Welcome to the new Blueroom. To make it work, your help is needed. It is what you make of it!
With the Blueroom, we have created a new platform that allows you to share resources and have discussions. Whether this is useful will depend entirely on you!
As we all know, the usefulness of a community site stands or falls with the content: as long as there is nothing here, it’s a waste of space, and then people don’t come back, and then there’s nothing here. The typical vicious circle.
On the other hand, if people post resources and have interesting discussions, then other instructors might come back, add more interesting questions and discussions, etc. Over the next few weeks or months we will see whether we can lift this off the ground to reach critical mass to make this an interesting site.
Whether this will be an interesting site depends on you. Don’t wait for ‘the others’ to start a discussion, or to post something - just do it. There is no ‘them’, there is only ‘us’.
The resource model on this site is based on a wiki editing model: Resources are not owned by their creator, they are owned by the community. Once a resource is there, anyone can edit it. So please do! If you see something where you can make an improvement — do it! Fix an error, add an improvement, add a comment or some feedback, make translations — whatever you can do.
Also, if you have your own BlueJ teaching material — exercises, slides, project ideas, anything — please post them here. Others will be grateful.
So, let’s see whether we can manage together to create some interesting content and make this site useful to us as a teaching community.
Again, welcome, and please do participate!