Last updated on September 8th, 2021 at 10:51 pm
As apart of our mission to provide you with quality elearning materials, we’ve partnered with VIRCLOM Enterprises to bring you a unique interactive learning experience.
Virclom Enterprises have pioneered a novel methodology for developing and presenting educational lectures and tutorials.
Their primary goal is to use innovative educational technologies to improve the way students learn and retain information.
Over the past 5 years they have been in the process of developing a unique concept to automatically distribute lectures onto learning management systems and also add interactive content to lectures.
In 2016 their development was completed and a patent was submitted to the US Patent Office for full intellectual property rights for our process.
Founder and President, Shawn Barker was raised in Nassau, is a Physicist by trade and have lectured Mathematics and Physics at Langston University. He has developed BGCSE Mathematics core and advanced course work material.
Although his video lectures are recorded, students can answer the teachers’ questions and get immediate feedback directly on the video lecture.
This is certainly a unique and cool feature.
And we’re happy to announce that we’ve integrated this methodology in our online BGCSE Mathematics course.
You can sample our BGCSE Mathematics classes here;
As a special gift from VIRCLOM and ourselves, we’ve created a free BGCSE Mathematics Questions and Answers Workbook. It includes over 90 pages of questions and answers from topics on the Ministry of Education Mathematics syllabus. To learn more about this or to download it, use the link here;
Here’s what Shawn has to say about his new technology,
“Our process involves recording a digital lecture created with a whiteboard or tablet then distributing that lecture onto a learning management system where students can review the lecture at any time.
The uniqueness of this process is that students now have the ability to go back and review their teachers’ lectures so that they may fully understand the content.
Why is this method important to the student one may ask?
Let’s consider the ways in which we become proficient at learning processes. The most fundamental process in learning is repeating steps and procedures over and over again, this is how we become experts at what we do.
Therefore if we expect students to become proficient at learning we must have a process for the student to continuously review material to help them to retain information.
The lecture delivery system that we have developed accomplishes that goal.
We now live in a digital age where technology is moving at the speed of light and our educational system needs to move at the same speed as technology.
We must have mechanisms in place to help students learn easier and we must take advantage of their technology IQ and integrate that into our educational system.
I personally have used technology in the classroom as a mathematics instructor and a grant program manager at Langston University in Langston Oklahoma.
Educational technology integrated into the classroom with a support mechanism works and below are some of my former students who had success using this system.
Derek Blyth–Ph.D. Statistics Iowa State University
Steven Harris-Ph.D. Biochemistry University of Oklahoma
Kendra Van-Ph.D. Biochemistry Vanderbilt University
Karole Blyth-Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry University of Texas at Austin
Tomica Blocker– Ph.D. Zoology Oklahoma State University/ M.D. University of Kansas at Wichita
Leethaniel Brumfield–Ph.D. Environmental Engineering North Carolina State University
Felicia Ekpo–M.D. Oklahoma State University
Charles Loftis—Doctor of Physical Therapy Langston University
Shabree Nichols–M.D. North Eastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry
Marshal Bailey–M.D. Meharry Medical College
Sheree Booker-Pharm.D. Hampton University
Each of these students was first generation Black college students that came from disadvantaged socio-economical backgrounds.
They had week fundamental mathematical and scientific knowledge but had the desire to achieve. The achievements above show that with the proper implementation and a support mechanism students can learn, achieve and be successful at whatever their heart desires.
It is my desire to bring this methodology to help the Bahamian students achieve and be successful so that they may realized their full God given potential.
I firmly believe that if we develop a culture of learning and innovation within 10 years from now our students can potentially create new industries for our Country by using technology.
Our world is dependent upon web applications many aspects of business and commerce integrate web technologies into their businesses.
Why can’t our Bahamian youth contribute to the development of this booming technology industries?
The answer is that we can contribute to and create new industries for our Nation. We just need to start developing the minds of our youth with mathematical and scientific foundational knowledge and shaping them to think about technology.
Once the educational foundation is set then inspiration will flow into their hearts and development will take place.
The results will be that The Bahamas will become the Mecca for technology talent just like India is for computer science. This is my vision for our Country.
How do we achieve this vision?
We first must help our students learn at the core foundational level with the use of recorded lectures, uploaded onto a learning management system for repeated reviewing.
I have created multiple interactive BGSCE lectures in mathematics and science that our students can use.
Once we see that students are benefiting from the use of these lectures then we need to implement this process into the classrooms for teachers to use. “