Why Graded Assessment for Undergraduates During the COVID-19 Lockdown? An Experience IntrospectionThis is a retrospective evaluation of the Higher Colleges of Technology’s student assessments during the COVID-19 lockdown, reflecting the deployment of graded student assessments during the lockdown, to enable students to progress through their courses and/or graduate on time. This adopted practice also maintained the quality and rigor of academic awards by HCT.
Instructional and Business Continuity Amid and Beyond COVID-19 Outbreak: A Case Study from the Higher Colleges of TechnologyHCT called for an all-online delivery starting March 22, 2020 after a two-day pilot in the preceding week. HCT readiness is a result of orchestrating: an ecosystem perspective on digital transformation, a forward-looking institutional strategy that has technology utilization as a major pillar, an education technology strategy, and a comprehensive set of intelligent learning tools.
Alternative Digital Credentials—UAE’s First Adopters’ Quality Assurance Model and Case Study.An academic paper, co-authored by HCT members, relating to the use of Alternative Digital Credentials in the UAE has been published by Springer Singapore in a 2022 book entitled, “Artificial Intelligence in Education: Emerging Technologies, Models and Applications”. The paper, entitled “Alternative Digital Credentials—UAE’s First Adopters’ Quality Assurance Model and Case Study”, is co-authored by:
- Samah El-Farra, Manager of Assessments
- Dr. Saud AlDajah, Executive Dean, Faculty of Engineering Technology & Science
- Professor Abdullatif AlShamsi, HCT President & CEO
- Dr. Jihad Mohaidat