Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Online Courseware Development

I used to buy a thousand ringgit worth of multimedia courseware and I still use it in my lessons. Does it worth every penny I paid? Yes and No. Yes because my mother bought me the same courseware back in 1990 (VHS, baby), so I kindda have some emotional connection to that courseware. No because the enhanced and extended version that it offers compared to what I once had, was terrible. Now that we have broadband, Streamyx and stuffs, I want to download worksheets, share ideas with educators alike across the globe. But what I have is this 20 DVDs with books.

Liking the idea of an online courseware (suggested by our lecturer), I was hoping that I can develop one for Primary Art Education. I'm pretty much feel sorry for primary pupils, because some teachers are unable to see the importance of Art Education for pupils creativity.
You'd be blown away by Sir Ken Robinson's lecture.

Inspiring, isn't it?

As for my Online Courseware Development Project, I've link a file to my presentation slides that includes the syllabus for Pendidikan Seni Visual Tahun 4.
This courseware is a learning courseware (that means that it is for students) to learn the principles of art by playing online games...yes, games. Then, they can post pictures of their artwork, be one of the Sahabat Rimba members via Facebook, Friendster and Twitter, and get to know local artists such as Yusof Gajah, Awang Fadillah, Emilia Yusof and many more.

'Menu Utama' page. 'Jom, buat!' page. 'Splash screen' page.

These are examples of the interface in the courseware. The 'Menu Utama' page displays the main menu of the courseware. The button will animate when selected. The 'Jom, buat!' page is where students play online games.This page in particular, students will have to select on the character that shows emphasis. Hints are provided.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Long Vacation

Assalaamualaikum and Selamat Hari Raya! Welcome back after the so called longggg vacation. I ate too much, but didn't gain a pound haha and work came right after me. I think I've got time management issues this semester which I hope will be over soon. I read journals and research on educational games and I played games to try some of the games out and I have planned an 'educational games tournament' between classes in my school. Well there's only 6 classes so..its easier to plan and arrange the tournament. Of course students are really drawn to this. This week is the first round of the tournament. I use 'Chuzzle' for Level 1 students and Oberon's 'DreamDay First Home' for Level 2.

So there's a slight chance that I play games too much throughout these weeks. hehe
I'm working on the development of an Art Education online learning courseware. It takes more time than I thought. See you guys in a few days.

Gambate kudasai!

Friday, September 11, 2009

My presentation slides on future classroom.

More educational games

Hehe more games for you and your students!


Educational Games

I've been using online games to enhance my English lesson for primary 1 pupils.
My students are really interested in the lesson. What we lack of today is, the opportunity for the students to apply what they really the classroom.

This is just a link that shares the same interest as mine.
P/S: I am not a hard core gamer, but I play online games just for the educational sake. :)

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Example of a Texas School

Future Classroom

How did you learn? For all that we can remember, there has not been any much of a difference. Learners still have to go to a specific building, using the same educational architecture and system. Meaning that the architectural design of a classroom where the process of teaching and learning happens is just about the same as the Sumerian era and the system is examination based, at the end learners have to sit for an examination to measure their competency and to determine their future.

Please click on the link below to view the article.