Online Teaching at Home starting 1st April 2020

I started my online class on 1st April. What I did in my class was (1) I recorded the video and then uploaded all the videos in Edpuzzle and also in e-learning. (2) I asked a few questions in the videos to make sure students understand what they learned in the video and also to make sure they focused during listening to the videos. (3) If the students have any questions regarding the topics, I suggested them to ask via WhatsApp. (4) Then, to evaluate their understanding, I asked the students to answers other examples, past year final exam and send their answers in Forum via e-learning. (5) Last, I took their attendances after they completed watched the video 100% (check via Edpuzzle) and submit the exercises given.

Group discussion in class

Constructivism learning theory is one of the most important learning theories to build students’ cooperation and collaboration. This method guides the student to become active in class and of course, all students will participate. This method also can improve student’s motivation, teamwork, and communication skills. From my previous teaching, I have applied collaborative and cooperative learning by creating group discussions and group assignments among the students in class and also outside class. I formed them into small groups of 5 or 6 persons and asked them to discuss the questions. From this strategy, I can observe the mastery in their group. I also can inspire them to talk. This group discussion gave a good impact on students but not all members master that particular topic. The outcome that I gained is, the students can get many ideas between them. Each person and each group have their own idea and answers. The students can share strengths and also develop their skills. After they got the answer, I discussed with them the correct answer.

Checklist for Course File UTM

1. Appointment Letter and/ or Timetable
2. Memo/Minutes Meeting on T & L (optional)
3. Course Assessment Report (CARS (from each section) and CASR (summary)) & EOC (end-of-course) Survey &CQI
4 Indirect assessment (e.g ePPP/Students’ feedback/ Exit survey / Industry report form)
1 Course Information (including CLO vs PLO Mapping & Weekly Lecture Plan)
1 Lecture Notes
2 Teaching activities (e.g : PBL /MOOCs/Project/ Lab)
1 Samples of Task / Assignments/Homework/Quizzes / Test

(1 from each category*)

2 Sample of Marking Scheme / Rubrics/ Students Progress Assesment
3 Table of specification for Final Exam
4 Sample Final Exam Transcripts (3 from each category (low, moderate, high achievers)
5 Final Exam Question and Marking Scheme

Active learning – Chalk talk

One of the effective active learning techniques that I used in class is chalk talk. I will pass a marker to my students and they will try to answer the questions.

It is good to train them in how to learn a written communication skill.

Hari terakhir pengisian markah ELPPT

31 Disember 2019 adalah hari terakhir untuk pengisian markah elppt. Pastikan semak terlebih dahulu setiap perkara yang diisi sebelum dihantar untuk dinilai.

Good luck everyone!

Active learning: Think Pair Share

In my lecture, the cognitivism learning theory is very important. I want to train my students to use thinking to learn. The active learning that I applied in my previous lecture is think-pair-share. I post one question to my students and ask them to think themselves, then share with their partner, and lastly, share with the whole class. This strategy is employed to help the students understand, recall and retain the concept of the topics. This strategy also can develop critical thinking and cooperation among the students.

Steps on how to do Think-Pair-Share in class.

Soul of academia (BC4DCP Program)

The issue discussed in Module 16, BC4DCP program was regarding the importance of having a soul in academia. The soul of academia is about something that we cannot measure. It comes from our hearts and spirit. The soul of academia is very important in order to get a good and quality achievement. All the staff in academia should have a good soul in doing their works to produce the best performance for the institution.

As an academic staff, I plan to soar high in academia and yet never losing my footing/ground firmly anchored on my soul of academia by having four principles in my life as an academic staff which is honesty, persevere, sincerity and responsibility. For this reason, these four principles will motivate me to be a good worker and a good educator in academia with a good soul although I am at the high level of academia in any track whether in teaching, research, service, or leadership. To be honest, in my work, I have to set my clear goals and guidelines so that my work always in line with honesty without hoping for benefits from others.

From the principle of persevering, I shall keep myself to be diligent in work and always doing good works to succeed. I have to commit to my work. Successful people always committed to their work. Sincerity is one of the most important principles in my life as an academic staff. Sincere workers and educators do not hope for benefits or rewards and as Muslim people, we just hope for a blessing from Allah. Thus, our works become more meaningful. The last principle that I keep in my mind is responsibility. This principle of responsibility also plays a significant role for me to still sustain on my soul of academia. Doing a job with responsibility will come out with the best results and give a high impact to other peoples and institutions. This principle can help me to do the best in my job, satisfy my work, be a professional, and becomes a dedicated worker and educator. As an educator, I shall give value to others, not a content delivery, and educate others to be better. Lastly, I always plan to do quality work in all aspects, love what I do, and love my job.

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