|Dubai is on its E-learning way with Adult Education|
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.