UAE Minister of Education Humaid Mohammed Obeid Al-Qattami (2nd R)
Ministry of Education announces opening of its first technology centre to connect students in different emirates. It is raining technology and e-learning for public schools in UAE. After the successful launch of a YouTube channel for students
of UAE public schools, the UAE Ministry of Education has now announced the opening of its first technology centre to connect students in different emirates.
The hub is equipped with massive touch screens that can work as demonstration units for technology solutions and smart education tools. The whole centre is equipped with video conferencing capability that will enable up to 60 people to have a live session and connect all future technology hubs together.
Humaid Mohammed Obeid Al Qattami, UAE Minister of Education, said: "The centre will be a hub for smart education, R&D and experiential educational tools that is located at the UAE Ministry of Education offices in Dubai and across the country connected over etisalat network. The centre with its state-of-the art equipment is in line with our direction towards the implementation of digital schools and smart learning.”
The centre also has a multimedia production room that will be used for making of tutorials and videos which can be shared via the Internet and social media immediately upon filming. The multimedia room is equipped with an electronic white board that is used to create electronic content.
Saleh Al Abdooli, CEO of etisalat UAE, said: "Our role is to utilise the best technology available in the world to provide the best to our people and especially the student community. Etisalat is proud to work with the Ministry of Education again as well as technology partners enabling government initiatives and smart education in the country.'
The ministry has partnered with etisalat and Microsoft for creating the first technology hub as similar hubs are planned for other emirates in the future.
"We believe that empowered educators, supervisors and school leaders will help bring innovation in teaching and learning to the students inside and outside the classroom and enable them with 21st century skills for lifetime employability and entrepreneurship,” said Khalil Abdel Massih, academic programme manager, Microsoft Middle East and Africa.
Source: Khaleej Times