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?

What is cognitivism?

Cognitivism is a learning theory that emphasizes the mental processes of acquiring and using information. It acknowledges how the mind receive, store, process, and retrieve knowledge.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 10 Jul 2023 under Terms, Theories

A brain in a jar surrounded by gears and computer circuits.

Seven myths about elearning programs

Elearning revolutionizes how people learn, but lingering misformation makes some learners and instructors hesitant to adopt elearning. This entry debunks some of these misconceptions.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 05 Jul 2023 under Theories, Tips

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Using AI image generators to create graphics for your lessons

Use AI image generators to create visual elements for your lessons. Learn about their capabilities, limitations, and the legalities around their use and ownership.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 12 Jun 2023 under Tips, Tools

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AI applications that learning professionals will definitely find useful

AI tools transform how teachers and L&D professionals approach their work. It allows them to write learning content, lesson plans, and quizzes and exercises, and produce images in an instant. Other AI tools help detect AI-generated content, turn scripts into audio speeches, and transcribe recorded lessons.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 27 Mar 2023 under Tips, Tools

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What is a learning record store (LRS)?

A learning record store (LRS) is a system that keeps information from formal and informal learning activities. LRSs collects more precise and subtle information about learners than traditional LMSs.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 20 Mar 2023 under Terms

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Providing relevant feedback in elearning courses

Elearning feedback, whether automated or personalized, is crucial in elearning as it helps learners maximize their online content, identify areas for improvement, retain knowledge, and learn from mistakes.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 12 Mar 2023 under Tips

A learner using a laptop while leaning on a concrete pillar. On the laptop screen is an elearning module showing incorrect feedback for an exam question.

Taxonomies of psychomotor educational objectives

The taxonomies of psychomotor educational objectives are closely associated with and inspired by, although not developed by, Benjamin Bloom or his team. This entry will cover Dave’s taxonomy, Harrow’s taxonomy, and Simpson’s taxonomy.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 04 Mar 2023 under Terms, Theories

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Bloom’s taxonomy of affective educational objectives

The affective domain is the second domain of Bloom’s taxonomy. It comprises five levels that focus on the learners’ attitudes, values, and emotions: receiving, responding, valuing, organization, and internalization. Like, the cognitive domain, each level has verbs associated with it.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 27 Feb 2023 under Terms, Theories

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Bloom’s taxonomy and revised taxonomy of cognitive educational objectives

Bloom’s taxonomy guides educators in developing learning objectives. The six levels of the cognitive domain and their associated verbs help educators create purposeful learning objectives that encourage learners to be creative and think critically.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 25 Feb 2023 under Terms, Theories, Tips

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What is behaviorism?

Behaviorism is a learning theory that emphasizes reinforcement and punishment to encourage or discourage certain behaviors. This theory has been employed in various educational settings, including K-12 and corporate training.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 20 Feb 2023 under Terms, Theories

Instructional design and educational technology for effective learning