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Dr. Vijay G Padaguri and Mr.Syed Akram Pasha from Business Studies Department, IbriCT presented, a paper titled, " Co-facilitation in higher education: An incremental flipped classroom approach " at the 5th Teaching and Learning Conference, Sohar University, held on 12th September, 2019. This conceptual paper analysed the tremendous scope for the ideation and implementation of co-facilitation in higher education and tried to examine, explore and suggest strategies to optimally utilize the co-facilitation approach.
The Business Studies Department, represented by the HoD, Mr Omar Al-Balushi, participated in the International Conference on “Practical Education and Internationalization in Higher Education” from 6 to 7 October 2019 at Muscat University. The main aim of the conference was to encourage the sharing of experiences and perspectives which will help the Sultanate to bridge the gap between higher education and the industry. Both local and international speakers delivered presentations on different issues related to the higher education sector.
The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit (IEU) organised an awareness program on “Entrepreneurship Development” on Tuesday, 1st of October 2019, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the VIP room. It was delivered by Mr Qais Al-Balushi, Assistant Manager of Training Programs at Oman Academy for SMEs. The awareness program focused on several topics, including the definition of entrepreneurship, success stories of Omani entrepreneurs, sources of business ideas, Small and Medium Entreprises (SMEs) and how to develop a business model. It was attended by 57 students from the three academic departments at the college. At the end of the program, Mr Mohammed Al-Sakiti, head of IEU, gave a certificate of appreciation to the presenter.
The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit (IEU) organised a brainstorming session on Tuesday, 24th September 2019, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at the VIP room. The head of the IEU, Mr Mohammed Al-Sakiti, handled the brainstorming session, which was attended by 10 students from the three academic departments. The main aim of the session was to generate creative ideas to be implemented during the current academic year 2019/2020. The session focused on different areas, including entrepreneurship, technical skills, graduation projects, creativity and innovation.
The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit (IEU) participated in an awareness session on “Al Roya Youth Initiatives Award” on Wednesday, 18th of September 2019, from 10 AM to 12 PM at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Oman in the Governorate of Al Dhahira. The main aim of the session was to create awareness about the areas in which students can apply for “Al Roya Youth Initiatives Award 2019”. Adding to this, the owner of Khairat Al Slami for Omani Sweet, Mr Nasser Al-Sukaiti, shared his personal experiences on how he got successful in this business in the last two decades. The number of students who attended and benefitted from the session was 24.
The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit (IEU) organised an awareness session on “Injaz Oman” program on Monday, 16th of September 2019, from 11:30 AM to 14:00 PM at the VIP room. It was delivered by Mahmood Al-Abri, a graduate of Injaz Oman 2018 and Arab Innovation Academy 2019 in Qatar. The main focus of the session was to create awareness about the eligibility criteria of the program and the stages students need to go through to establish a business. The number of students who attended the session was 40.
The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit (IEU), represented by its member, Mr Shafi Al-Shukri, participated in a workshop on “The Importance of Open Data in Innovation and its Impact on the Labour Market” from 21st to 22nd of August 2019 at Salalah Gardens Hotel. The workshop was organised by the Arab Labour Organisation (ALO). It emphasized on the importance of open data in enhancing entrepreneurship activities in the job market, the role of ALO in the field of open data, the impact of open data on the 4th Industrial Revolution and the opportunities and challenges of open data in the Arab world. It was delivered by experts from both ALO and Oman.
Health and Safety Committee of Business Studies Department conducted presentation on “Hazards of excessive use of mobile phone” for Business Studies students on 10th and 11th June 2019.
The Committee Coordinator Mr. Enthiyaz Khan explained the students how radio frequency energy from mobile phones are harmful for human body. He also explained how to reduce the usage of mobile phones and take safety precautions while using mobile phones. The purpose of conducting this program was to enrich the knowledge of students on hazards of excessive use of mobile phones and the ways to minimize their mobile usage.
The Business Studies Department organised a get-together event on Tuesday 9th July 2019 from 13:00 pm to 14:00 pm, at the VIP room, to celebrate the end of the academic year 2018 - 2019. The head of the Business Studies Department, Mr Omar Al-Balushi, delivered a speech on the key achievements of the Department during the current academic year. He also thanked business staff members for their efforts and contributions wishing them a nice summer holiday. Then, he gave a memento of appreciation to Mr Prasad Who will be leaving the college after this summer semester and Dr Ansurl Haque for being awarded as the employee of the month in June 2019. At the end of the event, there was a lunch buffet with a variety of dishes.
The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit (IEU), represented by four business students, Shihab Al Alawi, Nassr Al Mammari, Yarub Al Mamari and Shoukat Al Balushi, participated in the Leadership and Management Forum on Sunday, 30th June 2019, at Oman Convention and Exhibition Center. The forum was organised by Oman Academy for SMEs. It was delivered by Dr John Maxwell, an internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, and author who has sold over 16 million books. Dr John Maxwell discussed some of the key topics in leadership, including how to become an influential and charismatic leader for life, how to live your life with intention and the five levels of leadership. The four students expressed their satisfaction for attending such a big event and gaining valuable learning experiences.