5 Reasons Why You Should Use Multimedia For Education In Malaysia

5 Reasons Why You Should Use Multimedia For Education In Malaysia

Nowadays at restaurants or cafés, turn left or right and you’ll be sure to find someone fiddling with their smart phones. Look harder and you’ll see that children are doing the same. Most of the children watch YouTube anyways. But, with all these gadgets filling up our spare time, it’s bound to be bad right? Wrong! Sure, too much of something is bad. But we can turn it into something that can be useful to the children and students in school. Multimedia has come a long way since the older generation had left school. Nowadays, kindergartens and international schools use interactive multimedia to teach children. Still not convinced? I’ll tell you why you should be.

#1 Language skills

As a student or a teacher, presentations can either be nerve-wrecking or boring. But using multimedia as a tool for presentation can help students develop the confidence they require to boost language skills. As the only way to improve your language is to use it! Allow your students to pick a topic they like and present it in front of the class. They can conduct research prior to the presentation and put it in interactive formats available on Google Drive or even PowerPoint. With this opportunity, students can focus on their language delivery, content and organization while being creative in their own way.

#2 Choice

What do I mean by choice? Look, writing essays and reports weren’t everyone’s favourite homework task back in school. And with written work, students cannot expand their creativity with ‘given formats’ on how you should write your essay. However, students can use multimedia to showcase their content knowledge to a whole new level. This provides students the means to display their level of understanding through videos and pictures while being able to tackle the topic in a holistic manner. Whereas with written work, all the teacher sees are words. And occasionally, grammatical errors.

#3 Mobility

This, I’m sure everyone can agree on. Students, teachers, parents, board of governors. Did I mention students? Textbooks. Heaving 7 to 8 textbooks on top of exercise books to school every day was a chore. Heck, it was like exercising if your classroom was on the top floor. With multimedia, all those books you let your students heave can be put into one tablet. Face it, we are a world on-the-go. Information is always at the tip of our fingers. By imploring school syllabus into tablets, learning can take place anywhere and anytime. And instead of asking your students to write an essay about Hang Tuah, how about watch a video and learn something from him.

#4 Individuality and Collaboration

Every student learns differently. Some are fast and others are slow. Some can read it off the book and remember while others take time. That’s how multimedia can help. Students who are more of visual learners can benefit best when the teacher shows visual aids in the form of videos or interactive materials. Same goes for auditory learners, they learn quick by ear. One round of listening and it’s already in their heads. Whereas not too long ago, whether you learn better visually or through audio, all we had were books. A lot of books.

Not to mention, Montessori had established peer learning or collaborative learning. This is where students teach other students. Students can start social sites which allow others to interact with them, learn and teach each other. This can be as small as school-based or even nation-wide as long as language barriers are dropped. Teachers, you can even go on Twitter to collaborate with other fellow teachers, learn the latest trends on teaching and integration.

#5 Flexibility

Now this technically goes hand in hand with mobility. Like you and your textbook, flexibility and mobility are practically married. As I was saying, back in the day, students were pretty much glued to their textbooks when they want to study. If there was a topic you would like to stretch further in class that wasn’t covered in the textbook, it was pretty much impossible.

Today however, it is very much the opposite. Through the internet, you can further your students’ knowledge through the help of multimedia. For example, research used to be done at home or at libraries because classrooms never had computers. Even if they did, it would be one computer shared among 30 students. Sharing is caring, but not in this case. With a tablet for each student, they can learn anytime, anywhere, by themselves.

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4 Best Study Skills

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4 Best Study Skills

It’s the end of the semester and the finals are approaching. Engulfed with laziness, and surrounded by distractions, don’t you just wish that there’s a way for you to absorb all the information needed to be learnt in just a night’s time? Preferably one that works as simple as osmosis in water. Nevertheless, truth is, there is none. Desirable and effective study skills have to be acquired and applied regularly for them to work. Nothing comes by easy and without the investment of effort and time. Just like the old saying that goes, “in life, there are no free lunches”. Thus, it’s high time that you shake that thought off your mind and read the following article about the necessary study skills, in hopes of preparing you for this semester, if not the following one if it’s a tad bit too late for now.

1. Time-Table

Even though there are people out there who work well with last-minute cramming, you know that you’re not one of them and that’s why you’re here. Other than being envious of them, a better solution to that would be managing your time well by setting up a timetable for your study. Explicitly list out your exam dates and the number of topics and chapters that are ought to be covered. Then, spread them out within your study weeks accordingly. You may designate more time to heavier subjects or those that you are weaker in and vice versa. By doing so, it ensures that every subject is covered and none is left out. Remember, thriving in a single subject should not be your goal.

2. Group Study

There is a myth going around saying that study groups are merely chit-chat and catching-up sessions disguising as intellectual discussions. Undeniably, part of it is true because friends could sometimes act as a distraction when they don’t know when to zip their lips. Contrastingly, as distracting as it could be, it may be equally as effective as well because you could ask each other questions to clear up your doubts about a certain topic. You could also share information that you all know with each other. Sharing is indeed caring. Besides, studying in groups could result in a domino effect. When you see your friends studying diligently, it may elicit the industrious gene in you, driving you to study harder. And the next time when you study with another group of friends, you could act as the trigger of the domino effect rather than the one being triggered.

3. Take A Break

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. We can’t agree more to this saying, now can we? There’s a common misconception that it’s best to study for as many hours as possible. Nevertheless, the truth is this act could actually be counterproductive because it’s exhausting the brain and in the end, none of the information gets retained. Taking regular breaks could resolve this. Everyone’s break time is different. For instance, if you’re a night owl who’s more productive during the night, then go ahead taking a longer break during the day to keep you energized to pull through the night.

4. Practice, Practice and Practice

Last but not least, once you have mustered all the information in your brain, now it’s time to practice with past year papers. This helps you get used to the format of the questions. Also, do time yourself while working on the papers to help you have a grasp of how much time you should spend on each sections. This ensures that you have ample time to complete your paper and not end up submitting empty answer scripts. So heed to these advices and start studying.

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Top 5 Ways To Improve Your Memory Skills

Top 5 Ways To Improve Your Memory Skills by I-Tuition Bandar Mahkota Cheras Home Tuition Centre

Top 5 Ways To Improve Your Memory Skills

Memory is a huge part of our lives. It makes us who we are. Without our precious memories, we are as good as a blank piece of A4 paper. It constitutes our daily lives, like helping us remember what we had for lunch and where did we misplace our keys. In the context of students, we need it to help us pass our exams with flying colours. More often than not, studying is not a problem. However, recalling the information that we have studied, is. What is the last piece of information that you can recall from your most recent educational reading? If that question makes you frown, placing your hand below your chin and sinking deeper into the process of recalling either from your long-term or short-term memory, this article is for you.

1. Remove Distractions
If you don’t already know, attention is one of the major components of memory. That’s why teachers in school have constantly reminded us to “pay attention in class”. You need to attend to the information that you have consumed in order to transfer it from your short-term memory to your long-term memory. To boost your attention span, getting rid of distractions at your surrounding is the key. This can be done by studying in a place without television, music or even indistinct sounds of people chattering. In short, be alone, literally. This helps you be more attentive to the information that you’ve just read, remembering it better.

2. Revise Regularly
Another prevalent habit of students is cramming all the study materials at once- the night before the paper. This habit is undoubtedly caused by excessive laziness and never-ending procrastination. This has to be avoided altogether. Instead, students should regularly revise, preferably after each piece of new information is being taught. Research has proven this true because those who study regularly can remember the material way better than those who treat studying as a marathon session.

3. Organizing Information
Besides that, students are often overwhelmed by the amount of study materials that are needed to be absorbed within a short period of time. Also, failing to relate the information to one another further deteriorates their memory. Researchers have found that in memory, related information is organized in such a way that they form clusters. Thus, students should structure and organize their study materials by grouping similar concepts and terms together. Also, making an outline of the notes helps you see the bigger picture.

4. Mnemonic Device
On top of that, students may even consider using mnemonic devices that are pronounced with a silent ‘M’. Though the pronunciation of this technique may be tricky, the technique per se is certainly not. It is merely a simple way to aid in recall. For instance, you may link a term you need to remember with a common item that you are extremely familiar with. You may play around with rhymes, songs, and jokes to remember specific part of information because the best mnemonics incorporate positive imagery, humour or novelty in them.

5. Use Visuals
Last but not least, try visualizing concepts. Think of a phone number. Close your eyes. With your eyes closed, do you see the number flash before you or do you hear it being recited? If it’s the former, this method is tailor-made for you. When studying, scrutinize charts, photographs and graphics in your textbooks. If there aren’t any, create your own and personalize it with different coloured pens. As obsolete as it may sound, flashcards of various terms do help you cement information in your mind. With all these tips, have fun exploiting your memory to the fullest.

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