Saturday, March 30, 2019

Solving Problems And Making Decisions

solution Problems And Making DecisionsSitesPower is a cookery institute specialized in providing expert courses in IT and courses in backing Management fields. It is based in Dubai and with a branch in Sharjah. It has been approved by the UAE Ministry of Education and it is an approved and licence institute from awarding bodies like ILM, Autodesk, and Microsoft etc. whose courses and preparednesss ar delivered in the institute.As a flight simulator in SitesPower, I provide cultivation courses in ICDL, Microsoft Office Applications (2007-2010), and a wide range of certified courses in Business Management to deliver specific skills that assimilators need. Also, I accomplish a administer of tasks assigned to me by my manager, and that requires a lot of cartridge holder, effort and preparation to empty those tasks on time.Trainers reflexion well-nigh worrys in pedagogy programs, but much or less of these problems argon frequent and sometimes worrying, such as problems of students failing in the ICDL trial runs, and delay in receiving the certificate due to students repeating the course or not world able to complete the course.Before talking slightly this issue, I will explain through the following chart the administrative and organizational structure of the training centre SitesPower Sharjah branch in which I work therePresent situation (Analysis of the problem)The International computer private road License Course (ICDL) is the intimately important certificate for a hulking number of employees or trade seekers, particularly in government jobs in the United Arab Emirates. For this reason, the demand for this certificate has increased over m whatsoever old age and has become a key requirement for employment in many companies. Beca purpose of its enormousness, the candidates enrol in our training centre programs and attend ICDL classes for the preparation for ICDL tests so as not to be an obstacle to access to jobs or losing their re ceived jobs. The main problem that we face with these courses is the tribulation of some students in the ICDL tryouts, and thereof they will not own the certificate or causing a delay to observe the certificate due to repetition of the course or the mental testing, which leads to a major embarrassment and might lose job opportunities. premier(prenominal) of all, I will explain the components of the ICDL sessions, rules and how to obtain the certificate in indian lodge to understand the ca maps of students besides-ran in the interrogations.ICDL Course consists of the following ModulesIT (Information Technology)Using Computer and Managing Files (Operating System)Word Processor (Microsoft Word)Spread Sheets (Microsoft Excel)Database (Microsoft Access)Presentations (Microsoft PowerPoint)Web browsing and Communication (Internet adventurer Outlook Express)This course duration is seven weeks, i.e. average of 9 hours for separately module. The candidate must pass the exam asse ssments for each module to obtain the certificate. Exams are provided on the web through a software program, and its files contains exercises shown on a computer screen and questions bar shown on the screen with a time calculator to calculate the time required to complete the test. The Exam timing prescribed for each subject is 45 minutes. Questions are categorize into groups according to the exam module, but the numbers of questions for each module are 36 questions. The Candidate should consequence these questions within 45 minutes and has to get the rate of 75% or more to pass in the exam.establish on the preceding(prenominal), the main problem I encounter during teaching and training students for the exam is some repetition in these certification exams and this will take up negatively on the students and too on the training centre and its employees. on that point are many reasons that I will clarify them later, some of these reasons areInefficient trainee using the computer Inability to concentrate during the rag and gum olibanum no interaction with the instructor. wish of opportunity to review the material and training tests on these exams.The student may not be able to answer all questions within the time allocated for the exam.Student may face a problem in understanding the wording of the question.There are reasons joined to the technical aspects of the ICDL Exams online, hardware and software used may affect the go out of the exam and cause the failure of the student.We can classify the above mentioned problems into twain categoriesFirst Expected problemsProblems associated with weak efficiency trainee in using the computer, Exam system, and inability of the trainee to answer all questions within the limited time. These problems occur continuously, and we face them in every training session includingNumber of students enrolled in the training course.Difference in the level of competencies and comprehension of the trainees in using the computer . number Unexpected problemsThe technical problems associated with the exam system, the computer used by the trainee during the exam or software used by trainee to answer questions. These problems occur a few(prenominal) and only appear during the exam, but may cause either knock back the exam or failure of the trainee and thus give him a encounter to repeat the exam a descend.The problems that I mentioned earlier, both expected and unexpected adversely affect everyone.First of all The candidate will be bear on by these problems due to the failure and delay in receiving the certificate, which means losing job opportunities or may lead to termination of employment. Other candidates will overly be affected by these problems because of their fear from making the same mistakes and problems that build occurred with their colleagues and thus will affect their self-confidence and possibly lead to failure as well.Secondly these problems might also affect the training centre, as it m ay lead to bad reputation of the training centre as it was unable to address the problems of the trainees and its inability to help the candidate wreak these problems and run into their success in the exam.Thirdly These problems will also affect the trainer in winning part of the responsibility for the failure of the trainee.One of the most important goals that I am trying to achieve through firmness these problems mentioned above and in cooperation with the management is to help the trainees to achieve their objective to be certified by developing their computer skills to look getting that certificate. by dint of achieving the objective of the trainees, training centre will achieve its goal and gain a special position among the other accredited training centres in the region.The failure to take any actions to address these problems that I have mentioned above and solve them, will lead to increase the gap betwixt the trainees and the training centre and unable to achieve the training centres goals and the trainees objectives.Investigation and identification of practical solutions to the problemWhen I started my job at the centre in 2006, as a trainer, I was assigned to give ICDL courses and train candidates on the ICDL make exams. A lot of candidates joined our training centre programs at that time to get the ICDL certificate. Some of them faced many problems in the exams and failed to get the certificate. During that time, I didnt realize the reasons of those candidates who were failing in the exams.Gathering the informationAfter a few months, the management asked me to start monitoring ICDL exams due to lack of exams testers. tho I had to be qualified first in order to be authorized as a tester to monitor these exams. Therefore, I took a training course in the ICDL office in Dubai Internet urban center on how to monitor and solve problems that might occur during the exams. After fetching this course, I had started to understand and analyse the r easons for why candidates were failing in these exams and also to know the nature of ICDL questions. And analyse historical records of exams and result reports. After erudite this, I decided to help candidates to overcome all problems of the exams plus for being an exam tester.In Summary, I gathered the information about the problem from the following sourcesMy evaluation of the candidates skills during the lectures.Monitoring the ExamsReports of the ExamsEvaluation of Possible SolutionsFishbone is a track of analysing problems Super Series from ILMBased on the information gathered above, I have decided to use the Fishbone Tool to analyse this issue by identifying the main reasons and the subsets as shown in the diagram belowProblems in the meshing systemDifficult terms set out in some exam questionsLack of maintenance of devices before the exam by computer techniciansErrors in the booking of exams for candidatesProblems in the live exam systemProblems in the hardware and softwa re in the users computerThe difference between the candidates in their skillsThe number of candidates in the ICDL courseno interaction with the instructor during the lectureNo preparation prior to examLack of practicing on bemock examsLack of computer skillsCauses of student failure in ICDL ExamsCandidatesICDL CourseEquipmentEmployees give way Exam SystemBy using the Fishbone analysis tool, I managed to pull in all the reasons that might cause the students failure in the exams. After that, I conducted a survey among the candidates in a scale of pertain and importance from (1-5), where (No.1 is very weak) and (No. 5 very strong)Identify the areas of improvement that can amend the overall performance of the candidate in the exam.To know the level of impact on the students failure in the examsNo.The Reason of student failure in the ICDL Exams123451Weakness in skills, and incompetence and inability to use computer by trainee31.58%10.53%21.05%15.79%21.05%2No enough time allocated for training on the institutionalize exams at home or at office15.79%10.53%15.79%31.58%26.32%3 little time of training on the sample exams in the classroom47.37%10.53%36.84%5.263%4The inability to interact with the instructor and the inability to understand his explanation of the modules31.58%31.58%15.79%21.05%5Uncertainty, and lack of understanding of examination program and not knowing how to use it during the exam by the student26.32%26.32%31.58%5.263%10.53%6Lack of understanding of exam question because of the barrier of the terms used in the exam26.32%21.05%21.05%21.05%10.53%7Exam time is not enough36.84%15.79%31.58%5.263%10.53%8 proficient problems associated with the exam software21.05%15.79%31.58%26.32%5.263%9Technical problems related with the computer user in the exam or technical problem in its software.36.84%26.32%21.05%10.53%5.263%10Lack of the trainer experience and skills89.47%10.53%11ICDL Books and materials47.37%21.05%5.263%10.53%15.79%Depend on the result shown in t he table above I discovered that the most important reasons of student failure in the ICDL Exams wereWeakness in skills, and incompetence and inability to use computer by traineeNo enough time allocated for training on the practice exams at home or at officeTechnical problems associated with the exam softwareLack of understanding of exam question because of the difficulty of the terms used in the examRecommended implementation plan to solve problemAccording to the results mentioned above, I have recommended to management the idea of pickings the advantages of some features that we got form ICDL office, like booking for candidates ICDL exams at convenient and also provide them with practice exam separate.In addition, I have firm some other actions that would help solving these problems. These actions consist of the following points meet the number of candidates in each session with maximum number of 12 candidates.Increase the number of scheduled hours for each subject if necessary, and making more practices in the class.Provide each student with practice exam cards with 20 hours training to conduct the necessary training before the exam either in their offices, homes or even in the training centre. justify the exam system for students at the beginning of each session, providing them with important advices and guidelines to ensure their success in the exam.Aware candidates of the importance of the exam timing, and the importance of tell the questions quickly.Getting help from the computer technician during candidate taking the ICDL exams, to resolve any technical problem that appears during the test.Update the computers and replacing the old one with hot one.Making a routine and regular check on the computers, and specially before the ICDL exams.Print the result report of the student after taking the exam when necessary, in order to study the wrong answers with the student to obviate these mistakes next time.After applying these recommendations, and monito red its effectiveness and impact, we managed toIncrease the success rate of the ICDL exams. burn the percentage of the problems appearing in these exams to the minimum.Improve the performance of the candidates using of computers. arrange self-confidence of trainees in the exams.Following table show the different between ICDL Results through three years 2011 2012 -2013201120122013 (January)Pass42.85714%70.58824%71.42857%Fail57.142857%29.411765%28.571429%

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