Empowering learning using a Personal Portfolio application in an undergraduate Information Technology micro-subject

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Abstract

Creating a new undergraduate information technology subject to allow students to bring together a record of their learning experiences outside the classroom requires an understanding of opportunities, student capabilities, and workplace scenarios. The challenge is more difficult when a regional/rural university is located where not many technology opportunities exist. Subject design will have to think outside the box to give students a fair opportunity to collate a portfolio of their learning. The challenge is compounded with an industry who prefers outsourcing and hiring of short-term contractors as opposed to full-time employment. With the pandemic and many organizations preferring now to work from home, student outlook for how a unique subject should operate is covered and student preferences recorded. This enables other institutions who may decide to introduce such a subject and use the same approach in the creation and design of a subject where the teaching staff becomes a facilitator.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of International Conference on Information Technology and Applications - ICITA 2021
EditorsAbrar Ullah, Steve Gill, Álvaro Rocha, Sajid Anwar
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer
Pages749-755
Number of pages7
Volume350
ISBN (Electronic)9789811676185
ISBN (Print)9789811676178
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 21 Apr 2022
Event15th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications 2021: ICITA 2021 - Dubai Knowledge Park and online, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 13 Nov 202114 Nov 2021
https://2021.icita.world/#/
https://www.icita.world/files/ICITA_2021.pdf (Program)

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
Volume350
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389

Conference

Conference15th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CityDubai
Period13/11/2114/11/21
OtherThe 15th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications (ICITA 2021) will be held in Dubai, UAE on 13 - 14 November 2021. The conference is an annual event and recognized as one of the major series of conferences in Information Technology (IT in short). ICITA continues to retain its tradition of being a high quality conference. The event will open an opportunity for academics and industry professionals worldwide to exchange their knowledge of the state-of-the-art research and development in information technology and applications. It will help participants establish new links and extend professional networks. This conference addresses the importance that IT professionals stretch across narrowly defined subject areas and constantly acquire a global technical and social perspective. ICITA 2021 offers such an opportunity to facilitate cross-disciplinary and social gatherings.
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