The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects or "things“ embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity, which enables these objects to collect and exchange data.
The workshop was aimed to brief IT lecturer the various uses of IoT devices like gathering data and sensors or how to connect network or manipulate data using management system with data gathered or also action taken by devices without human interaction.
Dr. Mohamed Abbas HoD C&I as introduce the lecturer and the objectives of the workshop and briefly speak about the professional development and department achievement in during AY 2019/2020 in professional development plan.
A workshop on “Research Proposal Writing & APA Formatting &Citation” was held on Sunday the 4th of February 2020 at 2:30 pm in room C304. The workshop was organized by the Humanities Department, the target audience were the final year Psychology students particularly the PSYCH390 (Undergraduate Project) students. The Workshop was facilitated by Ms. Nelia A. Basmayor, lecturer in Psychology and Ms. Sharon Jemima lecturer in Psychology and attended by Dr. Anica Dragovikj, Head of the Humanities Department and Ms. Ayesha Anjum, lecturer in Psychology.
Research writing is one of the important activity before a student will graduate in the Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Thus, there is a need to give the students information on how to write a research proposal. The objectives of this workshops were to provide information to the undergraduate students about the regulations and submission of the research proposal and to teach the students on the format and contents of the research proposal. Citation and referencing are the important aspects of research. The American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style is one of the many ways of citing published work. The students were provided information on how to cite and how to reference a work.
A workshop titled “The Research Problem and the Objectives” was held on Sunday the 2nd of February 2020 at 2:30 pm in the room C304. The workshop was organized by the Humanities Department, the target audience were the final year Psychology students particularly the PSYCH390 (Undergraduate Project) students. The Workshop was delivered by Ms. Ayesha Anjum, lecturer in Psychology, and attended by Dr. Anica Dragovikj, Head of the Humanities Department, Ms. Nelia A. Basmayor, lecturer in Psychology and Ms. Sharon Jemima lecturer in Psychology.
The purpose of the workshop was to enhance the research knowledge of the students. The workshop delivered the basic ethics in research and how to choose the problem based on their interest. It was emphasized that the objectives should be clear, concise and achievable. The students were assigned in groups and were an activity to identify the research problem and frame objectives relevant to the problem. The students and teachers equally found the session informative and enriching.
The workshop was conducted in the Multi-media Lab for GFD Students, especially new students and those who have unclear picture about the applications used in Mazoon College website in addition to Turnitin application for checking similarity including a brief explanation about e-learning resources from e-library to e-learning (moodle).
The students have four main users’ accounts they have to take care about:-
As part of the Professional Development Committee program in the Computing and Informatics Department, the committee arranged for an industrial visit to Ahli Bank. The visit was scheduled on the 4th of December 2019.
The visit targeted IT major students, who would most benefit from exposure to real life examples of data centers and how IT is managed in large corporations. Also, for the students to find inspiration that may guide their future career aspirations.
The visiting team was led by the Committee members, Mrs. Rowaidah Al Abdullah and Mr. Mohammed Arshad, and consisted of 19 students.
The visiting party was greeted by Mr. Ahmed Al Busaidi, senior application specialist, who gave us a brief tour of the bank. Following the tour, we were escorted to the IT Department where Mr. Yaqoub Amer, head of Infrastructure and Network Department, divided the party into 3 groups, and gave them tours within the data center, and showed them how networks are setup in the bank and the types of servers used and how backups are done and managed as well as briefly explaining the security measures applied.
The students were offered a chance to ask questions and present observations and inquiries from the highly technical experts that were present at the tour.
Mrs. Rowaidah gave closing remarks, thanking the bank’s representatives for their time and reception.
The purpose of the visit is summarized by giving the students the opportunity to see first-hand how IT is implemented in large corporations in the market, and how it is managed and secured to international standards.