Misr University for Science and Technology (MUST) has developed a smart system to measure the level of the student`s understanding during lectures.
Dr. Mohamed Al- Azzazi, President of MUST said: “The academic year of 2019 will witness a technological breakthrough to digitize the university in order to transform it into a smart university capable of creativity and competition.”
“The university is keen to provide the society with graduates who keep pace with the requirements of the fourth industrial revolution through the latest adaptation education techniques to serve the educational process and raise the level of university teaching,” Azzazi added.
This is part of the activation of the presidential initiative “A society that learns, thinks and innovates.” MUST is currently working by using many advanced smart systems under the auspices of Khalid Al-Toukhi the Chairman of the Board of Trustees to become a leader in the field of innovations in educational technology, providing full support for such initiative.
On the other hand, Dr. Ahmed Tolba, Vice-President of the University pointed out that the Center for Educational Technology at MUST is developing electronic systems and applications to improve the educational services provided by the university to its students. The center also works on continuous improvement of the performance of both lecturer and student.
“Measuring the level of student`s understanding through the end of the semester`s is an overall assessment aimed at determining the level of the student and granting him a degree in the course,” Tolba said.
“This type of performance assessment has no role in improving the teaching and learning processes of the student so, the center developed a new measuring system depends on the mobile to do many tasks easily. This system will record the students` attendance in the lectures through their mobiles, and also measure the extent of the student’s understanding of the main ideas in the lecture, after the completion of the lecturer to explain the idea and before moving to another idea.” Tolba added.
The lecturer can know the proportion of students who understood the idea so clarify it again or move on to the next idea according to the understanding rate that was measured by the mobile in a few seconds.
It is also possible through the mobile to measure the students` opinion in the level of teaching the lecture and thus questioning the views of students on the go during the lectures. It is also possible to conduct experiments and correct the path instead of the questionnaire at the chapter`s end, which does not provide any benefit to the teaching and learning processes.
It is worth mentioning that this smart system was developed by Dr. Ahmed Tolba and Eng. Muhannad Zekri and will be applied at MUST with the start of the new academic year 2019-2020.
Contributed by Ahmad El-Assasy