Explore the use of technology in education through Ititser!

The Ititser is an online journal about the efficient use of technology in education and learning.

The author and webmaster of this website is yours truly, Greten Vicke S. Estella. I have more than five years professional experience as instructional designer both in K-12 education setting and in professonal training.

In its earlier years, Ititser focused on the use of free and open source software (FOSS) programs. The upcoming changes in 2019 will focus on programs that are often used in industry as well as on learning theories. You will notice that I already changed the categories significantly. In the next few months, I will expand the posts to include other programs regardless of their copyright status.

What's new in Ititser?

The role of storytelling in elearning

Storytelling in elearning enhances engagement and memory retention by building emotional connections through characters, imagery, and persuasive language. It also works well with interactive components like branching scenarios and simulations.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 04 Feb 2023 under Tips

Open book on the table with floating letters, a pirate, a tree, a treasure chest, and a ship on it.

Using microlearning to boost learning retention

You can use microlearning materials to boost the learners’ retention and engagement by letting them focus on a small piece of knowledge and providing them with spaced learning and repetition.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 30 Jan 2023 under Tips

Learner browsing microlearning on mobile phone while eating cake at a cafe.

What is microlearning?

Microlearning is a teaching and learning approach that relays small, targeted units of information to achieve specific learning outcomes.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 26 Jan 2023 under Terms

3d graphics of neurons or nerve cells

Why we should not be afraid of AI-written essays

As AI technology advances, the line between human-written and AI-written articles becomes increasingly blurred. Let’s explores the implications of this trend for educators and the ways in which they can adapt their teaching methods to embrace the use of AI.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 21 Jan 2023 under Thoughts

What is constructivist learning theory?

Constructivism is a learning theory and approach in which learners build new knowledge and understanding from ongoing experience and their existing knowledge.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 11 Jan 2023 under Terms, Theories

Pieces of toy blocks forming two towers or buildings, with four pieces scattered.

Using onscreen text to make your elearning better

Onscreen text in elearning modules convey knowledge, guide learners, and enhance the module’s appearance. It should be clear, concise, and accessible to be effective.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 05 Jan 2023 under Tips

Onscreen text displays on a laptop

Working with subject-matter expert in the instructional design process

Subject-matter experts (SMEs) have the expertise of a subject or topic and can provide valuable insights and recommendations for instructional design projects. To ensure a productive and successful collaboration, establish clear expectations, build trust, communicate regularly, set boundaries, and show appreciation to the SME.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 31 Dec 2022 under Tips

SME and members of instructional design team fist bumping above tablets, notebooks, and other tools on the table.

Conduct your webinar or online class effectively

Prepare your environment, use multimedia, encourage interaction, stay organized, use visual aids, keep the lecture concise, and instruct learners on post-learning exercises to make webinars, online classes, and virtual classrooms more engaging.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 30 Dec 2022 under Tips

The same female teacher conducting an online class as seen from the laptop of a learner.

What is adult learning?

Adult learning is the process of education in which adults are the recipients of learning. A very close concept to it is andragogy, the art and science of assisting adults in learning.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 15 Nov 2021 under Terms

Difference between instructional designer and elearning developer

An instructional designer plans the learning module, while an elearning developer implements the plan. While two sets of different education and expertise, it’s becoming common to combine these roles in one employee.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 06 Mar 2021 under Terms

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Instructional design and educational technology for effective learning