The Information Systems (IS) section of the Information Technology Department coordinated a faculty development program on “Android Mobile Application Development.” The workshop participants were IT staff members with skills in C++/Java programming as a pre-requisite. The said program consists of 2 series with Mr. Hansel Delos Santos, a lecturer from the Database section as the resource speaker.
The workshop series I was a two-day event conducted on 29th and 30th of May, 2019 from 8:30 A.M to 10:30 A.M at IT-6L in IT building. The first day started with an inauguration where the coordinator of the event, Dr. Abhishek Dubey, Head of IS section, introduced the speaker and explained the objectives of the workshop series. Dr. Fatima Al-Shanfari, Head of the IT Department, welcomed all the participants and appreciated the effort of the speaker and the organizing team.
The speaker demonstrated the android studio installation and mobile app development steps with real-time examples and interactions. His target was to achieve outcomes such as: creating a simple Android app, navigation between activities, and working with list views and image views. Participants actively responded and performed the given activities and are looking forward to the second series of the workshop to be held in the last week of June 2019.
The IT Department acknowledged the great effort of the speaker, coordinator, IS section, Head of the sections, HR Committee, Publication Committee, Projects Committee, and all the participants of the workshop for their involvement in the success of the event.
Human Resource Department (HRD) Committee of Business Studies Department (BSD) has organized Staff Development Program on “Essentials of ProQuest”, on the Tuesday, 14th May, 2019 for the staff members of BSD.
The facilitator for the Staff Development Program was Mr. Hatem Suwailam, Senior Lecturer Office Section, Salalah College of Technology.
During the session Mr. Hatem, presented valuable information on using the data bases available with ProQuest. He elucidated the staff members on different ‘ProQuest databases’ which provides a single source for scholarly information.
In addition to creating an account in ProQuest to access the e-library, Mr. Hatem, explained the staff members the following core aspects:
The session was demonstrative and participative, the participants were glad to learn the essentials of using the ProQuest databases to easily navigate scholarly journals, newspapers, reports, working papers, datasets and e-Books.