PMU introduces e-learning

Edutech completes e-learning deployment for Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University

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By  Mark Sutton Published  November 29, 2007

Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University in Khobar a new, privately-run university in Khobar, is offering students a complete e-learning environment following the deployment of a range of solutions by Edutech

The university, which is offering courses in engineering, IT and business, has rolled out Blackboard Academic Suite, a leading set of e-learning solutions, along with Smartboard interactive whiteboards and IP-enabled language labs with touchscreen controls.

Dr Nassar M Shaikh, vice rector, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, said: "The Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University aspires to be one of the leading contributors to the Kingdom's development, by ensuring that our students possess the right set of competencies and technical knowledge to face the country's development challenges. With this in mind, we have partnered with Edutech to design a comprehensive customised learning system, which will complement our academic program. We are positive that the highly effective technologies that Edutech has provided us will largely aid PMU in producing professionals, who will comprise the region's future leaders in different sectors of society."

Edutech conducted a pilot with students and faculty before the main deployment, to ensure that it would fit the needs of both.

"Edutech has acquired vast experience in helping enhance the academic sector's performance by designing and deploying state-of-the art learning solutions and technologies capable of keeping up with the pace of both global and regional demands in educational solutions," said ASF Karim, managing director, Edutech.

"We recognize the rapid development of Saudi Arabia's market and its move towards an open economy, which compelled us to assign a dedicated team to understand the requirements of the Saudi market. It brings us pride to have been a part of Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University's move to supply the country's substantial need for proficient graduates," he added.

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