UAE e-learning boosted by Intel initiative

29/04/2010 - Dubai Investment News
UAE e-learning boosted by Intel initiative

Posted by Neil King

The UAE's Institute of Applied Technology (IAT) has agreed a deal with technology giant Intel for the development of an advanced e-learning curriculum in the country's schools.

In total, seven teachers from IAT piloted the programme before providing constructive feedback to Intel.

Shelly Shott, Intel's senior education manager, said the company's 1:1 e-learning initiative is rapidly being adopted by education authorities across the world. Its aim is to provide teachers with the tools to encourage students to "expand their horizons" through access to the internet and technology, she said.

Abdullatif Al Shamsi, director general of IAT, added: "This initiative is extremely important for the future of education in the UAE...We are looking forward to the full rollout of the curriculum and hope to integrate this into our educational system within a suitable timeframe."

The IAT's five campuses are located in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai, Ras Al Khaima and Al Fujairah.