The World’s First “Flipped Learning” University to Host Global Standards Summit

The Academy of Active Learning Arts and Sciences adopted 187 Elements of Effective Flipped Learning at MEF University’s International Forum

The Academy of Active Learning Arts and Sciences (AALAS), MEF University, and the Flipped Learning Global Initiative (FLGI) announced the Flipped Learning 3.0 Global Standards Summit to present the first comprehensive map of effective Flipped Learning best practices.

The Summit will bring together delegates from around the world who participated in curating the 187 international best practices to discuss their implications for the future of Flipped Learning worldwide.

The Summit will be held in Istanbul, Turkey, November 13th, 2018 at MEF University – the first fully flipped university in the world. The Summit is the culmination of the year-long Flipped Learning Global Standards Project, a collaboration of Flipped Learning practitioners and delegates from 49 countries.

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The aim is to create a framework for benchmarking effective Flipped Learning and supporting international collaboration between practitioners, researchers, and education leaders.

The Summit will feature 10-minute briefings from the Global Standards Project chairpersons including: Dr. Eric Mazur, the Balkanski Professor of Physics at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education; Dr. Caroline Fell Kurban, Director of MEF University’s Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching in Turkey; Dr. Raul Santiago Campion, Professor of Didactics and Pedagogy at University of La Rioja, Spain; Dr. Gwo-Jen Hwang,

Chair Professor, Graduate Institute of Digital Learning and Education, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology; Robyn Brinks Lockwood, instructor, Stanford Language Center; and Jon Bergmann, Chief Academic Officer of the Flipped Learning Global Initiative. The Summit will include a special briefing from Dr. Muhammed Sahin, Rector of MEF University and a tour of the university’s pioneering Flipped Learning program and campus.

“I’m absolutely delighted to see how many people are actually flipping the learning in one way or another,” said Flipped Learning pioneer, Eric Mazur. “Now Flipped Learning is evolving, which is why it’s so important to have these global standards and share best practices.”

The Flipped Learning 3.0 Global Standards Summit will be streamed live to give access to educators worldwide. The agenda includes:

  • Looking Beyond What We Already Know About Flipped Learning
  • A Global Road Map to Greater Flipped Learning Effectiveness
  • Going Global or Falling Behind
  • A Higher Education Take on the Flipped Learning 3.0 Global Standards
  • How MEF Created a New University Model
  • A K-12 Take on the Flipped Learning 3.0 Global Standards
  • How Flipped Learning Global Standards Enables International Collaboration
  • Localizing the Flipped Learning Global Standards for Specific Countries and Cultures

“A set of standards is the hallmark of every significant group of professionals. Beyond helping all of us identify the essential elements of effective Flipped Learning; standards can help a loose community of Flipped learning practitioners evolve into a globally recognized discipline. Those who aspire to be experts in Flipped Learning now have a clear road map to follow,” said Jon Bergmann one of the early pioneers of Flipped Learning.

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FLGI surveys found that most Flipped Learning educators are still practicing in the silo of a classroom, a school, a university department or a country. “MEF University is engaged in Flipped Learning on an unparalleled scale.

The Summit gives Flipped Learning practitioners access to the aggregated insights of the largest global community of practice and the opportunity to see a working model of Flipped Learning at scale,” said Errol St.Clair Smith, FLGI Director of Global Development.

About the Academy of Active Learning Arts and Sciences

The Academy of Active Learning Arts and Sciences is a nonprofit organization dedicated to identifying and supporting global standards for Flipped Learning and related active learning instruction. AALAS’ scope includes research, education, and accreditation of Flipped Learning programs and educators.

AALAS is comprised of some 100 international Flipped Learning practitioners and voting delegates from over 49 countries. The mission is to bring the general understanding and implementation of Flipped Learning into alignment with the most current global best practices.

To learn more about the Flipped Learning 3.0 Global Standards Summit, the Academy of Active Learning Arts and Sciences, or the Flipped Learning Global Standards Project, go to