Greetings! Hello everyone. This is my reflection for week 5.
This week, Its Dr Fariza’s turn to give a lecture. Todays lecture, she is talking about Traditional Media. First of all, I don’t think that this topic need to be discussed in classroom nowadays especially at this Educational Technology course. But then, Dr Fariza told us that sometimes, things that from past can be used in the classroom especially when you are posted in the rural area school. The student may be not familiar or even does not know how to use a computer and latest technologies. This is because, there are places that do not have electricity and other facilities. So, as a teacher, we must be creative and innovative in choosing a materials and media to used in the classroom.
There are few types of media such as printed materials, free materials and display surfaces. All this media have their own advantages and limitations. So, the teacher need to choose the suitable one regarding to the environment and the student needs.
After Dr Fariza giving her lecture, we need to sit back with our own group and do some discussion about HOW and WHEN do we use the media that she give us. For my group, we need to discuss about LCD Projector. We have to do it in google presentation and post it on MOOC. Lastly, we need to present our findings in front of everyone.
As my own group, I think that we get a common media that been used in most of the classroom and schools nowadays. So, we don’t really have to discuss more about it. But, when we present it, there still lack of some information. Plus, I think everyone in the group should be presented it together. This is because, it will only be fair if everyone talking in front of the classroom.
About the usage of the LCD Projector in the classroom, I do think it is suitable for a large classroom so that everyone can see the notes or whatever that their teacher show in front of the classroom. Furthermore, it is good for a presentation purposes for both student and teachers. For example, if we need to present our assignment, we as a student can add some animation in our presentation so it can be more interesting and people will be more attracted so it will never be bored.
But REMEMBER, social media nowadays cannot replace traditional media nor can traditional media alone adequately meet the expectations of a digital age.
THANK YOU ! 🙂