Pre-PAC Meeting Video that members watched prior to on-ground meeting

(See Background information below)

Live PAC Meeting Presentation using Swivl Technology 

Meeting members included business leaders from the Biomedical Technology, Information Technology, Criminal Justice, Healthcare Industry, Business Administration, and Nursing fields. 

After the initial overview of our learning model, participants engaged in group brainstorming sessions made up by programs and recorded videos of themselves offering up suggestions and advice to both students and lead faculty members. Both their videos and the video of the on-ground meeting were then sent out to the participants along with follow-up surveys. 

The Scenario/Situation:

Two times a year we hold Program Advisory Committee meetings at our college. These meetings bring together a consortium of industry leaders that represent the different program offerings we have at the college. The multiple goals of these PAC meetings are:

  • Introduce Industry to our College and programs

  • Receive feedback that helps shape our programs so that they properly prepare our students for industry jobs

  • Share our innovative learning model and offer specialized trainings for corporations and businesses

  • Open up externship opportunities for our students

Goal/Mission:

  • How to give our participants a “wow” experience that invites them to get involved with the college

  • Provide PAC participants with an experience that mirrors our classroom and training model.

  • Engage them prior to the meeting in way that sparks their interest and entices them to attend

  • “Show" them what we do, instead of telling them through traditional standard powerpoint & lecture presentations  

Solution/Execution:

  • Apply our “Flipped Classroom” training/learning model to the PAC meeting experience.

  • Don’t tell them about our learning model, show them by having them participate in the real thing

  • Create Pre-Meeting Video overview of our model

  • Live demonstrations of how we apply Swivl technology into our classrooms and trainings

Background Information on a flipped classroom Model :

  • A flipped classroom model leverages the full potential of emerging technologies to create an efficient and effective learning experience. “Flipping a classroom" refers to creating videos of a lecture, lesson, or training that in a traditional learning model would happen on-ground in person during a class meeting or training. Faculty, staff or students are introduced to lectures, trainings, or subject matter material at home or on mobile devices via video prior to attending class or trainings. Each video tutorial has assignments that give the participants a way to engage and apply the material.  

 

  • This saves time during on-ground training and allows for the participants to get right into hands-on activities, discussions, questions etc. and delve deeper into the subject matter. The instructor/teacher has an opportunity to become more of a facilitator. The on-ground trainings are filmed and then shared with participants so that they can continue to engage, learn and apply the subject matter.  All video lessons, both pre & post, and video of the on-ground trainings, are made available in an on-demand format for participants. Any or all elements of the learning experience can be re-purposed or used for future trainings or new employees etc.

 

  • In our flipped classroom model, there are no cold meetings or trainings. All meetings, classes, trainings etc. always begin in a video tutorial or multimedia format. By leveraging technology, this model has allowed us to create much more meaningful learning experiences that are much more streamlined and efficient and straddle both time and space. It has had a profound impact on the adoption rate of new technology, trainings, and protocols and has allowed us to standardize on a mass scale everything from our learning platform, to our workflow protocol, not only in the classroom and in trainings, but also throughout the basic operations of the entire college. Our campus has the highest persistence/engagement rate, job placement rate, and graduation rate throughout the 25 campus system.