p-ISSN 2146-796X
e-ISSN 2146-7978
Yunus Söylet

Recep Öztürk
Salih Murat Akkın
Süphan Nasır

Associate Editors
Burak Önal
Harun Serpil
Yiğit Yurder
2020 Volume 10
Deomed Publishing
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Volume 4, Issue 1, April 2014,
Page(s): 32-43
Empirical Research
Received: October 7, 2013; Accepted: March 25, 2014; Published online: April 22, 2014
doi:10.2399/yod.14.004; Copyright © 2014, Deomed
Application to the Computer Science Course at Omar Al-Mukhtar University, Libya
Aisha Othman (E-mail), Crinela Pislaru, Ahmed Impes
School of Computing & Engineering, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK
This paper provides an identification of the existing skills gap between school-based learning (SBL) and laboratory-based learning (LBL) in the Computing Department within the Faculty of Science at Omar Al-Mukhtar University in Libya. The authors developed a questionnaire which was completed by lecturers, laboratory demonstrators and students. The aim was to discover these stakeholders' perceptions about the gap between the students' skills during SBL activities and those required by LBL sessions. The questions referred to skills related to three learning domains: cognitive, psychomotor and affective. The findings show there are two most significant IT skills gap and group work skills, and others are lack of materials, lack of understanding of theoretical issues necessary to perform exercises, limited access to IT, a lack of development processes, poor curriculum review and limited links between practical tasks and theoretical content. The results of quantitative and qualitative analysis of the responses were used to develop an LBL skills model comprising the hard and soft skills required for lab sessions. This proposed model will be used to design and develop supplementary teaching and learning activities and materials which will increase the quality of student learning and satisfaction.
Keywords: School-based learning (SBL), lab-based learning (LBL), e-learning, Bloom's taxonomy, cognitive domain, psychomotor domain, affective domain, soft skills.
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