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King Khalid University, e-Learning

King Khalid University, in its try to lessen the natural fear resulting from examinations, launches a unique experiment to help students perform their exams without paper. King Khalid University, represented by the e-Learning Deanship substituted paper by IPad devices to help hundreds of students in their exams. During the first semester of the current study year 1437-1438 AH, 2760 exams were carried out for a number of subjects in all the colleges of the University. 10450 students did these exams.

Within the University pursuit to take advantage of the modern technology to develop and facilitate the educational process, the University has been the first worldwide in using IPad devices in examinations since 2010 AD. The experiment of using IPads in examinations was successfully applied first in Medicine College and it was a step that was alternative to the traditional exams. At this time, exams were performed easily in classrooms, not in computer labs as usual. The new experiment was received by admiration and satisfaction and it was considered a distinguished leap in using technology in the educational process. This experiment also has created a different kind of education which is enjoyable. After that, the experiment was publicized on the University's other colleges.

Alahmari: modern technology and rapid development in educational field is considered a success partner      

For his part, the Dean of e-Learning Deanship, Dr. Fahd Alahmari, confirmed that the initiative comes within the modern educational vision that makes examination easy and enjoyable. In addition, the new experiment proved the university keenness to rely on technology which the University considered a success partner.

It is noteworthy that the results of applying e-learning in King Khalid University were better than the results of the tradition method. A study done on 2700 students from 60 disciplines, who did traditional and electronic learning, proved that attainment of the students who used e-learning devices was better than other students who relied on the traditional method. In addition, failure percentage has decreased. It was a natural result as the new e-learning method gives the student a space to participate positively and effectively, the thing that didn't exist in the traditional method.  

University students do their exams without paper
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King Khalid University, Media Center

The Deanship of Student Affairs of King Khalid University (KKU), represented by the Vice - Presidency for Development and Quality has offered conducting a number of training courses for the students of the university. The courses seek to improve the creative skills of the students of the university.

The Vice Dean of Student Affairs for Development and Quality, Dr. Abdullah Al Edeid, who is also the General Supervisor stated that the Vice - Presidency launched its training programs for the first semester of this year a week ago, and will continue for 6 weeks, two days a week. Dr. Edeid explained that the diversity of courses aimed at developing capacity, skills, and knowledge, and they offer many skills to the beneficiaries such as presentation, positive thinking, scientific innovation, entrepreneurship, arts and organizing events, and sound engineering. The Vice Dean further clarified that "the deanship will grant to the attendees certificates which are accredited by the General Organization for education and Vocational Training".  He also clarified that those who wish to register on the courses have to visit the following link: https://goo.gl/3LoK6G, or they can come to the headquarters of the Deanship of Student Affairs (for male students) or to the office of Deanship Vice-President for Student Activities (for female students).

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King Khalid University, Media Center

Within the preparations of the university to receive students for the academic year (1435 / 1436 AH), and by the directives of the University President, the Vice-President for Educational and Academic Affairs, Dr. Mohammed Bin Ali Al-Hassoun made inspection visits to a number of boys' and girls' colleges. The visits are to assess the readiness of the colleges to receive students, and to ensure the readiness of necessary facilities such as buildings, classrooms, and safety standard, and to complete maintenance works.

Regarding this issue, Al-Hassoun held a meeting with the Deans of boys' Colleges, and another one via CCTV with the Deans of girls' colleges. During these meetings, the needs of the colleges such as the provision of all necessities, and the harness of all needed possibilities were discussed. Other issues discussed included human resources for the provision of better services to the students, males and females, in addition to ways to overcome any obstacles on the path of contribution to the creation of conducive learning environment under the support of the Government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques - May Allah save Him.

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King Khalid University, Media Center

The Admission and Registration Deanship at King Khalid University announced that it will start receiving applications of students, males and females, who'd like to register as visitor students to King Khalid University for the first semester of the year 1435/1436 AH, starting from Tuesday, 10/30/1435 AH to Saturday, 04/11/1435 AH.

The Deanship explained that the registration will be electronic through the portal of the University: - (http://registration.kku.edu.sa/kku/init).

The Deanship also noted that it will not receive any letter, or form that is delivered by hand. Also, the Deanship calls upon who'd like to register to be obliged to the electronic method of registration, and in the same time be obliged to the available steps, which are set on the site.

On the other hand, the Deanship announced that the students of King Khalid University who'd like to register as a visitor student, registration date will start on 27/10/1435 AH and ends on 11/04/1435 AH). Registration will be at another headquarter of King Khalid University headquarters.

The registration will be electronic through the portal, and there will not be any receiving of any paper models from any student. It is noteworthy that registration will be subject to availability, and those who'd like to register have to ensure the availability of courses offered at headquarter, which they would like to study at.

Finally, the Deanship stated that it is a must for students who would like to register to be sure of the site he / she intends to study at. After that the student can register for the subjects which he/she would like to study at the new headquarter.

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جامعة الملك خالد – المركز الإعلامي

The student at the first year at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Mathematics major at King Khalid University, Mahayl Asir, Hanan Ahmed Mohammed Albargi managed to invent a new way to simplify the calculations in maths, especially the multiplication.

She explained that when she started the Secondary school (courses system), we have to write a research at each grade, and at one level, the title of my research for Mathematics was "Simplify the Calculations," and specifically the multiplication. When I started searching for this topic, looking for all used ways for multiplication, I found, after reconciling God, a new way to multiply the normal numbers.

Albargi confirmed that she displayed this method on two members of the faculty at King Khaled University, who told her that it is a new and innovative way. The student is the first to reach this method, as it is unprecedented.

She said, "Since that time, I decided to test the success rate of the innovative way, compared to the traditional way. So, I went to the school" Elhako ", Girls Primary school, and choose a group aged 11 to 12 years to test them in multiplications by using the new and traditional method. The result was stunning after correcting test papers, the results were as follows:

The success rate of the traditional way is 52%, while the success rate of my innovative way reached 98%. Thus, the innovative method has facilitated solution to the students. "

She added, "Regarding the time, it reduced from 90% in the traditional way to 20% in the innovative one. Thus, the new method facilitated solution and reduced the time it takes to resolve.

She noted that she faced a lot of challenges and difficulties, but when she armed with God first and then the determination, she managed to overcome all those obstacles. She said, "In the first secondary grade, I couldn't obtain good marks in the Math exam. So, I went to the teacher, and asked her to increase my marks and in return, I was ready to do what she wanted. But, she replied ironically saying if you want to improve your marks, you have to invent a theory. Since then, I felt strange challenge led me, after the grace of God, to achieve the invention of a new way to simplify calculations.

Albargi thanked God first then her parents, and all who gave her a hand from King Khalid University, which provided needed support. She said, "I thank the Head of the Department, Prof. Fatima Abbas, Dr. Sedeek Zakaria, and Dr. Ahmedou weld Ahmed."

She added, "What honored me is the support and honor of the President of the University, Prof. Abdul Rahman Bin Hamad Al-Dawoud, and the Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Merae Al-Habash, as well as the Director of the Elementary school and its respected teachers, who enabled me to apply the innovative way on the students.

AlBargi advised all who feels she got talent, to strive to develop it, and to put in mind that impossible isn't existed. When a human believes in his goal and moved away from the disincentives, trying again and never leaving space for failure and despair, God willing, she will reach his goal.

It is worth mentioning that Albargi obtained two medals, bronze, and gold. She also won the ninth place in the Fifth Scientific Conference in Riyadh on the level of the Kingdom. She  obtained more than 50 certificate of appreciation, and 3 shields to the extent that she is called, "the Little Algorithm ", by virtue of her research, which was entitled " Easier Algorithm".

University student succeed in simplifying calculations
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Nowadays exams are proceeded and it is normal to students to be indulged in studying and revising. The students' families try to help and stand next to their children to overcome exams successfully and gain the highest score.

Prayers and Anticipation

Thousands of families are waiting for the results of exams of their children. Every family tries to provide their children with the proper environment to make their achievement and pick the fruit of being tired throughout the year. Exams are usually accompanied by a lot of stress, distress and search for the way that ensure success and excellence. Because the testing period is a short time, many of the students double their efforts during the year in studying. Tests period is accompanied by many positive and negative characteristics. Educators and psychologists warn of resorting to stimulants during this period, because they result in "difficulties in concentration, the dispersion of mind and perhaps insomnia continues beyond the period of the tests".

The positive role of the family

The preparations of families for the season of final exams have become a scary obsession for students and their parents, especially students at the Secondary Grade. Educators confirm that it is necessary to manage time efficiently, organize study time and take a break, as well as sleeping and eating well. The family should take on its shoulders managing time and create the appropriate atmosphere for the examiner to study and revise well without being subjected to psychological pressure and the feeling of fear, anxiety and dread of exams.

A lot of students have a problem in retreating what they have studied as soon as they enter the exam room, or start reading the questions. They are distracted by many questions during the days of revision, and they feel much of symptoms before the exams, such as feeling bored of textbooks and lacking the desire to study anymore, in addition to suffering anxiety, drowsiness and loss, so the student has to escape from studying to watch TV programs or talk on the phone, or overeating because he feels that all information, inside his mind, may evaporate into the air, and feels that his mind couldn't receive anymore information.

The difficulty of studying

Many of psychiatrists and social workers presented some tips to ease the stress and anxiety that haunt the student during studying. They think that if the student accumulates his lessons and doesn't divide his time in studying since the beginning of the school year, he will face difficulty in studying those lessons during exams. Some of the students intensify studying till the late hours in a few days that precede exams, and this causes them tiredness and insomnia, due to the random studying. Therefore, the student will not benefit this kind of studying, which leads to lack of focus and consequently lower marks, despite of his major effort.

Attainment Measures

The exams are nothing but collection of what has been studied, and the scale of what the student has attained throughout the entire semester. The student should stay away from the psychological stress, accumulating lessons, and he should study what he learns in the classroom at first hand at home, so it will be easy for him to revise his lessons during exams period. There is no doubt that if he doesn't do this, he will suffer tiredness, especially when trying to study in lost time, where they will be unable to learn and remember the material in their hands, and it affects negatively on their health when he will suffer depression, despair and feeling of fear of exams, and lack of confidence in their abilities.

Take responsibility

The tests are so a prominent period in a human life, and a way to teach the student to take responsibility. The youth actions, which they do at home, school and street usually appear in the exams, and the follower of the status of young people during testing finds a big retreat in taking the responsibility of exams and  facing difficulties.

There are also some models that run away from confrontation by withdrawing or carelessness and the other type depends on cheating to escape from the responsibility. Escape and recklessness is expected results of the period of adolescence, which is characterized by adventure and innovation and the desire to show up, in addition to what is called, in teenagers' language, "Action", which usually appears through humor, circumvent or numb oneself by hopes and wishes.

Incorrect Culture

There is an urgent, educational need to enable the family to accumulate with dealing with its children in the exams period by altering negative perceptions by another positive ones, providing the children with a quiet environment away from family issues, because the children, during exams need to feel reassured by narrating real and positive stories which root confidence and charge the positive energy inside them. In many cases, the adolescent children are prone to drug dealers and placebo.

Selling illusions

We also call on the students, during exams period, not to take any kind of pills; the sedative ones or that make the student awake for late hours hoping to increase the academic achievement. Dealers are usually active during this period to sell illusion to students, convincing them that pills could increase attainment, but unfortunately they are trapped in the nest of addiction.

Drug Dealers wait for the season of exams to trap the students in addiction. They have their own ways to tempt the students such as lessen the prices or sometimes they give it to students for free or change the names of these pills to attract the students.

So, it is a must to let our sons and daughters recognize the seriousness of smoking and drug abuse. We also must create an atmosphere of calmness and confidence inside our homes, especially during exams, careful follow-up to studying and turning to Allah, the Almighty.

Important Tips

Many students ask about how to face the worries of exams, and how to overcome them. Here, we offer a range of tips that, God willing, contribute to the success of the students after Allah's reconciliation.

Before exam:

- Wake up early.

- Finish studying the key elements of a subject.

- Have your breakfast to keep active.

- Satisfy your parents and don't miss their prayers; this will help to relieve your tension and ease your matter.

- Go to the hall of the test early enough.

 In the testing room:

- Trust in God

- Do not distract yourself with thinking and fear of exams, and remember that the test is a measure of the level of your education, which you gained throughout the year.

- Remember that this is not the first exam you get in and succeed.

Dealing with the exam paper

- Start with the name of Allah , and then type your name and your number.

- Read the determined time to answer.

- Read questions quietly and do not worry about difficult questions.

- Start with the easy questions.

- Leave difficult questions to the end of the exam.

We ask God for reconciliation to students and to make us successful and winners in this World and the Afterlife.

 

 

Harvest the fruits of tiredness
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King Khalid University, Media Center

As Acknowledgment of gratitude, King Khalid University honored a number of its students (male and female), who had achieved excellence and sparkling through their active participation in the Fifth Scientific Conference for the students of Higher Education in the Kingdom.

On this occasion, the President of King Khalid University, Prof. Abdul Rahman Bin Hamad Al-Dawood confirmed that the university, to cherish and honor the participants and moderators of the conference is due to its belief that the full brilliance and success of its students reflect its own success. "

 Al-Dawood praised and celebrated a group of students who represented the University, and their regions during the conference. They achieved advanced places and obtained valuable awards.

After that, 14 students, who participated in the Fifth Scientific Conference were honored. They obtained financial rewards, as well as the President's shield of Excellence. They are Mefareh Hadi Al-Dawas, Abdullah Khalid Alfaifi, Mohammed Hassan Al- Manea, Ali Moaidh Al-Amri, Uohood Amer Al-Shahrani, Khadija Zafar Autef, Mona Abdulla Al Dale, Fayza Awad Al-Shehri, Hanan Ahmed Al-Bargi, Leila Yasser Al-Qahtani , Mona Dham Al-Qahtani, Nora Jaber Al-Abdali , Rafaa Ayed Al-Shahrani, Jawaher Ahmed Al-Amari.

Six of the Faculty Members also were honored. They oversaw the students who participated in the conference, they are: Dr. Abdullatif Hisham Abdul Latif, Dr. Suleiman Abdullah Al-Darman, Dr. Sedek Zakaria Abdul Hamid Sakr, Dr. Ahmed weld Ahmed Salem, Dr. Hesham Salah Mohammed Abed Rabbo, Dr. Samia Abdul Aziz Darwish Mustafa.

Eight of the supervisors on the university delegation has been honored, led by the Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Merae Bin Saad Al- Habash in addition to Dr. Muhammad Ali Al-Shihri, Dr. Nasser Mohammed Al Qmichan, Dr. Hind Saad Al-Qahtani, Dr. Saif Al-Din, Ali Saleh Al-Qahtani, Hani Ahmed Al-Zahrani, Abdullah Ali Al-Shihri, and Mariam Hussein Al Mohea.

In this regard, the student Mona Abdullah Marei Al Dale's father confirmed that such honor is considered a spiritual motivation for the winner students. He clarified, "It is the first seed that will push them ahead in the future  to exert more effort to get more advanced places."

Al Dale thanks the President, the Dean of Student Affairs on this brilliant initiative which pleased them as parents.

King Khalid University, Media Center

The University Scouts, represented by a number of students from different colleges, participated in a workshop titled "Peace Messengers 2". The trip was organized by the Saudi Arabian Scout Association for  university scouts in Saudi Arabia in conjunction with the coordinators of the "Peace Messengers" project and attended by different scout sectors at the World Scout Center, Kandrastej State, Switzerland, from 28/5 to 04/06/1435 AH.

The "Peace Messengers" project aims at developing knowledge and skills and introducing the areas of the project to participants that lead scouts to carrying out their role effectively, both locally and internationally. The delegation was trained by international experts in the field of scouting on the 5 pillars of the project: Peace, Dialogue, Health, the Environment, and Conflict Resolution.

The training programme included topics related to peace regarding its definition, importance, and social issues that could be handled by skills relating to peace. They also learned about planning and building "Peace Messengers" projects, environmental and health issues, and how to handle these issues. Another topic was the local and international "Peace Messengers" strategy, and training sessions about self-improvement.

It is noteworthy that King Khalid University participated in the start of the "Peace Messengers" project, which was launched by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in 1432AH and was funded and supported by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz - may Allah protect him- to the amount of more than 20 million Saudi riyals. 

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