Saudi hosts IT education symposium

Technology and its ability to facilitate learning around the world are the topics of a major conference in Saudi Arabia this week.

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By  Patrick Phelvin Published  March 1, 2004

Technology and its ability to facilitate learning around the world are the topics of a major conference in Saudi Arabia this week. Entitled Technology: the way to global learning, the symposium is taking place in Jeddah on March 2 and 3. Organised by Effat College and sponsored by Al Hoshan Consultants, the symposium will discuss and highlight the progress & use of information technology in the field of education and learning. Local and international experts will discuss and conduct workshops to showcase the use of trends and techniques of IT in the learning and education field. This conference will offer participants hands-on practice and in-depth discussion about using technology in course design, delivery and assessment. The symposium is designed to appeal to teachers, educational policy makers, e-learning specialists, education administrators and developers. Speakers include Lorin Ritchie, who is librarian at American University of Sharjah, where she is currently planning a new 11,000 square metre state-of-the-art library building. Also addressing the symposium is Shameema Parveen, the knowledge officer for Edutech Middle East. Parveen has worked with a range of Edutech customers on areas such as multimedia learning content, e-education platform, Learning Management Systems, computerised testing and assessment and library services. Effat College is a private and non-profit girls college, licensed by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Higher Education.

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