Today, we started our class with new topic which I find quite interesting as it is new to me. We’ll be discussing on Computer as Tutor, Tutee and Tools. Previously, I only see computer as the tools/ mean to get my job done instead of Tutor and Tutee. But, it turns out that computer roles can be divided into 3 categories as mentioned earlier. Before I go deeper into the computer’s different roles, I’ve decided to understand the general definition of each term first. Generally, Tutor can be defined as the one who guide or instruct, Tutee as the one who learn or being guide by the tutor while tools can be defined as the means whereby act/s is accomplished.
Like usual, Dr Fariza gave us some time for us to google about it online and come out with our understanding and shared it with the class. I found a lot of interesting articles and chart that were designed to explain each roles. A topic about this was created in e-Forum at GE1155ukm.weebly.com, therefore we have to share our understanding on the concept on the e-Forum. It is interesting to read different point of view from all first year students of Faculty of Education including students from Special Education and Sports and Recreation.
Basically, this is my brief understanding on Computer as Tutor, Tutee and Tools that I’ve posted in e-FORUM.
“Basically from my understanding, Powerpoint is one of the most convenient tool for slide presentation and Overhead projector. Powerpoint helps teachers and students to create and customize the teaching materials virtually as it is very easy to create, handle, navigate and present as it does not require complicated setup. Other than that, Powerpoint can also acts as a Tutor by presenting simulation on lesson such as for Science subject via related graphics, audio, movie and texts in the slide to enhance students' understanding. On the other hand, without we realize, we actually used computer as tutee in the process of creating slideshow using Powerpoint as we give command to the software to come out with the task and arrangement we intended to do.”
From today’s lesson, I’m no longer see computer only as a tools, but also as a Tutor and Tutee. It was a great lesson for today with new terms, knowledge and different point of view to be shared.