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?
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.
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.
Microlearning is a teaching and learning approach that relays small, targeted units of information to achieve specific learning outcomes.
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.
Constructivism is a learning theory and approach in which learners build new knowledge and understanding from ongoing experience and their existing knowledge.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.