For the IT Department, the new academic year started with a seminar-training entitled “Improving Test Construction using Bloom's Taxonomy and Table of Specifications” on Tuesday, 8th of October 2019. The training was organized by the IT Section, headed by Mr. Zahid Mehmood, the HR Committee-IT, and facilitated by Ms. Jasmin Tumulak-Estudillo, an experienced lecturer from IT Section and chair of Standard 2 in OAAA of the college.
The training aimed to enhance the skills of the staff on how to write test questions effectively following the revised Bloom’s Taxonomy, Table of Specifications (TOS), and course outcomes. The attendees answered an activity to revisit knowledge in Bloom’s cognitive levels and devised new ways to identify the correct cognitive level specific to the areas of their specialization. Proper utilization of TOS template according to the requirements of the course was also emphasized. The facilitator gladly discussed thoroughly the main points of the topic and answered the queries from the active participants. At the end of the program, Dr. Fatima Al-Shanfari, Head of IT Department, awarded a certificate of appreciation to Ms. Jasmin.