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Factors that influence oral presentations of engineering students of Pakistan for workplace environment

Kakepoto, Inayatullah and Habil, Hadina and Mohd. Omar, Noor Abidah and Said, Hamdan (2012) Factors that influence oral presentations of engineering students of Pakistan for workplace environment. Information and Knowledge Management, 2 (7). pp. 70-78. ISSN 2224-5758 (Print); 2224-896X (Electronic)

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Oral presentations have acquired significant importance in the world of work especially in the field of engineering. Industry demands a new type of engineer equipped with new competencies and skills to promote business of organizations. Twenty five (25) engineering students from 2 engineering universities of Pakistan participated in this study. Purposive sampling method was used for data collection since participants were selected on specific criteria of only final year engineering students. All presentations were video recorded to capture actual barriers than perceived barriers of engineering students. Data were analyzed qualitatively through oral presentation assessment rubric. This assessment rubric contained four traits such as presentation skill, confidence, nervousness and vocal variety. Three assessors assessed these oral presentations in order to overcome researcher bias. The results of the study indicated that poor presentation skill, poor confidence and nervousness influenced effective oral presentation performance of engineering students. The findings of the study can be used as a guideline to prepare better human capital for workforce which is demand of modern industry to increase its workplace productivity.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Oral presentations, engineering students, workplace environment
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions:Language Academy
ID Code:32688
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:17 Jun 2013 15:15
Last Modified:25 Mar 2019 16:18

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