As students are yearning for a more flexible class schedule where having classes partly online is preferred, I decided to venture into the Flipped classroom phenomenon. Through technology, the students are able to have course materials readily available to them online through Blackboard. In addition, these materials are used during Face-to-Face (F2F) class meets, which encourages many students to bring their technological devices to class in order to access the materials. One main electronic application (Educreations) and one main experiential learning activity (Case Studies) are used in this course that help enhance student achievement and the retaining of knowledge.
I have used Educreations to record my lectures, along with my PowerPoints as the visual, and then uploaded them to Blackboard. The lectures are between 10 and 20 minutes in length and can be accessed at any time, on any type of electronic device, including a phone, and as many times as the student wishes. The purpose of the recorded lecture using Educreations was to free class time for application based activities, such as case studies. In order to ensure that students understood what they read and to help them retain what they heard and learned from the lectures, I implemented activities that encouraged experiential learning.