2.1 Background of the Problem
Nowadays the use of computers is intensely rising and today it is the fastest growing industry in our economy. There are no age limits before using it, as long as you know how. We always encounter different computer programs, exquisitely edited photos and videos that we enjoy to look up. But behind of all these computer result or output, do you know how it all happened? How a simple image turned to a beautiful picture?
Computer Assisted Instruction is now fashionable, popular in many areas of educational learning and it will help a lot of people especially the students to find out what is behind of this entire computer outcome. This way of learning has been implemented in different areas of the world especially in countries that are in the stage of modernization like the Philippines. This kind of system is very convenient because it is very efficient in terms of time, energy and money. This type of system will be a great advantage and can help you a lot in many things mainly in automated teaching or instructing. Presented with these details, the proponents mean to propose to develop a Computer Assisted Instruction to interest the college students of STI Sta. Maria and provide them an Online Computer Assisted Instruction System to help them in their study and other things that they need to know in the field on Information Technology.
1.2 Overview of the Current State of the Technology
The Computer Society of STI Sta. Maria is planning to perform some Tutorials on some Computer related topics. Some tutorials will be repeated for the benefit of the students that have class on the time when a certain session of tutorial was held. The process of repeating the tutorial for the sake of other students takes a lot of effort for those who will facilitate the tutorial thought repeating all that was demonstrated in the previous session, it will take again time and energy. In one session it can only facilitate 30-40 students, but the school has almost 1,000 of IT students that need the information’s on the tutorial. If all one thousand students like to attend the tutorial so the tutorial needs to split it to more or less 25 sessions that has similar contents. Imagine the efforts that will be needed in the repeated session when we can demonstrate other topics on other sessions.
The tutorial will need a vacant room schedule, a facilitator and a system unit, a set of these requirements will only be used to facilitate a session consisting of a section-like number of people. If a tutorial session last an hour, a day will be needed to complete a single topic tutorial to all sections, imagine all the hard work needed in only to demonstrate a single topic. The problem here bounds to the need of repetition of a tutorial and this repetition has to be solved.
1.3 Project Rationale
The STI-CSMB Computer Society Online Computer Assisted Instruction System is designed to eliminate the need of repeated tutorial session. The CAI system will be very beneficial to students who want to review the tutorial and listen to it again in any place that has internet connection and a computer unit any time. This system also benefits the facilitator because he will not need to repeat again the tutorial for others. The system will also be the storage for the tutorials that the Computer Society will perform. The system is not only for viewing purpose, it will also show an evaluation exam or a quiz for you to evaluate yourself. The system will eliminate the repetition problem as well as the problems that will occur in the tutorials like unheard details and other students’ difficulties. II. Project Description
2.1 Problem Statement
How to develop an online computer assisted instruction system that will catch the interest of the students of STI Sta. Maria when it comes to computer related topics in order to eliminate the repetition of tutorial session that the Computer Society conducted. Specific Problem
* How does the proponent design a website that will catch the interest of the students with a user-friendly environment using different tools. Students are of different age, level of understanding and knowledge about navigating a website using different design and lay-outing software the proponents eliminate all the confusing factors of the website design that makes the user confused and avoid misunderstanding about a tutorial uploaded in the website.
* How to develop a webpage that can provide tutorial videos from Computer Society’s Project. It is one of the major problems when the skills of the students do not match the requirement of the tutorial. The tutorial that makes sure that it provides full information that are needed in the topic. * How does the proponent construct a module which can generate reports track and display all of the requested tutorials. The proponents learn that everyday they can receive request from the students and other visitors. The system must generate reports to be passed to the Computer Society for the analysis of request. * How does the proponent design a module that will securely store the tutorial videos and prevent lost of data. The uploaded tutorials are prone to data loss for they are uploaded in a server that we cannot access tangibly. The proponents must design a module that will keep a back-up of all the uploaded data. 2.2 Proposed Research Project
2.2.1 General Objectives
To develop an Online Computer Assisted Instruction that will help the students to learn more in their different respective Computer Topics. 2.2.2 Specific Objectives
* To design a website that will catch the interest of the students with a user-friendly environment using different tools. Using Adobe Photoshop CS4 the proponents can develop the layout of the website; the layout must be corporate since it is a school website with the use of Adobe Dreamweaver the layout will be edited and the proponents can provide an easy and user-friendly environment that can suit to different types of students. * To develop a webpage that will monitor the status of requested tutorials. The students have the ability to request a topic. The proponents must be able to post the most frequently requested tutorials. The students can also view other request if it is granted or not. * To create a website that will post tutorial videos from Computer Society’s Project. The website will provide tutorial videos that contain information that an IT student needs. Tutorials must be helpful and understandable for the students understanding. * To design a website that will securely store the tutorial videos and prevent lost of data. The uploaded data must be secured and must have a back-up when there is an update in the website. Any update must be documented or listed. The website must also be secured from any harm brought by internet viruses or hackers.