Etisalat Group and Intel Corp join forces on education solutions
The collaboration will see Etisalat and Intel accelerating education transformation projects across the UAE, Saudi and Egypt
Etisalat Group has announced that it is collaborating with Intel Corporation to "transform education solutions in the Middle East."
The collaboration, which was announced at Bett 2015 in London, formalises both companies' commitments to enhance student learning through ICT integration.
Khalifa Al Shamsi, chief digital services officer at Etisalat Group, said: "This collaboration comes as part of Etisalat's focus on strengthening its end-to-end solutions for the education sector. Innovative technologies like these help to form a holistic digital educational model that will benefit from Etisalat's advanced infrastructure and leading cloud solutions."
He continued: "With the education sectors in the region looking to progressively align e-learning requirements, we are working to enable this transformation through leveraging the experience of our technology partners, and working with our regional customers to create the right structure, governance and policies to deliver a compatible world class digital education model."
Under the terms of the agreement, Intel is offering to leverage its expertise to support Etisalat in education transformation projects.
Intel education programs and solutions consist of a holistic approach including the adapted material, personalised software content and professional development for teachers. All these tools aim at placing students at the centre of the learning process and accelerating adoption of skills such as technology literacy, problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration and team work needed to succeed in a knowledge based economy.
"The right education experience can have a dramatic effect on students, inspiring them to become the dreamers and doers of tomorrow," said Nassir Nauthoa, General Manager at Intel Corporation - Gulf Countries. "In the last decade Intel has made significant efforts to reach out to education professionals in an effort to transform the education experience, and we look forward to continuing that effort with likeminded partners such as Etisalat."