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WEEK 5: WEBBLOG

Published 30/03/2012 by Aqila Qira-chan

Assalamualaikum and konnichiwa! m(-__-)m*bow Hope you have a wonderful day. Like a dash of light, it’s already week 5…I felt that we’ve done a lot yet our production of the video haven’t started. This weeks reflection will reflect on last week’s class! Last weeks’ class was extremely fun! I really enjoy the cooperative work and all the hands-on activities. We did paper prototyping technique to design our blog. Anyway, class started with misunderstanding which no one was to be blame. Luckily Luqman, Peng and I have discussion about another class so we decided to do work at the Makmal 1 and came early.

Since my Arabic class was cancel, I manage to get to class early. (^_^) Anyway, class was with Encik Helmi. As we entered the class, there’s already materials on the table which already gave the impression that this week’s class will be exciting. All the color paper and boards as well as the marker really excite us and make us anticipated the class. As usual, it all started with lecture on web design where the model is almost the same as last week’s model on making story board. The only difference is instead of sketch, we use the phase of Paper Prototyping. The lecture was very interesting as well although it is not very long. Just like ASSURE model that we learn in Pn. Hazrati’s class, this is another technique of of ISD but I prefer this one as it is easier to use.

Then we precede to the activities which is the Paper Prototyping technique . Of course it’s basically a planning process. Like the saying, “Fail to plan means plan to fail”. This steps really an essential technique in designing weblog. First of all, the example he gave us…too complicated. What’s with the sketch of girl and the holiday website? I thought in our prototype activity, we have to do all that…the content includes as well as all the information. He probably should bring the real thing ( that we can touch and see) as example so that we get a clearer picture. After a while I understand he actually just want the how the blog will look like roughly. It’s still complicated though after that. What I meant is, it’s easy to plan what we want our website to look like but to make it happen, I don’t think we have the skill to make our website as cool as that. At first we are all confuse of what to do because En. Hilmi said there’s a lot of things we need to finish. We don’t know on what to start so I as the group leader gave out instruction by dividing work. One to do business card, one to do content and storyboard and some would do the website. However we actually misunderstood. Instead of doing the things, we are supposed to do the website causing us to start late and still confuse. Reference from other group and guidance from the lecturers really help us to work on time. Though, out of all the 5 steps, we FOCUS primarily on the website interface layout and the design. We didn’t even have time to discuss on the customers’s concern….Apparently, we finished the job by working as a group.

The result, is very…how should I say…DISASTEROUS. We had the idea but when we paste it, it didn’t turn out like we wanted to. I’m still very proud of my group members though. I guess if we have more time, w’ll make it more organized and beautiful. Then we present our ideas to the whole class. It is so funny yet embarassing as we’re the only group with the ROUGHEST and SCATTERED design of all. haha.

It was a fun activity and I think if we could do it often in class, this class will be very interesting! I enjoy drawing, writing, cutting and pasting and share of ideas. Since I work well with the group, there’s no group problem. It’s just that since it’s not such a complex activities, not all work are divided evenly. I also manage to update the group blog with some pictures and video of our discussion for the video production this week. That’s all for today~!!!

WEEK 4:PRE-PRODUCTION

Published 20/03/2012 by Aqila Qira-chan

Konnichiwa and Assalamualaikum!

How are you? I hope we all have a great day awaiting for us today! This week post won’t be very long as some of the reflection on the video is updated on the company’s blog.

Week 4 class is mostly on the recap of last week class but this time I am perfectly clear about the topic. We’ll talk about that afterward. First, let’s talk about Madam Hazrati’s class which I find it very difficult to understand the content. Though, it’s not the lecturer’s fault. My Arabic class finished quite late so we had to rush to class. By the time we arrived, the lesson has started…All the rushing makes me take some time to be settle down thus I ended up clueless when we arrived at certain point. No worries…I’ll just read back the slide she gave us since it’s theory. I’m sure as I review it later, I’ll understand it.

Mr.Helmi’s class was easier to understand as he aid it with the powerpoint slides. I’ve read his blog before so, I’m clear about his explanation. Miss Hazrati’s example of storyboard also help me to get a clearer picture of what the storyboard will look like. Mr. Helmi also answer my question as detailed as possible, so I have no problem comprehending what we should do.

The end of the class, we consult Pn. Hazrati’s on our problem regarding the equipment and she adviced us to try watching globe trekker as one of the solution to our problem. Watching Ian Wright’s Globe Trekker gave us a brief idea on what we have to do for the storyboard as well as the video. Thanks Pn. Hazrati. Through discussion at the end of class, we came up with a few ideas for our production which I have updated on our company’s group. I really like how Dr. gave us time to discuss in class as we rarely have time outside class to meet.

 

I guess that’s all for today.

 

WEEK 3: MOBILE BLOGGING

Published 15/03/2012 by Aqila Qira-chan

Moshi2 n Assalamualaikum~!!!!

For week 3, we have learnt a very interesting topic which enjoyed very much titled, ‘mobile blog’. For this class we have been exposed to the usage of ipad and I’ve got to try it as well as some of my friends.

As much as I enjoyed the class, I would say, I don’t really understand the class’s content. I can’t understand much of what the lecturer was trying to say about mobile blogging…I very much get the point on what mobile blogging is. I think if he explained it in BM he would be more comfortable and it would probably make me easier to understand. The blog that he suggested for us to look through is also interesting. I manage to read something and I gain some insight about the technique on video recording.

Dr. Rosseni however managed to explain it back very well and I somehow understand it better. We then break into group. Thank god, I manage to be in the group of people that I really am comfortable working with. We’ve been having quite a hard time choosing a topic but we finally manage to agree on one topic, “100 a day at Putrajaya”. We’ve also chose the board of director/ post that all of us agreed upon. You’re looking at the art director and the blog main admin. I love this kind of work.

Again, as much as I love this class since I got the opportunity to try the Ipad (the lecturer did a great job demonstrating on how to use the Ipad), I don’t really like using mobile blogging. First I don’t own any mobile blogging equipment. Second: I prefer using normal PC blogging and even the video uploading through mobile. I know we need to change for better, but still I prefer the PC blogging/video uploading. More shocking news, after this we need to do some vlogging!!!! I’m embarrassed. I tried it once but it turn out so funny. Though, I’ll try it this time with script so I don’t stutter or turn red….

I’ve finished the company blog!!!!! Here’s the link~ http://foodspaqlhunt3r.wordpress.com/

I guess that’s all for today~!!!

Jaa~!!!

WEEK 2: SYSTEMATIC PLANNING IN THE USE OF MEDIA AND EVALUATION

Published 02/03/2012 by Aqila Qira-chan

Moshi Moshi~

Greeting~

Another update for this week blog and today’s update will be on today’s topic that we learn with Puan Hazrati titled: Systematic Planning in the Use of Media and Evaluation. As a recap from today’s class, INSTRUCTION is an arrangement of collection of data to produce an effective learning. In other words, it is like a data of content that we want to teach. In order to deliver this data, we need INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN (another important term) which is the systematic process to design. develop, implement and evaluate our instruction. For example in this class we use wordpress as an instructional design.

Instructional design includes determining students needs, determining objectives, developing evaluation procedure, designing and choosing delivery strategy, employing instruction system and evaluating overall system. We’re also introduced to a few types of models of Instructional design like Dick and Carey and ADDIE but the major one is the one we lean deeply which is ASSURE MODEL.

A – Analyze learner

S – State objective

S – Select media or materials

U – Utilize Media and Material

R – Require learner’s participation

E – Evaluate and Revise

Our exercise for today is to create our own sentence for objective based on the ASSURE model. Mine is:

Class 1A will be able to  write 5 sentence using at least a verb with 100% sentence accuracy.

It was interesting perhaps as we learn many things today like the rules and exception and types of learners. Can’t wait for next week’s class. Until then~