ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | Jan. 4, 2023
A Study on Mobile Phone Usage by the University Students in Oman
Dr. V. Vishnukanth Rao, Mawada Abdullah Alwaaili, Zainab Juma Al-abdali, Fakhari Suliman Alshaaili
Page no 1-9
Mobile phones is playing an incredible role in the hands of the younger generation and becoming an integral part of survival, even some have even gone to the extent of saying that they would rather survive without food for a day than without their mobile phones. Mobile phones are both a curse and a boon to the newer generation as phones are being primarily used for education and entertainment purposes; it also inculcates a lot of ill habits in the younger generation. The purpose of this research is to understand the usage of mobile phones for academic, personal and other reasons by the students of university in Oman. To shed light on the nature and sensitivity of the mobile phone usage on students and its effect on them. The main objective of the research is to understand the perceptions and effects of mobile phone usage by the University students in Oman. The outcomes of the study will be beneficial for students and university administrators for improving existing mobile phone usage to be more effective for the benefit of University students. The research is descriptive and structured questionnaire is administered through google forms for collecting the primary data. The Population is 796 including all the levels of students in business department (i.e Diploma, Advanced diploma and B.tech). The sample size is 266 with (95% confidence level). Stratified convenient sampling method is used to collect data from the students of business department at University in Oman. As the data collected is not normally distributed, so Non- Parametric tests like Man Whitney-U-test and Kruskal wallis test is used for testing the hypothesis. Findings revealed that there is a difference of opinion among respondents on gender and time spent towards Perception, hindrance factors and the effect of the mobile phone on students learning activities. Future research can be extended to factors like social and family related issues to get a better idea about the research. Further it can also be extended to schools in Oman to know the students basic understanding and usage of mobile phone and its impact on them.
REVIEW ARTICLE | Jan. 17, 2023
Implementing Innovative Teaching and Learning Strategies
Umme Thayyiba Khatoon, Ms. Ruba Ahmed Mohammad Bakreen, Ms. Raghad Masri
Page no 10-12
Today's classrooms need to undergo a drastic transformation if we are to unlock the young of the nation's limitless potential. A nation like Saudi Arabia cannot afford to revert to the old ways of educating its citizens given the rapid technological advancements occurring around the world. Even more so now since Saudi Arabia is the country with the biggest number of young people in the entire globe. But if one is not properly trained to meet the challenges of the world and make a significant contribution to sustainable development, physical strength is pointless. By implementing new and engaging teaching and learning strategies for pupils, education today needs to undergo a transition. Without proactive measures, it would be challenging to keep up with the rate and direction of world development. The purpose of this essay is to investigate how, in this age of innovation and technology, institutions, classrooms, mentors, and teachers may work together to spark a revolution. It's not necessary to use the most advanced technology in the classroom in order to employ innovative teaching techniques. Instead, innovative teaching involves proactively implementing new pedagogical approaches and techniques in the classroom. These innovative teaching techniques are being used to raise academic standards, address pressing issues, and advance equitable learning. This youthful generation needs to be kept on the correct path and properly developed, and teachers and educational institutions have a big part to play in that.
REVIEW ARTICLE | Jan. 26, 2023
Transforming HRM: The Impact of Social Media on HR Practices
Ms. Samreena Jeelani, Mr. Mohd. Aamir Hussain
Page no 13-15
The days when HR professionals would organize meetings and execute policies no longer exist. Instead, they are now focused on creating and implementing new strategies and procedures. With the rise of social media, just a few clicks or a post on Facebook or another online platform is enough to publicize a change in the organization. This article aims to analyze the impact of social media on various HR practices like (talent acquisition, talent management, performance management, talent retention and employer branding) and also explores the various risks associated with these practices. This article aims to help corporate pioneers and managers implement social media as an instrument to manage their organizations' policies and practices.