Part 4: Wakelet certified!

It took me more than 2 days to study and retake the test on Wakelet. While waiting for the badge, I watched YouTube videos of previous AKRI winners, to get some ideas on the presentation of ideas.

Those who are natural presenters with high oratory proficiency, they opt for free-style presentation with minimal media graphics. But some with background in multimedia, they opt for combining recorded videos embedded in the slides, with multimedia graphics.

Me and my team members? We opt for creating a video using a platform that we already know and familiar with. Nothing fancy. As long as the video can deliver the ideas well, nothing else matters. We might add some voice over too.

Part 3: Become a Wakelet superstar!

I had a workshop yesterday. I informed one of the team members who was down with a flu that I will revise again the version that I submitted to her. Even though she was sick, she looked at the latest version and gave her comments. I felt honored that she took a time to review it despite feeling unwell. But both of us agreed that we need to take a step back for while from it and perhaps when we look at it again in another few days, we have a fresher look at the things that we have done so far. At the moment, it feels things are saturated. As if there is nothing more to add but we know that we still have to make certain changes here and there.

I got a message from a senior that I befriended through FB. We had agreed that we are going to have a brainstorming session about action research. She is enthusiastic to conduct the session even though it began at 930pm. To be honest, I was feeling exhausted. But seeing her cheerful face on WebEx, I felt less tired and tried my very best to take notes from the session.

May be an image of 7 people, laptop and screen
I looked so serious while taking notes (tongue in cheek remark!)

This is an opportunity for me to learn something new about action research. Her critical buddies for her action research are prominent figures in teaching and learning. I know both of them even though I have never met them before. She was mentored by these two critical buddies. A final note that she shared in her FB is

When a toxic no longer can control you, they will try to control how others see you. the misinformation will be unfair, but stay above it, trusting that other people will eventually see the truth, just like you did.

A new look? Nay…

It has been a while since the last post. I am in a middle of preparing whatever is needed for whatever award. It is kind of challenging as I need to find whatever evidence needed. It is time consuming and having back to back meetings almost every day is not helping. I do not do work related stuff after maghrib. I am no longer switch on my laptop after working hours and on weekends. I have been doing that for nearly a month and I am so proud of myself that finally, I stick to a new routine that I have set.

So, when I tried to log in to People.utm.my as usual, I found there is a new feature (not the password when we want to log in – that has been quite a while now). Anyway, I need to get used and explore some of the new features. It might not be much but it does matter as a small change can be troublesome if we are not aware of it.

I was greeted by this. Interesting!

COVID-19: Bukan salah penyelia tidak menyelia

Setiap semester, pastinya akan ada pelajar unik yang melaksanakan penyelidikan. Semester ini, ada seorang pelajar yang merancang melakukan penyelidikan kuantitatif dan bab 1 dan 3 yang ditulis menerangkan perancangannya. Akan tetapi, bila diteliti bab 4, muncul dapatan dari data kualitatif yang diperolehi dari temubual. Ajaib!

Bila aku lihat kekerapan dia menghantar bab untuk disemak, hanya dua kali sepanjang satu semester. Aku menyemak kembali peringatan yang aku berikan kepadanya setiap minggu melalui WhatsApp yang amat jarang dibalas. Hanya pada minggu ke 11, baru muncul mesej meminta aku menyemak instrumen kajian yang baru diperbaiki meskipun aku telah menyuruhnya berulang kali untuk membetulkan instrumen tersebut.

Bila aku menyemak kembali log dalam GoogleDrive, aku akan memulangkan kerjanya dalam masa sehari. Sekiranya dia menghantar pembetulan yang minima(setakat membetulkan ejaan), aku akan memberikan komen dalam WhatsApp sahaja. Pada 23 Disember 2021, dia ada menghantar bab yang kononnya ingin disemak tetapi bila aku teliti, ada bahagian yang belum ditulis: kajian rintis. Aku memberitahunya dia perlu melengkapkan bab 3 dengan memasukkan bahagian kajian rintisnya. Dia mengambil masa sebulan untuk menambah bahagian itu sahaja.

Pelajar ini memang unik kerana proses penyeliaannya seperti drama yang penuh misteri yang tiada penghujung. Ada sahaja masalah yang dihadapi. Semua jenis masalah yang aku rasa seorang pelajar akan hadapi, dia menghadapi semua masalah tersebut (sekiranya aku boleh kategorikan tema alasan masalah yang dihadapinya, aku boleh kategorikannya kepada kategori: 1) masalah teknikal, 2) masalah kesihatan, 3) mencari masalah yang sepatutnya dielakkan).

Antara contoh keunikan yang ada padanya ialah: Pada hari sepatutnya dia menghantar RS2 (tesis sarjana) pada 4 Februari 2022, dia melangsungkan perkahwinannya dan laptopnya tidak berfungsi. Dia merupakan pelajar pertama yang memberikan kelonggaran kepada dirinya sendiri untuk menghantar RS2 lewat seminggu (11 Februari 2022). Dalam kepala aku muncul kata-kata dalam iklan Panadol “Anda rasa saya ada masa untuk sakit kepala?”

Kaedah memberi sumbangan

7 Muharram 1442H

Firman Allah SWT:

قُلْ أَنفِقُوا طَوْعًا أَوْ كَرْهًا لَّن يُتَقَبَّلَ مِنكُمْ ۖ إِنَّكُمْ كُنتُمْ قَوْمًا فَاسِقِينَ [التوبة : 53]

Ertinya: “Katakanlah: “Dermakanlah harta kamu sama ada dengan sukarela atau kerana terpaksa, tidak sekali-kali akan diterima daripada kamu, (kerana) sesungguhnya kamu adalah orang-orang yang fasik.” (Surah At-Taubah: 53)

Keterangan Ayat:

1. Sebab turun ayat: Ketika orang munafik ingkar untuk keluar berjihad bersama Rasulullah SAW dan mereka hanya ingin memberi sumbangan harta!

2. Allah SWT tidak akan menerima sumbangan mereka! Sama ada mereka memberikan sumbangan secara sukarela atau terpaksa!

3. Sumbangan mereka tidak diterima kerana mereka adalah orang yang fasik! Mereka tidak beriman dan tidak taat kepada perintah Allah!

Rujukan tafsir: At-Tabari, Al-Qurtubi, Ibn Kathir dll.

Antara Petunjuk Ayat:

1. Tidak semua sumbangan harta diterima oleh Allah! Hanya sumbangan yang cukup syarat sahaja yang diterima!

2. Sumbangan orang munafik tidak diterima oleh Allah! Mereka ragu-ragu kepada agama Allah! Mereka melanggar perintah Allah!

3. Sumbangan harta yang diterima oleh Allah SWT adalah sumbangan yang diberikan dengan keimanan dan keikhlasan!

Kaedah Beramal:

1. Hendaklah kita memberi sumbangan dengan mengikut perintah Allah! Bukan dengan melanggar perintah!

2. Hendaklah kita menjadi orang yang yakin kepada agama Allah dan tidak melanggar perintah Allah!

3. Hendaklah kita memberi sumbangan dengan keimanan dan keikhlasan! Bukan dengan kekufuran dan kefasikan!

Ya Allah jadikanlah kami orang yang memberi sumbangan dengan keimanan dan keikhlasan, terimalah amalan kami. Aamiin.

Using Collaborative Tools and Gamification in my class (2019): SPPP 1012 Educational Psychology

I learned about Gamification back in 2016.  But, I was really struggling back then to learn using online assessment such as Kahoot!, Quizziz and others.   For my class note, I struggle to use Padlet and Prezi.

But, I challenge myself to improve my teaching to incorporate online assessment and also more interactive class notes in my class.  After all, the quiz in Kahoot! or Quizziz has this interactive features that I could not provide if I use paper-and-pencil test.  For my class notes, I find that Prezi has this unique features.  It is almost like a game in itself as students can choose to pick which bubble that they want to uncover first.

https://prezi.com/view/DnN5TNlmRX7BT6bf6hDl/

https://prezi.com/view/px8Vii6KJfpFqKU9xWz9/

https://prezi.com/view/gdcKv7COwW8jkqzPS6aW/

I first came across Kahoot! in my Educational Psychology class from one of the group presentations by my SPPP 1012 Educational Psychology students back in 2016.  Yep.  I learned about Kahoot! from them.  Not long after that, I attended a workshop about gamification.  Only then I learn more about gamification and various types of online assessments.

Since then, I have started to create quizzes using Kahoot! or Quizziz.   Here are some of the quizzes that I use in my class.

https://quizizz.com/admin/quiz/5d1410c8b0e823001a71f757

https://quizizz.com/admin/quiz/5e0047cdd15070001c5c1633

https://quizizz.com/admin/quiz/5e00485b340856001b4aaaa4

Using Collaborative Tools and Gamification in my class (2019): MPPU1024 Research Methodology in Education

I learned about Gamification back in 2016.  But, I was really struggling back then to learn using online assessment such as Kahoot!, Quizziz and others.   For my class note, I struggle to use Padlet and Prezi.

But, I challenge myself to improve my teaching to incorporate online assessment and also more interactive class notes in my class.  After all, the quiz in Kahoot! or Quizziz has this interactive features that I could not provide if I use paper-and-pencil test.  For my class notes, I find that Prezi has this unique features.  It is almost like a game in itself as students can choose to pick which bubble that they want to uncover first.

Here are some of the class notes that I have used several semesters but I only recently converted it into Prezi notes (pssstt… I paid USD60 for Prezi annual fees) to have more choices of interactive settings.

https://prezi.com/view/MewCUO1zkaTuOAC4Vj8e/

https://prezi.com/view/ZRE8sg3UjKGTqmCapW8K/

https://prezi.com/view/Sjku3yezs7TD0vDPjWYq/

Here are some of the quizzes that I have used over several semesters.  There are other quizzes that I set as private because it might relate to certain articles that I use in class.  The ones that I list here are generic version.

For MPPU1024 Research Methodology in Education, here are some of the quizzes that students can take

https://quizizz.com/admin/quiz/5d9d3359160757001dfaea83

https://quizizz.com/admin/quiz/5df090f7efd50d001ce8038a

https://quizizz.com/admin/quiz/5d4a3633d1dd07001b268565

FSSSH Free Meal and Free Market programme 2019

9 December 2019 (Monday).  It was the final day for our Free Meal and Free Market programme for this semester.  It has been 48 weeks since it was launched back in 2016 (errr, not officially launched though :D)  and around 5000 students were benefited with the free meal.  How time flies!

Harian Metro, 10 Disember 2019

But this time around, we ended it with a bang.  Yup.  The newly elected Dean, Prof Zaidatun Tasir invited the press to come and you can know more about our programme HERE.

 

NALI UTM: Sharing session with SKAFREE on 27 November 2019 (Wednesday)

I had a queasy feeling every time I was invited by the group to have a sharing session with them.  I feel like an impostor.  But, I just took my chance to give my best.

So, there were about 20+ academic staff attended this session.  I could see familiar faces.  I have high regards towards these people.   I salute them for having unwavering passion in teaching especially to those who are “otai” with so many years of teaching experience under their belt.  I am supposed to learn from them, not the other way around.

Nevertheless, I shared my experience in using Round Robin in my class.  Apparently, some of them have already used it but they don’t know it is Round Robin.  Indeed.  I learn more from them.

Some of them already left when we took this picture