Skip to main content

Dubai kick starts its E-learning system

Dubai is on its E-learning way with Adult Education
Dubai, (UAE): Dubai’s catching them first policy continues in E-learning system also. As the world all over is striving adopt digital learning Dubai has also started its initiative in E-learning.

Now as a first step, the Ministry of Education, Dubai has succeeded in their attempt to convert four adult education books into interactive e-books. And Humaid Mohammad Al Qutami, Minister of Education, has launched this first set of adult education digital textbooks in a function recently. This digitization process is being progressed with the help of Etisalat and United Group of Education.

Emirates Telecommunications Corporation, branded trade name Etisalat , is a UAE based telecommunications services provider, currently operating in 15 countries across Asia, the Middle East and Africa. It has an academy christened as Etisalat Academy that is positioned in the market to fill in the gap between traditional schooling and professional life by providing trainingprograms to include Telecom, IT, Business, HR Consulting and Assessments. Etisalat Academy will spearhead the e-learning education programme with the help of United Group of Education.

The Ministry of Education has also announced lately its decision to digitise the adult education system so people can study in the comfort of their homes.

To implement the ‘Distance learning for adult education’ project, the ministry signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with etisalat and United Group for Education. As part of the MoU, etisalat will provide internet access, it will also provide a Cloud Computing services to store digital information and provide technical consultancy to support the implementation and the development of the project.

Four adult education books have also been chosen to be transformed into interactive e-books for those who attend grade 12 literature classes, that includes the subjects biology, history, Arabic and math.

An electronic platform will also be created for the adult students to access all the required educational material from home.

Speaking about the project, Al Qutami said it aims to make the pursuit of education more attractive to adult learners in order to maintain the UAE’s less than 1 per cent illiteracy rate and reduce it even further.

Popular posts from this blog

Cisco to train Omani graduates in Amsterdam

Muscat, (Oman): Cisco Systems has announced it is to select graduates from colleges and universities in Oman for a two-year training abroad, Muscat Daily , an English Daily from Oman, has reported.

This is part of Cisco mission of helping Oman to utilise its potential in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector through its training programmes. “We will receive applications till the end of this month and the shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in May. Those selected will begin their training in Amsterdam in July,” said Iyad al Chammat, general manager of Cisco Systems in Yemen, Oman and Afghanistan. The company is also offering a six-month internship programme in Oman for third and fourth year students, he said.

“In Oman, we are paying back to the community through our academies. We have 20 academies in the sultanate, including those at the Sultan Qaboos University, Higher College of Technology, and CAS,” Chammat said.

Al Chammat also noted that Cisco has 20 ac…

Astronomy in the Arab world discussed at AUS

Sharjah, (UAE): American University of Sharjah (AUS) held a high-impact seminar entitled Steps for an Arab Astronomy Renaissance at its campus on May 14, 2014. The event, which was held in partnership with Nature Publishing Group (NPG) and the Dubai Astronomy Group (DAG), drew a large audience comprising students, faculty members, university officials as well as members of the public.

The seminar, which was hosted by Mohammed Yahia—editor ofNature Middle East and a prominent science journalist who also represented Nature Arabic Edition, a scientific publication in Arabic by Nature Publishing Group—was a follow up on the article on the state of Arab astronomy published earlier in Nature by Dr. Nidhal Guessoum, Professor of Physics and Associate Dean, College of Arts and Science. The event featured a number of exciting presentations, including an engaging review of the state of Arab astronomy by Dr. Guessoum.

Commenting on the importance of seminars such as these throughout the region, Ya…

Second Pakistani University opens in UAE

RAS AL KHAIMAH, (UAE): One more Pakistani University has started its operations in Ras Al Khaimah with a mission to provide good quality affordable education for Pakistani families living in UAE. Name as “Abasyn University”, the new educational platform will offer degree courses to the 800 to 1,000 pupils who comes out of Pakistani high schools in the UAE every year.

Previously Szabist University in Dubai was the only Pakistani university in the emirates. Abasyn’s Ras Al Khaimah centre is its overseas branch campus. As a famed brand in Pakistan, the Abasyn University has campuses in Peshawar and Islamabad. Abasyn University is considered to be more affordable as it charges only Dh1,200 a month. This makes it more affordable than Szabist which charges Dh1,900, and Abasyn is significantly cheaper than other institutions.

On average, university fees in the UAE start at about Dh25,000 a year. However, for anything science or engineering based, costs can rise to more than Dh45,000.The…