eCampusLive is a work years in the making. And, it's finally here. It was exciting to add the final digital lessons this past July and provide a full library of course material for students to watch whenever and wherever they choose. Alongside web links, animations, YouTube videos, and podcasts, the digital campus became ready to open.
Building access was a pivotal challenge. Providing wifi paved the way for students to use their devices -- something that was steadily building for years. Not quite ready for a paperless classroom, creating printing access in the classroom was also important. And finally, increasing access to school technology, was accomplished just before summer.
Now a go for launch, it's thrilling to anticipate how a flipped classroom will shape learning. For myself, it will be quite different to perform less "on stage" and work alongside students as a guide. Focussing on projects and inquiry based learning is hands-on for a reason - it's engaging and fun. As well, students will have greater control to express their learning style. Ironically, project-based learning, a regular theme in my computer arts and I.T. courses for years only now makes it's debut in a science classroom.
Welcome to the eCampusLive blog. I'm Jerry Bleecker. I teach Biology, Science, Information Technology, Computer Arts, and more. It's an exciting year to share our experiences with our flipped classroom endeavour.