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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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.
When designing mobile learning, you must consider the limitations of mobile device such as its storage capacity and the means by which it interact with learners.
Mobile learning or m-learning is the use of mobile devices such as tablet computers and smartphones to facilitate learning.
Rapid prototyping is the quick development of a learning product prototype for the purpose of evaluation. It can be a kind of or a substitute to storyboarding as well as an instructional design model.
In your Captivate elearning lessons, you can import external image files as slide backgrounds or repurpose an image already in the library. Slide background images do not count as slide objects, have no timeline bars, and have the same durations as their assigned slides.
Stellarium is also available in Android and Ios for mobile devices. Even though not all functions found in Stellarium for personal computer is available, it is sufficient for stargazing sessions anywhere since it’s easier to carry tablets and mobile phones.
Virtual classes are very useful in time of pandemic. However, another issue lurkes around the corners of the internet that may gatecrash and disturb your virtual or online classrooms, the video conference bombing or more commonly known as zoombombing.
One of the most intellectually stimulating activities in science lessons is the stargazing. Aside from telescope, the other important tool in a stargazing session is the starmap or star chart. Today, starmaps are mostly software programs and I would personally recommend the use of one particular program: Stellarium, a free and open source software star chart.
Part VII of serial post about formatting cell data in spreadsheet applications: LibreOffice Calc, Google Sheets, and Microsoft Excel. This entry is about formatting currency or money. Different accounting conventions for negative numbers are also discussed in this post.
When the basic education switch to online classes, you need to have a different approach in assessing their learning. You have to balance the students’ needs for privacy, ensuring that they are doing honest work, and that you are evaluating the important aspects of their learning.