ITWorx deploys e-learning system for 50 schools
Dubai, October 19, 2008
ITWorx has implemented its pioneering e-learning system, in both Arabic and English, to 50 El Ghad schools in the UAE.
The project revolutionises conventional teaching by introducing information technology (IT) into all areas of the classroom, dramatically improving the learning experience.
“Introducing IT into all areas of the school environment, not just computer lessons, is absolutely essential if schools are to graduate students capable of succeeding in the 21st century workplace,” said Hafez Hamdy, marketing director at ITWorx, the experts on the Microsoft Learning Gateway (MLG) for schools and higher education.
The system implemented by ITWorx – based on the Microsoft Learning Gateway – will enable students to work at their own pace by accessing materials and tools appropriate to their level from anywhere with an Internet connection.
Teachers will be able to share ideas with colleagues, set assignments for students and manage their administrative tasks, while parents will be able to become more actively involved in their children’s education by viewing their work and communicating with teachers. Parents will even be able to check their children’s attendance, grades, and assessments online.
“E-learning provides us with the opportunity to not only ensure that all our students are well versed in Badria Youssef, director of IT Department, UAE Ministry of Education.
The e-learning system for the 50 schools is linked via a portal that gives Ministry of Education staff, teachers, students, parents, and generally the Internet community, access to information, applications, and services about the e-learning project.
ITWorx has so far trained 80 teachers from El Ghad schools on using the system. The teachers, or mentors, will transfer their newly acquired know-how to other teachers in their respective schools.
ITWorx has already announced a similar scheme to be rolled-out at 27 GEMS schools throughout the country.-TradeArabia News Service