I first heard about this at the Elliot Masie’s Learning 2010 conference last year and was very taken with the idea. Here’s the premise shown in this short 2 min. video.
What I would like to do is apply this at work with adult education. I think there are many courses that we do online, where we are essentially teaching to a virtual classroom, now what if we just provided the video and held follow up workshops for homework or lab exercises? We could make the initial teaching video as a pre-requisite and have the lab exercises be what we do in the live virtual session. I am planning to try this out at work, I wonder if adult learners will take to this as well as the student’s in this video. A follow up blog will summarize what I learned once we try this out.