First of all, I would like to take this chance to show my gratitude to my lecturer, Dr. Khalid, for teaching me. This is going to be the last reflection I'll make for this course.
Today, we were taught about Microsoft Excel. There were some of us who did not know about Excel, and I was just one of them. All I knew about Excel; it could be used to make tables. That's all! Nothing more. However today, we have been exposed that Excel is capable of doing more than just making tables or charts. You can use Excel to calculate marks. It is simply mindblowing. I have never known that we only need to count certain numbers to have the whole result! That is incredible. For example, you have 40 students. It will be troublesome to count each of your students' marks. However, Excel has made things easy for you. You just need to count of the students marks and with some clicks here and there, now, all the 40 students' marks have been counted. Fantastic!
Overall, I am thankful that we were taught this magic of Excel. I, as a future teacher, think that Microsoft Excel is an application teachers must know. That's all from me. I enjoy Computer in Education Course, although there are many assignments. But, everything benefits us.
That's all from me. Thank you.
Based on our little preparation last week, now, we have done our video. We have gone through the process of editing the video. I have to admit that it is very challenging. Rather than saying, editing video is hard, I won't say it is too difficult. In fact, simple editing is quite easy. However, to match some actions and to add some effects, that is the challenging part.
I was in charge of editing the video, and I used Filmora. Filmora is a great and simple video editor. Everything is provided and easy to be used. However, I faced some problems when half of my work suddenly went missing. And I learnt from my mistake; I should always save my work. Every few minutes, and do not wait until you have finished the whole thing, then only you want to save your work. It won't be helpful if something will happen and cause the application to get stuck. You are going to lose your work.
Regardless of what has happened, I am very delighted that I was given the chance to edit the video, and it was also my first time using Filmora. It is a great experience overall!
For this assignment, I have discovered how important and impactful our video/presentation could be if we make storyboard beforehand. Storyboard, for me, is like a perfect visual draft that helps you to stay in track for your work. Storyboard is a draft, however, with better pictures. It is almost like a script, but in a visual way. I am very excited to know about storyboard. I have planned to make a storyboard for our upcoming recording assignment. However, we have simple scenes, so I am going to stick with script (another kind of storyboard, but in a written form).
Overall, I think, before we make a video, shooting or animation (especially; those who will be using CGI), storyboard is the best draft to make your idea solid. And storyboard really helps you to make your imagination comes alive.
For me, WORD is simple and user-friendly. I was able to insert pictures and words without facing any problems. Beginners too will find it simple. I created my brochure by dividing the horizontal A4 paper into 3 columns. And I started to put my points, facts and interesting pictures that were related to my topic.
Then, I would decide about the font that I was going to use. WORD provides you with various kinds of fonts and you may choose whichever font you would like to use.
After using Publisher, I would like to change my mind about stating that WORD is the easiest. Publisher proves me that it is way easier than WORD. This is because; Publisher has already provided you with templates. You don't have to set columns or whatever it is.
There are many templates which are waiting for you to pick. The templates can be edited and modified according to our preferences. It has also set up the front page, the content page and the back page which is very convenient. You do not have to think much about which page will be the first or second. Everything is 80% done by Microsoft Publisher.
Overall, Publisher is easier than WORD and we can save a lot of time by using Publisher.
After last week activity (creating an online questionnaire in Google Form), this week, we are given a new task to make a report for our findings. As how I have mentioned, I am very thankful because my questionnaire is done in Google Form. Google Form has provided all the data analysis. However, this week, we need to explore another wonderful application by Google, called, Google Doc (Google Document). The features of Google Doc is almost similar to Microsoft Words. Somehow, what makes me enjoy using Google Doc is that; it saves my work for almost every second and every change I made. It is very satisfying because we do not know what will happen to our computer or laptop a few seconds later, right? Another great thing about Google Doc is we can share it with our friends. So, there's no need of meeting or seeing each other just to finish our assignments. We can do it on Google Doc and see everyone's movement in it! I love using Google Doc very much. I am very thankful for joining this course, or else, I might never know about Google Doc at all.
This week, we have been introduced to Google Form. I have never thought that Google Form is a user-friendly application to make online questionnaire. It is very easy to use. The steps are clear and I do not have to refer to any tutorials. Other than that, what I like the most about Google Form; it has provided us the data analysis for everything which is very convenient. I do not have to waste my time, scrutinizing the results of every question I made. Google Form provides the data analysis in two forms. Firstly, in chart form. Secondly, in Spreadsheet. Imagine! How easy life could be. I do not have to make my own data in Excel again because Google Form has provided everything for me. All that I need to do; make a questionnaire and distribute to people. I can even share it with my friends (make my friend as an author as well). Then, wait for them to answer and everything is done! I enjoy using Google Form very much!
Conducting research is very important because as I have learnt (during collecting information) that research is able to prevent hoax or manipulation. This is because; the way and process of conducting research is thoroughly done. There will be a lot of readings, questionings, making hypotheses and etc. For me, research could prove some things to be true or untrue. I also realized that in conducting research, there are steps to be followed. We cannot simply jump to this step and go back to other steps.
Although conducting research might look complicated, the process and the outcome is very useful, not only for ourselves, but for everyone.
Before this, I had never used or applied CASPER principle when I was doing presentation. However, after knowing how a little detail about our presentations would affect the audience, I have started to take this matter seriously. This is because I believe that my audience might be auditory learners and visual learners. If most of them are visual learners, unpleasant or an awkward presentation would definitely make them lose their focus on me very fast.
or known as CASPER will make our presentations to be more precise, understandable and meaningful.
LMS and CMS are two wonderful creations which have made learning to become more compatible. Or I would say; up-to-date. This is because; instructors or lecturers are able to monitor students work anywhere and anytime. Everything is available online. LMS and CMS are being used widely in education, especially for tertiary education in Malaysia.
I feel that the compatibility of learning or completing work through LMS is helping students and I myself. Plus, we are no more wasting papers because we can post everything online! The best one I have used so far is Openlearning and I am ready to explore more.
This is my first time creating Weebly and I am very excited because Weebly has a lot of beautiful designs and themes. Other than that, it is also users-friendly. Everything is there and clear. However, as for me, who isn't really good in Weebly, I need to refer to Youtube and asked my friends. I also have done according to the instructions of creating a few pages; Home, Assignments, My Reflection, About Me.
Next, I was assigned to search about; COMPUTER AS OUR TUTOR, TOOL AND TUTEE.
After reading about it, I realized that we are very dependent towards technology, especially; computer/laptop. Computer can be our tutor, tool and tutee because all the information we need are there, at the tip of our fingers. We just need to connect to the Internet and search for topics that we want in search engine. Then, we can get a lot of information and new knowledge. These are the reasons why computers are very important to us.
Overall, I enjoy my first assignment of exploring Weebly and getting to know how important computer is in our daily lives.