For this week 7 lecture, we learnt new things about Augmented Reality with our tutor Dr. Fariza Khalid. To be honest, I do not know what is Augmented Reality. So, I'm glad that we learnt it in the lecture. So, what is Augmented Reality? Augmented reality is the technology that expands our physical world, adding layers of digital information onto it. Different from Virtual Reality (VR), AR does not create the whole artificial environments to replace real with a virtual one. AR appears in direct view of an existing environment and adds sounds, videos, graphics to it. A view of the physical real-world environment with superimposed computer-generated images, thus changing the perception of reality, is the AR. Augmented reality (AR) is one of the biggest technology trends right now. AR need to accesses the camera and uses it to detect such as which character you are coloring in the games or book apps, and uses software to re-create the character in 3D character on the screen. One of the most popular ways AR has infiltrated everyday life is through mobile games. In 2016, the AR game such as "Pokémon Go" became a famous game worldwide, with over 100 million estimated users.
Then, AR Technology has made its way to classroom, it seems that it can increasing the engaging and interactive elements in students. One of the simplest way to use AR in education is its introduction in the traditional classroom. Supporting textbook materials with AR examples adds another dimension to the learning process, a process that will become an innovative practical illustrations of complicated concepts. Here’s a simple example of how AR could be utilized in the classroom. By scanning the covers of textbooks, students get a short description of what they re learning. Thus, smarter choices can be made about the selection of learning materials that will be most suited to the task at hand. Augmented reality can make the educational experience be more fun for a young and restless group of people who have gotten used to visual stimulation and interactivity. Students now can explore the lessons and the concepts that they need to review and they can go through the AR demonstration at their own. To sum up this new exciting lesson, teachers could start providing their students with AR-enabled lecture in classroom as it can influence students to explore educational content in real, amazing, interesting and fun.
This week class was held by Dr. Nor Hafizah. We learn about what is gamification. We all are really common to things that we called as a game. Most of us spend more time playing with many types of games. Teenage and kids especially spend more of their leisure time playing with games rather than scrolling their social media or doing other things. Myself also play games during leisure time. I love playing playstation 4 and my favourite game was FIFA. The definition of gamification was a process for integrating game mechanics into something that already exists to motivate participation, engagement and loyalty.
Gamification introduces game design elements to become non-game applications to make them more fun and exciting. It use many elements such as competition, points, achievement, rules of play, status and self-expression to encourage actions through positive feedback. Therefore, we like people better if we're played a game with them because by using that we can have bond and built trust and contrary popular thinking. Games are extremely productive indeed.
Gamification in learning was famous nowadays. In today's generation, gamification has become on of a popular ways to encourage certain behaviour and increase self motivation. To obtain the benefits from gamification, games being allowed to do what games do best, while other teaching to support those lessons. Teachers use the ways of games to influence students' interest and to help students learn the materials in classroom instead of giving lectures in traditional ways that can give bored to students. As a result, teachers use role playing, adapting classic television and many more in classroom.
Tutorial class as usual with Dr. Fariza, we learnt about image authenticity,she teach us how to link URL at the side bar and put in our weebly. Those things that Dr Fariza delivered is the used to give the information on your website as easier viewers click it. Other than that, we also learnt about the various kind of graphic video and animation such as powtoon where we use it to create real animation. Other than that, we also learnt about the skills that needed in shooting a video where how to zoom in and out the objects, how to find the perfect angle and how to focus the object to make the video that we shoot is more interesting and amazing. Lastly, we got a group task that need us to create a short 5 minute video.
In our tutorial class, there was no class that being held but there was only an online classes. We are being asked by Dr. Fariza to do our own curriculum vitae (CV). Honestly, I never do anything such as CV before. The positive part was it was a very great and exciting new knowledge while I am doing my own CV but the worse part is it was too hard for me. But, luckily my classmates help me doing my CV and now I know how to do it. My feedback after I settled my CV was the curriculum vitae is important because for me only ourselves know how good we are. Honestly, it was really great for me personally.
But before I forgot, during my lecture session that was held also on the same week, we learn new things about Graphic and Multimedia. Honestly, I do not know any single things about graphic or media so I was quite sleepy during that moment. The things that I still remember that being taught during the lecture session was about the elements and the principles in designing. There was 5 important elements in designing that is text, audio, video, graphic and also animation. Whereas principles in designing consists contrasts, repetition, alignment and also proximity.
In that lecture, I learn that choosing of background color plays big role in designing. Monochromatic are more suitable for background. Then, color that analogous always stay side by side for supporting details in which it highlights the explanation of the title while complementary is focusing on contrast colors that can be used to stress out the headline or any important information.
The right way in designing can attract the focus of the audience to see and also to hear what we are presenting.
In week 4, this class has been conducted by Dr Khalid. We have been taught about e-learning and also m-learning. Dr Khalid told us that e-learning basically a learning that used things such as internet, WIFI or else other medium. Meanwhile, m-learning was a learning that being conducted using mobile phones or other tools that easy to be carry away. Both type of learning give a lot of benefits for students and also educators in order to gaining knowledge. It is because while gaining knowledge, they also can improve their skills using all these types of medium. They can learn anytime or anywhere they want because there are no limit in search for education tools using this platform. So, learning can be done easily without any doubt. Beside that, students can get many advantages by using this both platform as learning medium because they can gain information easily, share their opinion with others, do direct communication with their teacher or friends.
Myself as a future teacher must be exposed to this kind of learning tools and I must use to it. It is because in this new era of technology, student are no longer need their teacher for gain information because they can gain it directly. So I need to prepare myself with more knowledge about all this things so that I am still relevant for them.
On this day, it was the first tutorial class for Innovation and Technology for Teaching and Learning. This exciting class has been handle by the inspiring and great lecturer who is Dr. Fariza Khalid.
To be honest, I really hate something that need me to do anything by using technology especially assignments. But, after Dr. Fariza start the tutorial class suddenly it changes my thought about this subject. Dr told us that technology are something that we need to refer while teaching one day. So, she teach us how to create website called Weebly.
Weebly is a new platform for me. So its quite hard foe me to adapt with it in order to complete my assignments. But, Dr with her passionate teach me how to deal with it. Yup maybe I can handle it so far but it still hard for me. I am pretty sure I can adapt with it but it takes time.
Last but not least, I hope that my new knowledge about create blog using this weebly can be use in my future teaching.