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.
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No to academic freeze. Our society cannot afford a halt in education. Teachers and students can change the way education works using technology. There is inequality in online education but even without the pandemic, there’s always inequality in education.
During these times of COVID-19 pandemic, schools are avoiding traditional classrooms in favor of distance education to prevent the spread of coronaviruses. For areas without electricity or internet access, distance education means printed self-learning modules to be delivered to their homes. To prevent these modules from becoming conduits of virus transmission, disinfect them.
In Adobe Captivate, a checkbox allows you to transform a shape into a button. This shape can function in exactly the same manner as buttons and click boxes, while you can still customize its appearance like any other shape.
Click boxes provide a button-like interaction between the learners and the learning module without it being visible. You can overlay it on top of a static image to make it appear that the learner is clicking a part of that image.
Buttons provide a simple point-and-click interaction between the learners and the learning module. You can configure the appearance of the buttons including how they appear normally, when the mouse pointer hover on them, and when the learner click them.
Distance education is an educational process in which the learning process and the teaching process happen in two different locations. A medium of communication, such as the postal system or the internet, must connect the two processes to make distance education work.
The LMS server latency is the amount of time it takes to transmit data between the elearning module and the LMS server. The longer is the LMS server latency, the more lag the learners encounter as they learn through the elearning module.
Configure the decimal digit settings and thousand separator symbols in Calc, Excel, and Sheets using a combination of hash and zeroes in the custom number format.
Scaffolding is a teaching method that helps learners to work on certain exercises that they otherwise cannot complete without it. Scaffolding is meant to be remove eventually as the learner gains mastery of the lesson. In elearning, some of the common scaffolding techniques are hints, tips, and clues that are accessible through hint buttons, characters, and other user interface elements.
Part II of serial post about formatting cell data in spreadsheet programs Calc, Excel, and Sheets. This entry is about formatting numerical data to restrict the number of digits in both sides of the decimal separator leading to the occasional use of leading and trailing zeroes.