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KMDI Student Seminar: FlipFinance – a mobile app for financial literacy education
Mon, May 2, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Presenter: Yeijean Lee, MEd student, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
FlipFinance is a mobile app created to improve efficiency of financial literacy education in school, following the standards outlined by the Ministry of Education in Ontario. Using the app, students learn key financial concepts by watching asynchronous video lectures and practicing problems as homework while participating in experiential group activities in the classroom. FlipFinance includes an administrative web portal for teachers to design lessons and assess students’ learning progress. A key instructional method used is a “flipped classroom” approach to maintain both the formal lesson and tutorial structure (Baker; 2000, Danker, 2015; Tucker, 2012). The findings of user experience on implementing mobile computing technology in formal education will elucidate further research in fields of financial literacy education and flipped classroom teaching methodology.
Yeijean Lee is a first year Masters of Education student in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto. She is in the Comparative, International & Development Education program, with particular interest in global citizenship education. She has completed degrees in Accounting and Finance (B.Com) at Rotman Commerce and Education (B.Ed) at OISE. Her professional experience includes five years of working in the financial industry and seven years of teaching Business studies, Mathematics and English as a Second Language in both public and private schools amongst grade 7 to 12 students. Yeijean’s study focuses on K-12 teacher education for experiential learning, technology embedded learning activities, and practical tools for assessment and evaluation.