Sultan Qaboos University College of Education Course Syllabus for TECH 4999 Graduation Project Instructional and Learning Technologies Department Graduation Project: IT Training Program For SQU ILT first year studentsDone by:Intisar Al-Shukri 88905Supervised by:D. Maryam AL-Washahi
Outline1. Overview of the project2. Needs analysis3. Goal analysis4. Performance objectives5. Learner analysis6. Context analysis7. Development of software8. Project resources9. Formative evaluation10. Summative evaluation
Idea IT Training Program, For SQU ILT first year students.
Objectives▪ Identifying SQU IT first year students’ prior IT knowledge and skills.▪ Increasing their IT knowledge and skills in different areas.▪ Constructing a reliable Pre-Post-Test to measure learners’ IT knowledge and skills before and after entering this program.▪ Producing a reliable content to teach learners about computers.▪ Helping learners to learn some important, basic computer skills and knowledge.▪ Increasing learners understanding and retention.▪ Keeping learners up-to-date of the newest IT software and applications.▪ Providing a chance for individualized learning.▪ Offering a reliable IT content that helps learners to accomplish their different tasks.
Instruments for collecting data for needs assessment Online Survey Pre-Test Observation
Needs Assessment (Dick & Kary Model)• SQU first year students have lack of computer knowledge and skills.• They face problems while studying different SQU courses.• Some are under the academicc observation because of the lack of computer experiences, knowledge and skills. Current status
Needs Assessment (Dick & Kary Model) SQU first year students lack Gap of IT knowledge and skills.
Needs Assessment (Dick & Kary Model)• SQU first year students have a good, reliable IT knowledge and skills.• They have the ability to face most of the computer challenges.• They have good background of the most important software required to complete SQU courses successfully. Desired status
Instructional GoalThe computer knowledge and skills of SQU ILT first yearstudents will be increased and enhanced through attending theIT training program that contains some workshops to masterthe basic and essential knowledge and skills needed toaccomplish the requirements of different courses.
Suggested SolutionsDevelop the IT curriculum to be more appealing and motivating for students.Encourage children by their parents to get used from technology and thenewest software.Offering IT training program that studies students’ needs and prior knowledgeand skills and then introducing some workshops to meet their needs andinterests.Introducing some IT resources for individualized instruction.
Implemented solution Offering IT training program that studies students’ needs and prior knowledge and skills and then introducing some workshops to meet their needs and interests.
Reasons for adapting this solution Studies students’ needs and prior knowledge and skills to meet them eventually. Constructs workshops, tutorials, activities and exams depending on students’ needs and prior knowledge and skills. It meet most of students learning styles. Most effective and interesting than learning using one learning style. Not all learners can learn individually, so this training program will solve this problem.
Learner AnalysisEntry behaviors Reading and writing skills. Motivation to learn about computers and newest technology and software. Basic computer skills.
Learner Analysis • They have to know what’s aPrior knowledge computer and what are their usesof topic area • They should know different types of media • They should have basic skills about Paint, Sound Recording, power Point and internet.
Learner Analysis • They feel the need to attend thisAcademic program that will help them in theirmotivation academic lives. • They believe that these software will help them to make their work easier.
Learner AnalysisEducational and Educational level:ability levels They are all SQU first year students, IT major. Ability level : * They have the ability to use computers * They have the ability to learn follow the instructor rules.
Learner Analysis • Most of the learners are visualGeneral learning learners.preferences • They all learn better by applying what they were taught.
Learner AnalysisGroup • The Same educational level: SQU first year studentscharacteristics • gender : Males and females • different cultures: • They came from different regions of Oman, and different life styles.
Analysis of performance contextManagerial • The availability of computers withSupport internet connection all around the SQU buildings.
Analysis of performance contextPhysical Aspects - The computer labs at SQU are wellof the work place organized to help in delivering learning.
Analysis of performance contextSocial Aspects Gender: Males and Females. Cultural: All learners are Omani, but they are from different regions of Oman. Religion: They all are Muslims.
Analysis of performance contextConstrains • Some learners may not like to be integrated in such a program, because they don’t have the interest in learning IT subject. • Learners may not attend all the program workshops, so they’ll lose some important knowledge or skills offered.
Analysis of performance contextCollecting Data This project data is collected from: • Survey. • Observation.
Analysis of performance contextPhysical environment All the program workshops will be introduced at SQU computer labs with internet connection.
Analysis of performance contextFactors that - Computer labs with internetfacilitate the Project connection and needed software.
Evaluation PhaseExpert review:Pre-Post-Test:D. Talal Amer reviewed the Pre-Post-Test I’ve constructed, and gave me two critique points:1. The choices of multiple choice questions should be similar in length. (sentences shouldhave nearly the same length).2. Questions should be organized according to its type NOT its subject.So I should put the multiple choice questions together, TRUE and FALSE questions togetherand so on.
Evaluation PhaseOne- To- One Review:I chose my classmate Asiah Al-Sulaimani(5th year student, IT major) to review the onlinesurvey and Pre-Post-Test I’ve constructed for this project. Here are some of her critiquepoints she mentioned:Online Survey: • Change the choices you’ve written for each Item in the survey from numbers to clear words. • 1= Totally Agree 2= Agree 3= Natural 4= Disagree 5= Totally Disagree • Change Circle the answer to Check the answers boxes .
Evaluation Phase•Pre-Post-Test:Asiah Al-Sulaimani(5th year student, IT major) critique of the Pre-Post-Test I’ve made. Before Critique After 1. The GIF format is best for which uses? Rewrite the For which uses The GIF format is the best? question 2. What type of file should you save your audio as Grammar Which type of file should you save your audio to be able to import it correctly into movie maker? mistake as to be able to import it correctly into movie maker?
Obstacles• Graduation project Idea• Software• Time