Abstract—This research aimed at designing and developing an intelligent program to simulate and develop the computer maintenance for the Egyptian universities students to face and manage the computer labs crisis, that result from the student less experience with the basic maintenance skills especially in the computer labs in the Egyptian universities. This could lead to the possibility of infecting the computer devices with virus, defects, non protection for the documents. Many software programs are used to design this intelligent program to simulate the maintenance such as: Adobe Photo Shop, Flash, Screen Virtuoso Pro, Adobe Director and Sound Forge. Research sample was selected from the fourth year students in Educational Technology department, which amounted to (30) students from the Faculty of Specific Education, Ain Shams University. Some tools are prepared to assure the efficiency of the maintenance simulation S/W program as a model that can be applied in Egyptian universities such as: 1- A questionnaire: to identify the skills of preventive maintenance of computer to face crises in computer labs for Educational Technology students from the viewpoint of experts and specialists. 2- A training card: to determine the training needs of students to identify their training skills in Ain Shams University. 3- The proposed simulation S/W program: to increase students skills of preventive maintenance of computer in the Egyptian universities to cope with and manage crises in the computer labs. 4- A prepared test: to measure the extent of the achievements of Educational Technology students from the information contained in the simulation S/W program. 5-Performance observation cards: to determine the level of students performance in Educational Technology and the skills of preventive maintenance of computer to face crises in computer labs. The researcher used the experimental designing, (T. test) to treat the data that obtained from the pre and post application of the study tools on the group, Black's method was used to measure the efficiency of the test analysis and observation results. The results showed that the efficiency of the proposed intelligent program to simulate the computer maintenance skills on the higher education students. It recommends the necessity of using it inside the Egyptian University Labs to avoid the student troubles and the need of providing the computer labs with simulation programs which designed it professionally.
—Simulation, Preventive maintenance, Crisis, Computer Lab
Safaa S. Mahmoud is with the Head of Educational Technology Department Ain Shams University ( e-mail: email@example.com ).
Cite: Safaa S. Mahmoud, "A Proposed Intelligent Simulation Program For Preventive Maintenance Skills in the Egyptian Universities Computer Labs," International Journal of Engineering and Technology
vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 333-345, 2009.