Date Added: Nov 2012
Neural Network (NN) is one of the most important branches of AI that has been applied to an increasing number of real-world problems of considerable complexity from the financial markets to real estate, medicine and education. The most commonly used is multilayer perceptron with back propagation that is capable of representing non-linear functional mapping between inputs and outputs. In this paper, such a net is used to forecast the information technology competency among teacher trainees in the teaching institutes. The system has been developed as a web-based self-assessment information system that can be used to obtain a model for predicting the information technology competency.