Thursday, December 20, 2007

Web 2.0

Thanks to my friend, Norhisham, who has introduced me to Web 2.0. Some ideas on Web 2.0 in classroom.

Friday, December 14, 2007

PhD Comics

Found interesting comics on PhD:

Slides on PhD

How to use slideshare

I am learning how to use slideshare. Consider this as an experiment.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Starting PhD

This blog will deal a lot on how to do PhD for the coming months. I have just read an article on how to be a good gradute student by deJardins (1994), quite enlightening, especially to somebody new like me.

These are the tasks I need to do first:

1. If I have not found any topic area to do research on, then I have to look for books and current journals or conference to find out.
2. Then in doing research, I have to think of what to do EVERYDAY BY:
- read, read and think and respond as I read
- put any material I have found in a file and BUILD AN ONLINE BIBLIOGRAPHY (LIKE BIBTEX)
- stay motivated (set regular meetings with supervisor, attend conference and have EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES)
- important: SET DAILY, WEEKLY AND MONTHLY GOALS ( break down any project activities ino smaller, manageable
- Take ONE DAY AT A TIME...DECIDE TASKS THAT CAN BE accomplished even in an hour or less

SO I need to be discipline and have a planning file ot journal for my Research. As what I am doing in this blog.

Today, I completed reading an article...despite my morning sickness, WONDERFUL!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

A fruitful day

I am feeling wonderful today, despite my morning and afternoon sicknesses. A prayer to God last night is answered.

Well, I went to ETD and met a few people. The best thing is meeting my long lost friend, Norhaida. Then meeting razman to discuss leave really puts me into alert. There are many things I need to complete as my preparation for Phd. BUT I found something good for me on Phd for beginners at:

So tonight, I will need to learn something from the site, good for dummies like me!!

I am paying a visit to Prof tomorrow, hopefully, God will give me another fine day like today, and my baby behaves!!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

SOLO taxonomy

What have I learned during my Level of Competency Assessment course recently? I learned about SOLO Taxonomy.

SOLO stands for Structure of Observed Learning Outcomes, basically it is to measure the learning outcomes of your students. There is a very clear description of what outcomes this taxonomy has at the following link:

This page even categorised the five levels of learning outcomes into LO of quantity, and LO of quality. Good for you to think about what your students be learning from your classes. I totally go for the quality of it, meaning level no.5, yup, teachers should be teaching the students to grasp the concepts (so that they will achieve the intended learning outcome) and facilitating learning beyond the intended, like of level 5.

In a short description, learners should be learning FOR LIFE.

Beneficial course-cum-assessment to attend, even if it nearly "killed" me with the stress!!!