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27 March 2018 |  17:30 PM – 20:00 PM

Information technologies have become major resources in supporting high quality and efficient  learning processes. To attain the optimal value of such tools, they should be aligned with the accepted best practices in education.

 

This workshop is designed to review best principles needed to provide an effective teaching and learning process, followed by an overview of new information technology tools, social networks and communications, and collaboration platforms. Also the audience will be walked through a learning management system (LMS). LMS helps the instructor deliver material to the students, administer tests and other assignments. It is also used to track student progress, and manage record-keeping that are needed to collect evidence and rubrics necessary to educational assessment processes.

 

Objectives

  • To introduce an overview of principles that promote good practices in learning.
  • To align information technology tools and platforms with the above principles.
  • To present an overview of Learning Management System (LMS) and Learning Record Store system.

 

Session1

  • Overview of principles of good practices in learning processes.
  • Overview of Information technologies tools, platforms and systems.

 

Session2

  • Demonstration of features and functions of a learning management system.

 

  • Who Should Attend
  • Faculty, department chairs, deans, associate, assistant deans and IT managers who are involved in continuous improvement of the learning process.

 

Facilitator Dr. Khalid Alzamel

Dr. Khalid Al-Zamel received his doctorate degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Computer Science. He is currently a faculty member in the Computer Engineering Department at Kuwait University. His areas of interest are Software Engineering, analysis & design of  Enterprise Software Applications, and Distributed system & Big Data processing. He helped in setting up a system of information technology strategies and policies both at Kuwait University and at the government sector. He worked as director of the information technology office at the College of Engineering and Petroleum. Currently, he is a member of the ICT Committee that supervises the design, procurement and installation of all IT related systems at the new campus of Kuwait University.