adelaide.edu.au.


  • Day 1: Monday 14th November 1.30pm-4.30pm, SAHMRI

    Cognitive Load Theory - how good flipped learning design can alleviate this burden for students

    Presented by Dr Raina Mason and Ms Carolyn Seton from Southern Cross University

    1.15pm Arrival for 1.30pm starts

    Part 1:

    • Introduction to Cognitive Load Theory
    • CLT and the Flipped Classroom
    • Introduction to the CAFÉ toolkit

    Part 2:

    • Putting CAFÉ into practice (case studies)
    • Practical Session – working with your ‘troublesome course’
    • Future CAFÉ toolkit work
  • Day 1: Monday 14th November 4.30pm-6pm, SAHMRI

    What flipping can look like (part 1)?

    The session will involve 20 min for viewing the posters, followed by two x 30min sessions where poster presenters will be asked to stay with their poster so you can hear about their experiences and ask them questions.

    No. Title Times
      General poster viewing time (+ getting something to drink) 4.30-4.50
    1 From Concept to Practice: helping teachers to create effective flipped classrooms      4.50-5.20
    2 Student predisposition toward pre-learning 4.50-5.20
    3 Encouraging student engagement in pre-work 5.25-5.55
    4 Implementing team-based Learning (TBL) in accounting courses 4.50-5.20
    5 MCQs are OUT: Engaging undergraduates with varied in-class activities 5.25-5.55
    6 Encouraging self-regulated learning and improving student engagement in second year science courses 4.50-5.20
    7 Adopting a Flipped Classroom approach to foster learning and engagement in science and technology education at the undergraduate level 5.25-5.55
    8 Flipping the Endocrine System: Enhancing Student Learning Outcomes in Blood Glucose Control 4.50-5.20
    9 Treading water or developing understanding? 5.25-5.55
    10 Flipping Anatomy and Physiology for Speech Pathology Students 4.50-5.20
    11 Flipped learning in a multi-site first year anatomy unit 5.25-5.55
    12 Flipping human anatomy lectures: Engaging students using digital media and mini lectures 4.50-5.20
    13 Applying Flipped Learning to Placement Preparation and Employability Skills: Can it be done? 5.25-5.55
    14 A flipped approach to fostering collaboration for paramedics learning to manage mental health presentations 4.50-5.20
    15 Have we achieved what we planned? Staff and student outcomes following implementation of flipped capacity building workshops 5.25-5.55

    Download poster abstracts

  • Day 2: Tuesday 15th November 9am-12pm, SAHMRI

    What people are doing with their flipped designs (part 2)?

    Time Title Presenter
    8.45 Arrival for 9am starts  
    9.00-9.20 Students' perception of learning Chemistry in a flipped classroom Rena Bokosmaty, Meloni Muir, Adam Bridgeman | University of Sydney
    9.20-9.40 Orienting and engaging students for pre-learning Peter Balan | University of South Australia
    9.40-10.00 Threshold concepts in a flipped classroom to facilitate learning about income and health inequalities Cathy Chittleborough | University of Adelaide
    10.00-10.10 Questions/discussion  
    10.10-10.40 Break  
    10.40-11.00 Flipping the Haematology Classroom Cindy O’Malley | RMIT University
    11.00-11.20 The journey to flipping a large (n=500) class Peter Strelan | University of Adelaide
    11.20-11.40 Two knowledge bases for face-to-face thinking skill development and assessment John Willison | University of Adelaide
    11.40-12.00 Flipped, online or face-to-face: a cluster-randomised trial of lecture format Michael Noetel, Matthew Pink, Justine Stynes, & Gert-Jan Pepping | Australian Catholic University
    12.00-12.10 Questions/discussion  

    Download presentation abstracts

  • Day 2: Tuesday 15th November 1.30pm-4pm, SAHMRI

    Building a Flipped Classroom Communities of Practice (CoP)

    The aim of this session is to begin the establishment of a national Flipped Classroom Community of Practice with state based clusters modelled around supportive networks. It will also provide the opportunity to identify potential leaders for each state based cluster to create a sustainable framework that fosters engagement and ownership.

    Time Activity Presenter
    1.30-1.50 "From little things Big Things Grow" Sophie Karanicolas, Beth Loveys | University of Adelaide CoP
    1.50-2.10 The "Accidental Tourist" Kerry Hood, Loretta Garvey, Sharon Flecknoe, Kate Carroll | Monash University CoP
    2.10-2.15 Q and A  
    2.15-2.30 Presentation: A model for creating a sustainable CoP Kirsten Schliephake, Tammy Smith | Monash University CoP
    2.30-2.45 Group Activity: Identifying the core elements of a sustainable CoP  
    2.45-3 Break  
    3-3.40 Round Table Discussions  
    3.40-4 Group Activity: Forming sustainable networks - creating your own CoP  
    4-4.30 Resolutions  
  • Day 3: Wednesday 16th November 9am-1pm, University of Adelaide (G04, Napier building, North Terrace)

    Jon Bergmann, founder of the Flipped Learning Network

    Time Activity
    8.45 Arrival for 9am starts
    9.00-10.00 Keynote: Jon Bergmann
      Technology groups Pedagogy groups

    Technology demo (20min)

    Venue: G04, Napier

    Morning tea

    Venue: Foyer ground floor


    Morning tea

    Venue: Foyer ground floor

    Pedagogy activities:


    1. Flipping Large Classes
    2. Student engagement and by-in
    3. Design Principles

    Venue: Napier 204, 205, 210


    Technology activities

    Venue: Napier 202, 203 (computer suites) and/or 208, 209

    Move to plenary

    Venue: G04, Napier

    12.30-1.00 Report back/ Questions