Taibah varsity signs up Pearson for new learning ecosystem
Riyadh, August 13, 2014
Pearson, a leading education publishing and assessment service, has won a contract from Taibah University to roll out an all-inclusive learning ecosystem.
The programme will be implemented as part of the university’s preparatory year programme, which is undertaken by more than 4,000 students each year, the institute said.
The agreement will transform Taibah University from a traditional campus to a fully blended learning environment over the next three years, placing the university at the forefront of digital learning transformation in Saudi Arabia, a statement said.
Under the new agreement, Pearson will provide the university with a comprehensive learning ecosystem complete with an interactive learning experience, digital courseware and lesson plans, and formative assessments.
The company will also provide remediation tools for select subjects and enterprise reporting and data analytics. It will also look into faculty change management and development programmes to assist in the transition, which will help Taibah’s educators become adept in data-driven instruction and blended learning, it said.
Taibah University’s dean of the preparatory year programme, Dr Waleed Bleyhesh Al-Amri, said: “The ecosystem being implemented under the agreement will prove efficient in improving student outcomes by increasing student motivation and attendance. The holistic system that we are employing has been specifically designed to connect with young learners, and make their education more relevant and engaging”. – TradeArabia News Service