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 a storyboard?

A storyboard is a document that lays out an elearning video or lesson, so that various stakeholders in the lesson development can see it, examine it, edit it, and implement it.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 21 Oct 2020 under Terms

Screen capture of Google Slides with slide notes visible.

Formatting cell data in spreadsheet part VI: scientific notation

You can format numbers as scientific notation in Calc, Sheets, and Excel. The appearance of scientific notation is constant across the three aforementioned spreadsheet applications: they use E notation, single-digit exponents have leading zeroes, and the coefficients have two-digit decimal places. All three spreadsheet applications also provide ways to change this appearance.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 12 Oct 2020 under Tools

Spreadsheet exponent icon: decoration only

What is correspondence education?

In correspondence education, students receive lessons, instructions, activities, exercises, and quizzes from a teacher or learning institution as modules through the postal system or other means of delivering documents. Students send the expected learning output to their remote instructor, such as essays or answered quizzes, through the same means of delivery.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 04 Oct 2020 under Terms

An open envelope containting three pieces of paper, the one in front explicitly labeled as school work.

How to make your virtual classroom better?

This entry discussed the different tips on how teachers can facilitate virtual classrooms, such as using slide presentations and the different functions of various video conferencing applications.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 26 Sep 2020 under Tips

What is a virtual classroom?

A virtual classroom is an online environment that allows teachers to facilitate teaching and learning, and students to interact with the teacher and with one another.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 20 Sep 2020 under Terms

What is an EPUB book format and what are its features?

EPUB is an ebook format that allows reader to flip the pages sideways, like a real book, and change the page size and reposition the content based on the size of the viewing screen.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 12 Sep 2020 under Terms

A collection of books, like shelves in a library, seen within the screen of a tablet computer.

On Wuhan virus and education: let us make the best use of what we have

The pandemic is a time of difficulties. Some of the benefits and learning that happen in traditional school setting are not readily available in online learning or homeschooling. However, education must go on, and we have to work best with the tools available to us as teachers and as students.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 11 Sep 2020 under Thoughts

Earth with inteconnected bright nodes and a graduation cap surrounded by coronaviruses.

How to do basic audio editing in Captivate?

Adobe Captivate has audio editing functions for audio files within the Captivate file’s library: insert silence; cut, copy, paste, or delete an audio segment; and adjust the volume of an audio segment or the entire audio file.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 29 Aug 2020 under Tools

Captivate edit audio topic icon: a speaker emitting wave with CP inside.

Formatting cell data in spreadsheet part V: fractions

You can format numbers in Calc, Sheets, and Excel as a fraction but it’s usually not the default. In most cases, you need to enter a decimal number, and then format it as a fraction using a Format code made of hashes and a slash.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 22 Aug 2020 under Tools

a sliced cake representing fraction

Formatting cell data in spreadsheet part IV: percentage

Calc, Sheets, and Excel accepts a percentage value as numerical cell data. They are displayed as percentages in both the cell and the Formula bar, and mathematically processed like a decimal number where 100% is equal to one.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 19 Aug 2020 under Tools

Large green icon with percent sign

Instructional design and educational technology for effective learning