e-Learning conference comes to Dubai

The challenges of providing online education in the Arab world will be discussed at an e-learning conference in Dubai this month.

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By  Patrick Phelvin Published  March 4, 2004

The challenges of providing online education in the Arab world will be discussed at an e-learning conference in Dubai this month. e-TQM College, the electronic college offering online courses in Total Quality Management (TQM) in the Arab world, will be holding the conference at the Dubai World Trade Centre on March 22. The conference is designed to raise awareness of e-learning and highlight the many benefits it offers. A number of local and international e-learning experts will be addressing the event. There will be three keynote speakers, followed by a panel discussion. Key participants in the panel discussion will be Dick Carlson, the international expert behind several online learning projects in various US industries in the US such as software training, adult business education and K-12 curriculum. Matt Wasowski, marketing director of Horizonlive, which is one of the first internet-based interactive learning platforms in the world, will also be participating in the online discussion. Professor Mawdudur Rahman, Director of Suffolk University and the UK’s Suffolk Online Programs, will speak about the web learning programs that allow students to obtain degrees as full-time, part-time or executive MBA students at Suffolk University. “We have the support of internationally renowned e-learning professionals for our conference, the first of its kind in the Arab world. The keynote speakers addressing the conference are among the best in the world of e-learning. Many of the speakers are already associated with e-TQM College on a regular basis, either as e-mentors or e-tutors,” says Dr Mansoor Al Awar, director, e-TQM College. There will be three key speakers at the conference, all of whom are associate deans at e-TQM College. Professor Mustafa Alshawi will address the critical elements for successful delivery of e-learning environments. Professor Zahir Irani will focus on the benefits and challenges of e-learning in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, while Professor Mohamad Salmi will discuss the impact of e-learning on organisational learning and achieving excellence whilst examining current practices.

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