The symposium that attracted each presenters and participants from various colleges and universities in the sultanate ran below the theme ‘The Role of Technology in Education and Media’.
Presenting a paper on ‘The transition from traditional teaching to technological interaction a case of Sultan Qaboos University (SQU),’ Dr Ali Hussein al Balushi, assistant dean for Training and Community Service and assistant professor of Applied Linguistics at SQU, stated that teachers want to adopt teaching methodologies that incorporate the use of technologies in producing interactivity among the teachers and the students.
“We have to develop a concept or strategy on online forum where there is interactivity between students and their instructors,” added Dr Balushi.
Other subjects that attracted debate throughout the symposium consist of Effective use of ICT for education, information and study, Significance of Technology in Modern Education and Learner Autonomy. According to the chairperson of the organising committee for the symposium who is also the head of Department for the General Foundation Programme, Dr Mohamed Swafat, the symposium was intended to offer a platform for researchers to exchange details and recognize study wants in the location of Media Studies and Foundation disciplines.
Acting dean Dr Nader Samy Fahim stated that education and technologies integrate to market human life. Both serve each and every other without having education there’s no technologies, and without having technologies, no education.
Information Source: Muscat Daily