The annual IT project display at Ras Al Khaimah Men’s College has once again showcased the talents of the college’s IT students.
Project teams set up exhibits which provided detailed information about each group’s project, and actively engaged faculty and students in exploration of their work.
Visitors were able to tour each exhibit, and hear from the designers about the inspiration for their project, learn about the entire development process, including decision-making and challenges, and interact with the final product – a functioning website and associated databases.
For Level 6 students, the IT major project required them to identify an area in the community which would be well-served by a non-profit organization. Each team then collaborated to use their considerable skills in e-commerce to develop support for such a non-profit, rather than corporate venture.
“I have to say that the overall design qualities of the students’ material this year was really super. From the brochures, posters and displays, down to the actual websites, students really demonstrated sound understanding of both the principles of marketing and elements of graphic design,” said Business/IT faculty Jo Denholm.
Level 8 students chose a business in the community, and examined it in order to identify and suggest a way for it to improve its operations, and revenue.
BAS student and RKM Education Technician Saeed Al Hebsi notes, “The best thing about the project was being able to discuss and explain our project to so many different people. This chance really helped us with our ability to talk about our work. It gave us real-life experience.”
The students’ enthusiasm to share their projects clearly shows their engagement with learning. Groups reached out to visitors, and urged them to post comments or give them feedback on their work– clearly valuing customer input.
The exhibition is a superb way for Foundations students to learn more about the IT program at RKM, and serves each year as a way in which students and faculty from all programs celebrate excellence in education in Ras Al Khaimah.