King Khalid varsity deploys Edutech solutions
Riyadh, December 13, 2009
Edutech, a leading provider of educational solutions and services, has implemented an integrated eLearning solution for King Khalid University (KKU) in Saudi Arabia.
The deployment of the full suite of eLearning system is aimed at providing 21st century learning to over 70,000 students by helping them align, collaborate, engage and innovate through various eLearning initiatives.
The solutions provided include a comprehensive learning management system, virtual classrooms, collaboration tools, content authoring and capturing tools, and digital repository systems.
“Our history as an institution formed through the merger of two universities and numerous community colleges with multiple campuses has made standardising learning methodologies and processes a true challenge,” said Dr Abdullah Alwalidi, director of e-learning Center, King Khalid University.
“As one of the biggest centres of learning in the Kingdom, we have made a decision to adopt eLearning as a tool to offer quality education, better student and faculty experience, and streamlined teaching and learning processes.”
In addition to promoting standardised learning, the implementation has also paved the way for KKU to embrace the concept of distance learning through virtual classrooms. By capturing and broadcasting classroom sessions to students across all their campuses, the university has increased its effectiveness in imparting teaching to a geographically dispersed student base.
Furthermore, Edutech also conducted training for over 200 staff and faculty at KKU to facilitate seamless hand-over of systems and processes.
“We are very proud of this implementation that we have rolled out for King Khalid University, as it successfully addressed the University’s needs and has placed them in a position where they can effectively create and sustain an eLearning culture within their entire academic community,” concluded ASF Karim, CEO, Edutech.-TradeArabia News Service