HCT-Dubai, Women’s Campus, CIS students tackle hot issues in their 20 research papers

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Published January 31st, 2013 - 05:16 GMT
HCT – Dubai
HCT – Dubai

The Computer and Information Science (CIS) students of HCT – Dubai, Women’s Campus, submitted 20 research papers tackling hot issues including The Influence of Technology on Children’s Health and “A Case Study of Using Proxy to Bypass Government’s Blocked Websites in UAE”.

The students presented their research findings during the First “CIS Students Research” day. Their presentations were assessed by the CIS Faculties and HCT Masters graduates. The selected best 2 papers will be submitted to suitable International Conference overseas and the students will travel and present their papers if selected.

The remaining 18 papers will be submitted to local conferences and award-given events.

One of the research papers entitled “Impact of Twitter in the educational sector in UAE” identified and analysed the positive and negative impacts of Twitter amongst the students in the UAE and proposed methods to use Twitter effectively for educational purposes.

“The Influence of Technology on Children’s Health” investigated and proposed methods that might help parents to deal with their children’s addiction to technology and protect them from health issues that they might face while the paper “A Case Study of Using Proxy to Bypass Government’s Blocked Websites in UAE” highlighted the reasons for which the users use proxy to bypass government blocked websites in UAE and to identify if blocking some websites in educational institutions is a successful strategy.

“A Case Study in UAE: Advantages of using online resources instead of books in undergraduate colleges” identified the advantages of using online resources instead of using books in the UAE colleges by undergraduate students.

The research paper “Why UAE Female Students avoid IT and Computer Science majors” investigated the reasons behind Emirati females losing interest in studying unattractive majors to study.  A group of students highlighted in their research paper “The negative effects of IPad usage by children by age group of 3 to 10 in UAE” since ipads is becoming more popular in our society allowing people to use it in multiple functions.

Another group discussed in their research paper the negative impact of social networking specifically Twitter in UAE.

Background Information

Higher Colleges of Technology

The Higher Colleges of Technology is the largest higher education institution in the UAE, renowned for its leadership in applied and technological education. Around 23,000 students attend 16 modern men’s and women’s campuses across the UAE – in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Al Dhafra, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, and Fujairah.

 

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