GEMS invests AED 20 million in IT

All GEMS teachers will own laptops and every classroom will have a broadband internet connection

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By  Vineetha Menon Published  November 3, 2008

GEMS Education has made an AED 20 million investment in IT that aims to drive digital learning in its network of schools in the UAE.

All classrooms will be fitted with multimedia projectors and broadband internet connections, and every teacher will be provided with a laptop to access online teaching tools.

“Research shows teaching is enriched when technology is used to enhance classroom instruction as well as provide learning opportunities that encourage children to think more for themselves,” said Sunny Varkey, founder and chairman of GEMS Education. “We have made this investment because technology is important, both as a teaching tool and as an increasingly important part in the lives of our students.”

The investment will also see students engage and benefit from online educational content.

“We have given teachers tools that will bring out the fun and excitement of learning. For instance, if a student can better understand how a lunar eclipse happens when it is explained through 3D animation, the investment in technology has truly earned its reward,” commented Margaret Atack, director international schools, GEMS.

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