Hamdan University plans digital media project
Dubai, July 5, 2011
Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University (HBMeU) has signed a deal with BCS, The chartered institute for IT in the UK, to implement a pilot digital media project in the GCC, the Levant region and Egypt.
A leader in the field of e-learning and quality management in the Arab World, Hamdan University said the deal was aimed at improving the expertise of learners to work with digital media.
Under the agreement, HBMeU will be the region’s exclusive licensee of digital creator, which is a powerful tool developed by the Institute to facilitate learning in digital media.
The agreement is in line with HBMeU’s efforts to strengthen its network of partners in its mission to equip learners with skills and competencies in the areas of innovative teaching and learning, the university stated.
With this deal, HBMeU is expected to capitalize on its expertise in the realm of e-learning and its extensive network of contacts and partner organizations in the region to ensure the successful implementation of Digital Creator.
Commenting on the launch, Dr Narimane Hadj Hamou, Learning & Academic Development, assistant chancellor of HBMeU, said: 'Digital Creator is a very effective tool that will enhance the learning experience of students and equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge to work with digital media.'
'We are therefore pleased to sign the agreement with BCS to be the exclusive licensee of Digital Creator. This partnership reinforces HBMeU’s efforts to cultivate a culture of innovation and creativity through the use of advanced technologies and concepts in learning.'
Saam Nikravi, international business manager, BCS, said: 'HBMeU has an excellent track record as a leading institution for e-learning and we are therefore eager to take advantage of their expertise and extensive network to introduce the Digital Creator concept in the region’s education sector.'
Dr Narimane Hadj Hamou said the university was optimistic that digital creator will be an invaluable instrument in developing the IT proficiency of learners across the region especially given that possessing digital media skills is vitally important in today’s highly competitive job market.-TradeArabia News Service