Lessons from the rector of the first fully flipped learning university
CitationSahin, M. (2018). Lessons from the rector of the first fully flipped learning university. Flipped Learning 3.0 Magazine. 08 May, issue 2.
Sahin: MEF Educational Institutions was founded in the 1970s by İbrahim Arıkan, an educator and businessman. In 1996, he founded MEF national and international K-12 schools in Istanbul and Izmir. In 2013, he founded MEF University. As both educator and entrepreneur, Arıkan was in a unique position to establish a university. He was aware the educational system was not well suited to the current needs of students and society and envisioned a totally new educational approach for MEF University. To find this approach, he brought me on board as founding rector. Having been rector of Istanbul Technical University from 2008 to 2012, I had a strong background in innovations in education. During our first meeting, Arıkan made it clear that if he was going to establish a university, it needed to be unique and take a different mentality to the educational needs of today’s students. I vividly remember Ibrahim emphatically declaring that if he could not make a change to higher education, he would call a halt to his aspirations for opening a university.
SourceFlipped Learning 3.0 Magazine