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HETC Project University Development Grants (UDGs)

Training Program for Proposal Writers

Lec. 3. Expected ICT Literacy & Professional Levels


by Dr. K. P. Hewagamage Senior Lecturer, UCSC

Outline

21st Century ICT Requirements & Demand


Current Status ICT Literacy @ Universities Proposed ICT Programme for Universities Discussion

Introduction 21st Century ICT

Delivery of goods and services through ICT enabled framework e-Sri Lankan -> e-Citizen -> e-Student

To drive a car, you do not need a mechanical engineering degree

Knowledge Worker in 21st Cen.

More than ICT literacy Use ICT Tools professionally in a working environment ICT Tools Basic & Specialized

Knowledge, Skill & Attitude of graduate wrt to ICT

New Opportunities in 21st Cen.

ICT enabled Jobs

Video editing, Web Developers, Data Analysts/Miner

Junior Programmers/Quality Analysts/ Networking/Administrators

Jobs in IT Industry

Not engineers but technicians Professional courses/qualifications

Current ICT Literacy levels


IRQUE Evaluation

IT knowledge and skill of undergraduates following IRQUE-QEF supported programs Random Samples of 50 students from each programs 50 x 27 = 1350

IT Proficiency - Evaluation

Syllabus

Fundamentals & Working with a computer Word Processing Spreadsheet Presentation Internet and Web Browsing

Examination Structure

2 hrs eTest (Online Quiz) [P1] 2 hrs Practical Test (Word & Excel) [P2]

Average Etest Marks


40.00 100.00 20.00 80.00 60.00 0.00
APIIT EU-AGR ICASL JFU-MED JFU-PHY SJP-MED KLN-BIO KLN-BMGT KLN-COM MRT-CE MRT-ER MRT-ME PDN-AGR PDN-SCI PDN-VET RHU-ECO RHU-MED RU-ASCI SEU-LAN SEU-SSCI SJP-ACC SU-AGR SU-ASCI UoC-MED WU-FSCI

Study Program

Min: 0 Max: 85.2 - Average: 54.3 std: 15.9

Average Mark for Word


40.00 100.00 20.00 80.00 60.00 0.00
APIIT EU-AGR ICASL JFU-MED JFU-PHY SJP-MED KLN-BIO KLN-BMGT KLN-COM MRT-CE MRT-ER MRT-ME PDN-AGR PDN-SCI PDN-VET RHU-ECO RHU-MED RU-ASCI SEU-LAN SEU-SSCI SJP-ACC SU-AGR SU-ASCI UoC-MED WU-FSCI

Study Program

Min: 0 Max: 100 - Average: 46.2 std: 22.5

Average Mark for Excel


40.00 100.00 20.00 80.00 60.00 0.00
APIIT EU-AGR ICASL JFU-MED JFU-PHY SJP-MED KLN-BIO KLN-BMGT KLN-COM MRT-CE MRT-ER MRT-ME PDN-AGR PDN-SCI PDN-VET RHU-ECO RHU-MED RU-ASCI SEU-LAN SEU-SSCI SJP-ACC SU-AGR SU-ASCI UoC-MED WU-FSCI

Study Program

Min: 0 Max: 95 - Average: 24.5 std: 21.3

Calculating IT Proficiency

Weighted Average Scheme Driving License Concept = 60% of e-Test + 24% of P1-Test + 16% of P2-Test

If Pass >=50, then 355/714 (49.7%) If Pass >= 40, then 494/714 (69%)

Overall Performance wrt subject stream


100.00

80.00

Average Mark

60.00

40.00

20.00

0.00 arts bio com computer maths med

Stream

IT Knowledge and Practical Skill Analysis of Study Streams


100 Type of Test
ETest Word Excel

80

Average Mark

60

40

20

0 arts bio com comp maths med

Stream

Other Issues ICT Proficiency

Curriculum
Teaching and Learning No proper recognition Opportunities to apply in current studies

Resource Management

Proposed Programme

Common curriculum
Implementation Responsibility respective faculty

Separate Unit/Centre/Department Committed Senior Staff member IT Resource Management

Central Testing Agency (CTA) for Certification

Levels of Proficiency - Basic

Compulsory for all undergraduates/ postgraduates

Rationale

To become an active knowledge citizen in ICT enabled society

Learning Outcomes

General Awareness and skill to use a computer Create a document Access Internet to use various services

Basic Level continued


A part of orientation
A valid certificate Medium of instruction Sinhala/Tamil/ English Current Standards

e-Citizen Certification (ICDL) e-Sri Lankan Certification (UCSC & NAITA) (online learning and e-Testing for Certification)

Levels of Proficiency Intermediate


Rationale

In order to use ICT knowledge and skill effectively as a professional knowledge worker Very important for employability of graduates
Equivalent or above Computer Driving License Certificate

Intermediate Certificate

Better to promote within first 2 years Address industry requirements Acceptable certificate Current Standards

ICDL Certification SLCDL Certification (NAITA and UCSC) (online learning and e-Testing for certification)

Levels of Proficiency Advanced

Knowledge and skill required for

IT jobs (basic) or IT related jobs Foundation for academic/professional studies in IT/Computer Science

Combine English and Analytical Skills (Mathematics) for foundation


Use of different Application packages and Programming

UCSC BIT Semester 1 Level

Step 1: Teachers and Environment

ICT Proficiency of Academic Staff

Workshops and Short Courses (online courses) Online self evaluation Curriculum Development based on ICT Proficiency

Establishment of Virtual Learning Environment (LMS) at Faculty Level

Step 2: Collaboration with CTA


Link and Assistance - IT Unit of Fac.

No Monitoring and Control


Help Desk

Carry out Testing

Online e-Testing for Knowledge and Skill Assessment Certificate Issued by CTA Costing to faculty

Discussion

Q&A
Issues @ different faculties/universities

Thank You !

Resource Person
Dr. K. P. Hewagamage Senior Lecturer & Head of e-Learning Centre, University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC) Email: kph@ucsc.cmb.ac.lk Phone: 2591080/2581245