Unfortunately, I think flipped classrooms and MOOC ("Massively Open online Course) are going to be a thing. I randomly met a colleague today and out of the blue she started talking about both of these things, particularly insisting that the foreigners had something to offer in this regard. She was saying things like our school doesn't have video cameras in the classrooms yet, and that if people invented some kind of online program for our school, it could be very rewarding. She said there are competitive prizes available! Schools and provincial administrations offer money rewards for "the best".
Now, I say "unfortunately" because while I think flipping classrooms and online course work are a natural in China given the way young Chinese use the internet, I also think the default setup for kind of online offering is massively exploitative. If you don't work out what valuable thing you as a person in a room offer alongside you as a person in a video online, then you as a person in a room is going to be shunted aside for copies of you as a person in a video. I mean, considering how much stuff I download and the grand total of zero that I pay to the creators, obviously I'm going to think that putting myself online has to have some benefit to me besides letting everyone know just how handsome I really am.
My naive first guess is if what's online amounts to what a student could get from a textbook anyway, then there's still something for me to do in the classroom for which I can get paid. And if I craft what I put online so that it feeds into classroom activities and maybe also feeds off classroom activities, then I can keep *my* job. More so if what's online feeds into *my* classroom activities and not into other people's classroom activities.
So, what do you put online? How do you set it up? How do you use it? And how do you get paid?