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The Business Studies Department organized an online workshop titled “How to Build Your Self-confidence?” on Thursday, 2nd December 2021, from 10 to 11 am. The main aim of the workshop was to educate students on the techniques and practices that they can use to enhance their level of confidence. The speaker conducted a self-test activity among students. She also highlighted some success stories for people who enhanced their self-confidence. Then, she requested students to share their personal strengths and weaknesses with real-life examples and guided them to turn their weaknesses into opportunities. At the end of the workshop, students raised their enquiries and got them clarified by the speaker.
The Staff Development Committee of the Business Studies Department organized an online workshop titled “Online Teaching Pedagogy for Enhanced Learner Engagement” on Thursday, 2 December 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. The workshop was delivered by Ms Puteri Sofia Amirnuddin, a Senior Law lecturer at Taylor’s University, Malaysia. She started the workshop by interacting with the participants and discussing the challenges of online teaching. Then, she discussed the skills that students need to grab job opportunities and enhance their learning experiences. She also emphasized the simulation of students learning journey and the role of speed networking to engage students in online teaching and learning based on her own experience. Moreover, she highlighted how to stimulate students’ social connectedness by using the gamification technique. At the end of the workshop, there was a Q&A session to clarify participants’ doubts and enquiries. A total of 36 faculty members attended the workshop.
The Business Studies Department, represented by Mr Mohammed Al-Sakiti, HRM Lecturer, participated in a comprehensive training program organized by the Directorate General of Education in Al Dhahira Governorate. The main aim of the training program was to enhance school teachers’ knowledge and skills in different relevant areas, such as entrepreneurship, innovation, entrepreneurship ecosystem, business plan, feasibility studies, etc. The program was designed also to train teachers on how to teach the course “Entrepreneurship” to 10th-grade students. Mr Mohammed delivered two online workshops on 16th and 23rd November 2021 highlighting the role of innovation in enhancing entrepreneurship activities. More than 60 teachers from different local schools. The participants expressed their satisfaction and requested the speaker to deliver more sessions in the future.
The Student Research Committee of Business Studies Department, UTAS, Ibri conducted an online workshop on “Primary Data Collection and Analysis” on 18th November 2021 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm for senior and graduation project students. The purpose of the workshop was to give training to the project students on primary data collection and analysis by using different software. Mr. Asif Mahmood, an accounting lecturer, Business Studies Department, handled the session and demonstrated the students how to collect primary data for their research studies. He also gave real life examples in order to explain the techniques in a proper way. At the end of the workshop, the presenter clarified the doubts raised by students and answered their questions. Around 14 students participated in the workshop.
The Student Research Committee of the Business Studies Department conducted an online workshop on “Sampling Techniques in Research” on 28th October 2021 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm for senior and graduation project students. The purpose of the workshop was to give training to the project students on sampling techniques. Dr Muhammed Faisal, an HRM lecturer, Business Studies Department, handled the session and demonstrated to the students how to select suitable sampling techniques for their research studies. He further elucidated the sampling procedure with real-life examples. At the end of the session, the speaker clarified the doubts raised by students and answered their questions.
The Help Center of the Business Studies Department conducted an online workshop on “Self-motivation and Study Life” on 28th October 2021 from 11 am to 12 pm targeting the university students. Ms Maimona Al Wahaibi, an author in human development, delivered the workshop and shared her own experience with students. The main purpose of the workshop was to train students to apply different techniques for self-motivation and personal development while studying at the university. More than 50 students attended the workshop. At the end of the workshop, the speaker answered some of the questions raised by students.
The Student Research Committee of the Business Studies Department organized an online workshop on “Literature Review and Referencing” on Thursday, 14th October 2021, from 10 am to 12 pm via MS Teams. Dr Laly Antony, an accounting lecturer at the department, delivered the workshop. The main aim of the workshop was to explain the importance of literature review in research and various methods for reviewing literature along with some software. The speaker highlighted some of the reviews of different papers in various areas. The students and staff members of the other department and centres attended the workshop as well. The referencing part was not covered in detail, which will be covered in the coming session. At the end of the session, some participants raised their doubts to be clarified by the speaker.
The Alumni Committee of the Business Studies Department organized an online workshop titled “Techniques for Job Search” on Thursday, 14th October 2021 from 11 am to 12 pm. The main aim of the workshop was to prepare alumni and current students for the job market. Mr Shihab Al Alawi, HR Officer at Sultan Qaboos Comprehensive Cancer Center, delivered the workshop. He briefed the audience about the latest platforms for job search and how to make a professional CV. At the end of the workshop, Mr Mohammed Al-Sakiti, HRM Lecturer, shared his personal experiences with the audience on how to pursue postgraduate studies.
The Staff Development Committee (SDC) of the Business Studies Department organized an online session titled "Emerging Trends in Finance Education" on Thursday, 21 October 2021 from 12:00 p.m to 12:50 p.m. The session started with a welcoming address by Dr Mohammed Quadir Mohiudeen by introducing the resource persons. In the beginning, Mr Vinod Chandran, FCA, CEO of My Logic delivered a speech about the latest trends in finance education. The session was extended by Ms Shahana Sivakumar, ACCA Trainer, with an insight of ACCA, CIMA and IFRS. The session focused on the finance education trends and opportunities for career development. At the end of the session, the participants raised their doubts to the speakers about the discussed matters. The number of staff and students who attended the session was around 28.
The Staff Development Committee of the Business Studies Department organized an online session titled "Interactive Apps for Teaching" on Wednesday, 22 September 2021 from 10:30 am to 11:40 am via MS Teams. The session was delivered by Ms. Al Hamdi, the head of Human Resource Section of the Business Studies Department. The purpose of this session was to enhance the knowledge and skills of the faculty members on how to make teaching more interactive with students using some applications and tools. The presenter explained first about class point and its creation with the features of Inkone class point, word cloud, MCQ, short answer questions, and slide drawing presented along with the faculties’ participation. As a part of it, the second tool of Thinglink was explained and presented and it included the interactive content with image and video link sharing. At the end of the session, some participants raised their inquiries to the presenter for further clarification. More than 65 participants from various academic departments attended the session.