IUCEL is an international university carnival on e-learning, organised by the Malaysian e-Learning Council for Public Universities (MEIPTA), in collaboration with the Ministry of Higher Education. In line with the role of IUCEL that is to promote best practices in e-Learning, this annual event provides a platform for researchers and practitioners from all over the country or even abroad to share their innovations and best practices.
Even though I didn't take part in the IIDEL competition unlike in previous years, I still attended this year's event which took place in IIUM as a jury as well as a featured speaker.
It has always been a great experience to see what other researchers had done in their field of areas. AR is still significant I would say, as there were many contestants presented their AR-based materials during the judging session. Apart from that, VR can also be seen in some booths. However, MOOCs still dominated the overall participation - from my quick glance at least.
Fostering Students' Meaningful Learning through A Community of Practice Approach: Make USE of MOOCs - that was the title of my presentation. I wanted it to be a light and easy sharing session. No statistics, no bullets in the slides. Just few stories and examples that are closely related to our daily experiences dealing with members in online communities - be it in MOOCs, or WhatsApp or Telegram.
I also touched a bit on the dimensions of CoP - mutual engagement, joint enterprise and shared repertoire. It wasn't just an 'accessory' to lengthen the presentation but in fact, I considered it as the core segment. Without understanding these dimensions, one can remain as a common, superficial online community.
It was a very short presentation, but I do hope that it may give an impact on the way others see how learning should take place in MOOCs. It shouldn't be in in the form of isolated learning - a student sits individually in front of the computer and go through the modules one by one, take all the quizzes and done. Rather, it should be in a collective form of learning - students should be able to interact with each other, share what they did and seek for help and at the same time help out those in need. Learning should take place in a community-based environment.
The 2 day event was fruitful.
I listened to most of the talk sessions - presented by other experts in the field. It was informative, and made me reflected on my own practice in teaching as well. Well done everybody! I learned a lot from all of you!
This year is my 13th year of service in UKM but the funny things is, I haven't been to our very own Faculty of Health Science, located in Jalan Raja Muda Aziz, Kuala Lumpur until yesterday! Thanks to Dr Ismarulyusda and Prof Rohi, for the invitation ^___^ .. ah yes .. I enjoyed my travel on the monorail too!
One thing for sure, that to have augmented reality materials to work, it has to be associated with at least a good internet connection (if not a strong one). We faced a difficulty to scan the trigger images when we were working in the lab. I could see a frustration in the attendees' faces. Some had to go outside and try again. And the only phone that managed to get the videos through was the one belonged to one of of participants who used Digi line heheh! I am not selling Digi here guys! I was just feeling how lucky she was!
Overall, this group of participants has shown their enthusiasm to explore the use of AR in their teaching. Some had little experience using/scanning the AR materials, but had no actual experience developing one. However, I am grateful and proud that you guys were indeed, fast learners. I am positive that you will be able to re-imagine how to integrate AR in your teaching activities, or even to use it as part of students' assessments. Let them work collaboratively, give them empowerment to choreograph their interpretation of their understanding in their own unique ways. We will never expect what they could actually do!
Taking this opportunity, I wish everybody a success in exploring new ways to enhance students' learning experiences.
Till we meet again!
Here's an example of how a Micro Learning can be used to explain a concept:
In a Padlet below, please share the link to your Micro Learning content (^_____^)
I will be sharing more tips on how to use AR in teaching and learning activities that will help develop students' collaborative skills and creativity. There are a lot of possibilities when you use AR in teaching and learning process. Students will surely experience new, exciting thing when they are first exposed to AR!
If you have time, join me via FB Live! The details on out immersive Nano Workshop can be seen in the poster above.
Many of us may have heard about 'content creation' activities .. but 'content curation' might be something alien. This year I was given a chance again to share something handy at Nano Workshop, in conjunction with K-Novasi 2018 (my heartfelt thanks to Pengajaran UKM!) and this time around I chose to talk about Feedly.
It is an online tool (it comes in mobile apps too) that all of us can gain benefits from. All this while, I myself was more familiar with Storify - another cool content curation tool. Unfortunately I recently learned that this application will no longer be accessible starting from May, 16 :(
I have came across Feedly few months ago and gave it a try. I was amazed upon knowing how easy and practical this tool is. It helps us to reorganize the websites and sources that we frequently refer to and keep them in one place. Users may choose any sources that they want to read later and put the 'read later' label and all the labelled sources will fall under 'Read Later' menu. What a great tool!
And yes, alternatively, users may integrate Feedly with Pocket, another smart app that can be used as a 'read later' site. I have Pocket on my smartphone too, so whenever I am on the go and have much time, I will go to Pocket and start reading the sources that I wanted to. So why don't you give it a try?
Happy curating guys! ^___^
Bismillah .. I shall start this very new year with a Nano Workshop in conjunction with K-Novasi 2018. This time around, I will be sharing tips and related theories and approaches on how to develop students' sense of agency through content curation activities.
See you there!
I have never thought that being an active user of any applications can be this exciting! Thanks to Piktochart for this acknowledgement. But before that, I would like to say my heartfelt thanks to Jacqueline Jensen who initiated our Skype conversation prior to the PiktoTourBangi Event, held on Thursday, 21st September 2017. What a fruitful discussion it was!
I am also thanking all the Piktochart team members (Iris Leung, Marta Olszewska, & Romina Viola, who get me in touch for the preparation of this blog post (the questions were really tricky guys! ^__^) and it was a good write up Iris!
It has been more than 3 years since I started using Piktochart and trust me, it is a worth! If you do not have enough skills in designing visuals, Piktochart has the solution. Ready made templates will help you create your own stuffs in no time. They - people at Piktochart are generously helpful too! And what is more, there are hundreds of useful blog entries that you can refer to!
Thanks again Piktochart! ^___^
Alhamdulillah all praise to Allah The Almighty who gave us a time to gather and experience the process of developing Augmented Reality material! I am truly thankful for your attendance and resilience to be there until the end of the session. Congratulations! You can now claim yourself as AR developers! ^__^ Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any queries!
Semenjak tiga tahun yang lepas saya banyak menggunakan Piktochart untuk menghasilkan bahan misalnya banner atau poster khususnya untuk hebahan bengkel-bengkel e-pembelajaran yang dilaksanakan di bawah e-portfolio Penyelaras Pembelajaran. Piktochart merupakan satu software dalam talian yang boleh digunakan secara percuma atau boleh juga dinaiktaraf kepada versi profesional. Pengguna yang mempunyai akaun profesional memperoleh banyak faedah misalnya setiap projek /bahan yang dihasilkan boleh dimuatturun dalama pelbagai format - PDF, PNG, JPEG malah saiz juga bleh diubahsuai mengikut keperluan. Hal ini tidak diperoleh bagi mereka yang menggunakan akaun versi percuma. Namun, saya kira bagi para pelajar, versi percuma juga sudah memadai. So please do not worry if you can't afford to subscribe a pro version! You can still create good ones!
Saya ingin merakamkan jutaan terima kasih kepada syarikat Piktochart yang telah sudi melantik saya sebagai Campus Embassador dan salah satu tugasnya adalah melaksanakan latihan/kursus pendek tentang Piktochart. ALhamdulillah 21 September 2017 menjadi saksi kepada projek PiktoTourBangi dapat dijalankan dengan sempurna.
Terima kasih buat semua yang telah hadir -pelajar prasiswazah dan sizawah FPend, serta pelajar-pelajar dan pensyarah-pensyarah dari fakulti lain. Terima kasih juga Piktochart kerana memberikan kod percuma untuk menikmati versi profesional selama sebulan buat semua peserta!
Selesai Ramadhan, Syawal pula menjelma. Tugas tetap diteruskan. InshaAllah satu lagi bengkel e-learning akan dijalankan seperti mana berikut:
Setiap peserta akan diberikan lesen Camtasia secara percuma! Seronok tak?
Dibuka kepada semua pensyarah Fakulti Pendidikan UKM :) jemputlah!
Dr. Fariza Khalid
Faculty of Education UKM
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