IBM aims to boost science learning in Jordanian schools

IT behemoth IBM has teamed up with the Jordanian Ministry of Education to implement new technologies for teaching science in the country’s schools as part of the IBM TryScience programme.

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By  Duncan MacRae Published  February 11, 2007

IT behemoth IBM has teamed up with the Jordanian Ministry of Education to implement new technologies for teaching science in the country’s schools as part of the IBM TryScience programme. The programme is an interactive, multimedia educational website designed to stimulate the interest of school children in science and improve their overall level of achievement in the subject. “We are delighted to be working together with the Ministry of Education in introducing the TryScience Programme in Jordan,” said Takreem El-Tohamy, general manager at IBM Middle East, Egypt, and Pakistan. “It is an exciting programme that allows students to have access to worldwide science resources and develop important skills in researching and problem solving. TryScience breaks down the physical barriers that keep students from experiencing new and different challenges,” El-Tohamy added. His Excellency Dr Khaled Toukan, Jordanian Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research commented: “This is a great programme and ties in directly to our commitment to work together with innovation leaders in the introduction of new and valuable connected learning initiatives. TryScience is a unique tool for teachers to spark children’s interest in learning science." IBM believes the programme will reinvent science learning and offer innovative ways for students to discover the science presented by top museums around the world. Through the TryScience website, www.TryScience.org, children in Jordan can access a variety of science-rich activities such as interactive experiments, multimedia adventures, virtual “field trips" to science centres and view other parts of the world through live web cameras. “IBM’s TryScience resources will be included in our curriculum to enable young students to have easy and instant access to worldwide scientific information which will help in developing their knowledge and nurture their curiosity,” said Dr Toukan. “We are proud to be the first in the region to implement the new Arabic version of TryScience.”

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