Assalamualaikum and Hello folks.. 😀
Last week’s class was interesting and fun, as always, we had three different session with three different lecturer/facilitator who were Pn. Hazrati, Pn. Aidah and also En.Hilmi.
The first session was about the CASPER technique that has to be used and applied in making powerpoint slides. To be honest, I don’t really know that there are techniques in making slides because normally I just do it like I want it to be, colourful, not to much words and stuff. Just like below :
These are the techniques that had been taught by Pn. Hazriati :
The CASPER technique ;
C- Contrast ( in contrasting, you need to be able to make a differentiation about the different details)
A- Alignment ( whether it is symmetrical or assymetrical balace)
S- Simplicity (avoid using to complex graphic, but make sure simple is actually attractive)
P- Proximity ( the distance between the elements, the text,graphic)
E- Emphasis ( the emphasis on the important elements)
R- Repetition ( the way you convey your message, but not that much as it may be boring)
I really learn a lot in how to improve in making slides so that the message will be much more clearer.
Next session, was with Pn.Aidah, she taught us Information Literacy, she seems so confident in what she is talking about, and I liked that so much. She has the aura of making people listening to her when she is talking in front of the class. In fact, we can see how well prepared she was because she includes lots of reference in her session, just to make us understand it much more clearly. There are some topics that will surely come out during the exams, the references can be used as a guide to kind of cover the lecture given.
Information Literacy is the ability to identify what information is needed, understand how the information is organized, identify the best sources of information for a given need, locate those sources, evaluate the sources critically, and share that information. It is the knowledge of commonly used research techniques. Information literacy skills are used for academic purposes, such as research papers and group presentations. They’re used on the job—the ability to find, evaluate, use and share information is an essential skill. Consumer decisions, such as which car or vacuum cleaner to purchase, are critical. You’ll also use these skills by participating fully in a democratic society as an informed citizen by understanding issues and voting. Information literacy is critically important because we are surrounded by a growing ocean of information in all formats. Not all information is created equal: some is authoritative, current, reliable, but some is biased, out of date, misleading, false. The amount of information available is going to keep increasing. The types of technology used to access, manipulate, and create information will likewise expand. (http://www.webs.uidaho.edu/info_literacy/)
At first, I was a bit lost, because I dont really know what is it all about, but after the explanation given by Pn. Aidah, Alhamdulillah, I manage to understand. 😀
And the last session was with En. Hilmi, and it was on Adobe Premiere. 😀 Unfortunately, there were only few computers that can really access this adobe thingy, my computer can’t, so I shared computers with my lovely groupmates. 🙂
Adobe premiere was about editing video which is different than windows movie maker BUT very hard okay. -_-”
It takes time to master the steps to edit video, and get familiar with the settings.
Learning is always fun, exciting, but its a process, therefore, it needs to be practiced in order to apply them easily in the future. Next week will be the second last week of this semester, and I am feeling nervous because of the video that we will present it in front of the dean I guess? I’m hoping that next week will be a week full of joy after working for so long, and I want everything to go well, eventhough the presentation will be on the final week, but, you know, when you have a week full of presentation right from the beginning of the week till the end? Its hard. In fact, really hard, but Allah knows that we can do this together, if not, we will not be tested like this. This is one of the challenge that we need to face as a student. This is only the beginning, tonnes of unpredictable things could happen in the future. We are TESL, we’ll do fine. Absolutely fine. 😀
Thank You Pn. Hazriati, Pn. Aidah and En. Hilmi for the guide 😀 and Ummi, you’re the best… 😀
Thank You So Much.. 😀
May Peace Be Upon You.. 😉