*knock, knock*..Assalamualaikum…morning people!..
*phew*…what an exhausting week this week…ahh..anyway, as always i had my Educational Technology Class today and today, we’ve learnt about paper prototyping together with mobile tag that was usually embedded on the card print, together with designing our group websites..
Due to several misunderstandings, our class started 30 mins later than before..and we’ve changed the venue of the class as well, but anyway, this is not a big matter..let’s not put the blame to anyone..i mean, come on..mistakes happened, right??…*smiles*
for the third time, Our class is conducted by Encik Helmi. (what can we say..he’s just ssooooo superb in this subject matter..ahhh..salute you, sir!)..En.Helmi proceeded with his lecture last week where he stopped at the Pre-production stage in his video production module to us. He asked us to recap on what we had learnt last week, which to me is a very good thing to so since well, i could recall and remember all the basic or important point that we had learnt last week like, for example..he asked us about what’s the meaning of scriptwriting ( writing a script for planning and schedule of scenes, plots, time, location, characters and actions in video production.) and also storyboards (sketches, which help visualize what is in the scene, camera setups, music and sound effects setup and anything else that it is important to guide in production of videos.) According to En.Helmi, this two elements are very much important in producing a video..hmm….if u asked me..well, i guess i just have to agree with him since, preparing the script and storyboard will actually help me and my groupmates to plan on what are the things that we want to include in out video. which of course a vital things to do. In order to deliver our group’s video message, we really need to have a very detail plan on what should we do, shoot, narrate in our video, right???…
After all the recap-ing and recalling session, Mr. Helmi then proceed to today’s lecture regarding on prototyping, business card (in the form of mobile tag) and also designing our group website (If you’re still wondering why we have to design our so-called ‘company website’ is because, one of the task in this class is to create a video based on a topic that will be given soon..and from what i’ve heard, Dr.Rosseni told us that, the topic for this semester has something to do for tourism..that’s why we need to create a company websites, pretending that we’re one of the tourism companies in Malaysia and is trying to open the heart of the tourists to come and have a visit here.)
i should give lots of compliments to En.Helmi for his dedications of helping us together with preparing us with the good materials in our class..it’s clearly seen that En.Helmi had put a lot of effort in designing his website in order for us to understand the lesson better. (though, maybe this was his project in persuing his PhD (again, salute to u, sir..ahh), but still..he didnt stop asking us whether we could understand the lesson or not and so on and so forth..and IF let say we say we dont understand it, he’ll definitely try to explain us again and again until we have the bits of important information..so does Pn.Hazrati..and ohh, not to mentioned Dr.Rosseni..we’re blessed to have them in our class,really since..well, we’re sooo not good in technologies..hahaha…
For planning out our website design, En.Helmi told us that we’re going to use “paper prototyping” instead of sketch..well, i dont know what he meant for that at first..but after several explanation, it’s is clear to me that paper prototyping is used for us to plan on what we want to have in our gorup website. 5 main elements that we should have in our group websites are main page, General summary of our website, Products page (Image gallery, Video gallery), About us (Who you are?, Your team members?), and also how the customer want to Contact us if let say they’re interested in our tourism activities. According to En.Helmi, the main purposes of using paper prototyping is to plan the overall layout of your website, information can be searched easily in website and also message is conveyed to the audience easily.
After all those ‘hardships’ in understanding what’s the main point of today lecture, En.Helmi then annouced that we’re going to produce our very first paper prototyping today and we was like..”whaaa??..reallly??..how’s that possible??..” (because if u dont know, we will need a lot of materials in order to produce this paper prototypes..and to your surprise, since we dont know this task coming, none of us prepared with any materials!..not even a piece of A4 papers…however, thanks again to En.Helmi (seriously, sir..we owe u A LOT) he had brough all the materials need for that prototyping activities!..he brought us the the board, colour papers, sticky papers, magic pens and othersss…(thankssss…)..so, since we already have all the materials needed to produce the prototype, what are waiting for then..OFF TO WORK, people!!!…hahahaha…
After several minutes of discussing and planning on what should we have in our group websites (well, to be honest..it actually takes quite a lot of time), we’ve came out with this achievements:-
think, think, think
- heyyy…what are u doing???
and in the end…this is our achievement!!..this is the paper prototype of OUR group website!!!…
that’s all for today, peeps..see you in my next post!….bye bye byeeeee…hahaha..
p/s: oh, forgot to mentioned here that, our group consists of 4 people which are myself, Nur Azlin (Kak Lin), Rozaidah, and last but not least, Siti Zamzuraini or for short, we called her zura..hehehee~~~