Future Trends in IT Training 2007


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Presentation by Gihan Wikramanayake on 12th August 2007 during the launch of Pearson's online books for Professional Education at the Colombo International Book Fair 2007, BMICH: Colombo, Sri Lanka

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  • Future Trends in IT Training 2007

    1. 1. Future Trends in IT Training Deputy Director, UCSC Chairman, BCS Sri Lanka Section G.N. Wikramanayake
    2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Why Learn IT? </li></ul><ul><li>Current Trends in IT Training </li></ul><ul><li>Future Trends? </li></ul>
    3. 3. Why Learn IT?
    4. 4. User of IT <ul><li>IT Users </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Banks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supermarkets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accountant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manager </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Software Development </li></ul><ul><li>IT Education </li></ul>
    5. 5. IT Job Opportunities 150%-300% shortage
    6. 6. Salaries of Newly Qualified <ul><li>1. Database Administration and Development </li></ul><ul><li>2. Digital Media and Animation </li></ul><ul><li>3. Business Analysis and Systems Integration </li></ul><ul><li>4. Systems and Network Administration </li></ul><ul><li>5. Programming and Software Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>6. Project and Programme Management </li></ul><ul><li>7. Testing & Quality Assurance </li></ul><ul><li>8. Sales and Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>9. Technical Support </li></ul><ul><li>10. Technical Writing </li></ul><ul><li>11. Web Development </li></ul><ul><li>12. Management Information Systems/IT Management </li></ul><ul><li>13. Solutions and Technical Architect </li></ul>15k-50k 15k-30k 15k-80k 15k-50k 15k-80k - 15k-50k 15k-30k 15k-50k 15k-50k 15k-125k - - Rs
    7. 7. Current Trends in IT Training
    8. 8. <ul><li>Attend classes </li></ul><ul><li>Self study – 50% for BIT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work and study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multidiscipline </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Group work </li></ul><ul><li>Private classes </li></ul><ul><li>Individual tuition </li></ul>Learning Styles
    9. 9. <ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Student Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Notes of others </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>e-learning </li></ul>Access to Learning Material Traditional: Reading – Text; View Pictures IT Based - Multimedia objects; interactive activities
    10. 10. <ul><li>Suitability of Lecturers </li></ul><ul><li>Availability of a Library and Recommended Books </li></ul>Selecting an Institute <ul><li>Availability of Computer Labs and Allocated Computer Time </li></ul><ul><li>Past Performance </li></ul>
    11. 11. Face to Face
    12. 12. Future Trends in IT Training
    13. 13. Educational Paradigm Shift <ul><ul><li>Campus centered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher centric </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Directed learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(traditional university courses) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network centered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learner centric </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experiential learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[with a third party] </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Changes in Education <ul><li>Knowledge accessible virtually with focus on student </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher’s role and Student’s learning process has changed </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual access achieved through Internet / Intranets </li></ul>
    15. 15. Changes in Education <ul><li>Techniques such as </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e-mail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>web notices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>discussion forums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>video conferencing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>allows access to information without visiting the physical location of delivery. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Typical e-learning system will have these characteristics </li></ul>
    16. 16. Changes in Classroom Facilities <ul><li>Verbal </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Transparencies </li></ul><ul><li>Slides </li></ul><ul><li>E-learning </li></ul>
    17. 17. Curriculum Changes <ul><li>Focus on Multidisciplinary themes </li></ul><ul><li>Skills required to manage many jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasise on thinking skills, knowledge integration and application. </li></ul><ul><li>Depth of understanding than breath of knowledge. </li></ul>
    18. 18. Assessment Changes <ul><li>Instead of measuring a student on fact knowledge and discrete skill </li></ul><ul><li>Focus should be application of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Problem solving skills </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate understanding and creativity. </li></ul>
    19. 19. Virtual Learning Environment
    20. 23. e-Testing for BIT : Formative <ul><li>Formative Assessment in VLE </li></ul>
    21. 24. e-Testing for BIT : Summative <ul><li>Summative Assessment : e-Testing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Selection Test </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Semester Examination </li></ul></ul>e-BIT Test Lab Capacity: 20 Computers 80 Individual Tests per day
    22. 25. <ul><li>Future has arrived … </li></ul><ul><li>Learning is self-paced and gives students a chance to speed up or slow down as necessary </li></ul><ul><li>Learning is self-directed, allowing students to choose content and tools appropriate to their differing interests, needs, and skill levels </li></ul><ul><li>Accommodates multiple learning styles using a variety of delivery methods geared to different learners; more effective for certain learners </li></ul><ul><li>Designed around the learner </li></ul>
    23. 26. <ul><li>Geographical barriers are eliminated, opening up broader education options </li></ul><ul><li>24/7 accessibility makes scheduling easy and allows a greater number of people to attend classes </li></ul><ul><li>On-demand access means learning can happen precisely when needed </li></ul><ul><li>Travel time and associated costs (parking, fuel, vehicle maintenance) are reduced or eliminated </li></ul><ul><li>Overall student costs are frequently less (tuition, residence, food, child care) </li></ul>
    24. 27. <ul><li>Potentially lower costs for companies needing training, and for the providers </li></ul><ul><li>Fosters greater student interaction and collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Fosters greater student/instructor contact </li></ul><ul><li>Enhances computer and Internet skills </li></ul><ul><li>Draws upon hundreds of years of established pedagogical principles </li></ul><ul><li>Has the attention of every major university in the world, most with their own online degrees, certificates, and individual courses </li></ul>