To recap perhaps the most transformative semester at KIC, a general assembly was held to highlight the most important updates, milestones, and achievements that happened during Spring 19/20.
Lead by Dr. Nabil El Kadhi, the assembly revolved around five major topics. Obviously, COVID-19 situation was centric to the discussion since it’s the main reason behind transformations that are happening on a global scale. Evidently, KIC proved to be up to the challenge.
Data shows that digital transformation appeals to the students. According to the internal surveys, the attendance was above 82% and the students were active during the virtual classes, with the percentage of active students being above 91%. To put this into perspective, total attended seats racked at 47K seats and 4.8K face-to-face hours. Another important aspect of distance learning is related to examinations. Amounting to 4,345 exam instances, 183 exams were conducted. Prior to the examinations, 93 dummy exams were conducted. KIC also introduced extracurricular activities to venture beyond the distance learning experience.
Within the scope of KIC Smart Platform, these extracurriculars were related to gamified learning experience and activities that would add value in the context of the lockdown. Kahoot! based gamification mainly targeted KIC students and was carried across the four departments. In addition to that, and as a part of community engagement, KIC rolled out Social Counseling episodes, Crossfit sessions, and Health & Safety episodes. The session also covered increased login dynamics when it came to LRC (Learning Resource Center) resource usage.
Another important highlight is related to a Remote Visit that tested for eLearning Readiness. The visit incorporated prior 10 days preparation, 78 supporting materials, 6 interview sessions with the academics, executives, and students.
The assembly topics also covered the topics pertaining to Institutional visit, e-Learning quick wins, and finally the 18 Month Plan the revolved around accreditation and new programs. Stay tuned for more updates in the future editions of KICconnect.