Alhamdulillah, despite a long and hectic daily schedule, our ODL team and I managed to spare a little time for our first workshop under ODL Essentials for SMEs Series!
Creating Learning Materials using Screencasting Technique - We picked up this topic as we are aware that many SMEs need to develop their teaching materials. Screencasting is a simple technique that everybody can apply to create video-based learning materials. If you have presentation slides in your laptop folders, it is time to add some value to them! Using the existing slides, you may enhance the interactivity by adding your explanatory video - and I bet students will appreciate it more! And if you want to show the 'how-to' process, especially when using any tools on your machine, the screencast technique will work wonders!
We will continue providing this kind of support to all ODL SMEs. For this first workshop we have about 90 attendees and hoping to have more participants in the future insha-Allah ..
See you when I see you guys! :)
It has been in my planning to create such tutorials but time was always my enemy! Thanks to MCO, when all of us are working from home, I managed to (finally) complete this dream. I had been using Weebly since 6 years ago, started with a small, humbled website right after I finished my PhD study leave. I have never imagined that I would still loyal to this website provider until now - 2020.
What I love about Weebly is the fact that it is user friendly, but at the same time the easiness of it doesn't limit our creativity to do / design our website content and layout. Dragging and dropping elements in Weebly makes it more effective to any users. For those who are beginners in website development, I would definitely recommend using Weebly. And until you are fully convinced with its features, stay with a free account. You may want to upgrade to a pro version once you get used to Weebly and are comfortable with the whole process.
So here I present you my humble tutorials on how to create a website using Weebly - but sorry, the explanation is in Malay language :)
Please drop me a line - should you have any questions!
Everybody's life has been changed due to COVID 19 crisis, which forces us to stay at home and stay safe. In higher institutions, lecturers have to cope with shifting their teaching and learning from face to face to fully online. Is was a sudden decision that everybody has to take, whether they like it or not.
And suddenly, Zoom, Webex, and Google Hangout become so visible, and everybody is trying to cope with it to handle online classes. I think I am lucky enough, as using these online platforms for synchronous meetings or class sessions has started long before the pandemic. Soon after the MCO was announced, I instantly offered online classes via Zoom. I could still remember how chaotic it was for the majority of our faculty members when they learned that all classes have to be conducted online - and they didn't know how to start using it.
Taking it as my responsibility, (I used to be an e-learning coordinator for my beloved faculty), I then created a simple screencasted video to show them how to use Zoom for online class. It was 2300 hr when I finished recording at one go and directly uploaded the video to my YouTube channel - with the only intention, i.e., to help my colleagues and to ensure everybody is not left behind.
Never in my mind that the video would go far. A few days after I posted the video, my niece, who is a teacher in Kemaman, sent me a picture of my Zoom tutorial via WhatsApp - telling me that the video was shared among their teachers' group. I also received information from my master students who saw my video on Zoom being shared by others. My feeling? Far from proud, I was actually feeling grateful that it benefitted more than my primarily targeted audience. Up to this very moment, the video has been viewed more than 5.8K.
Since then, I had my perception changed. It's about how technology can be a blessing if we used it in a proper, reasonable manner. It's about how a sincere work can grant you the satisfaction that no others can give. Since I am still working from home, I started to produce more videos, hoping that it would reach whoever in need.
This very sentimental time at home also gives me a chance to explore and experiment with new things. In my latest video, I used a green screen technique to enhance the video's quality and make it look more interesting. Not bad, I would say heheheh. If not because of the pandemic, I might not have time to explore the potentials of my video editing skills, let alone produce numbers of other tutorials. If not because of the pandemic, I might not have learned about what it takes to be a YouTuber ( I will share what I learned in other entries insha-Allah). Or oh, should I say Edutuber?
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