UAE praised for transforming education through technology

Leadership team from the Mohammed Bin Rashid Smart Learning Program join world education leaders in Helsinki

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UAE praised for transforming education through technology
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  June 1, 2016

The UAE has been recognised as a founding member of the Leading Countries of the World in Transforming Education program due to the success from its Mohammed Bin Rashid Smart Learning Program (MBRSLP).

The Leading Countries of the World in Transforming Education program has been instrumental in developing and implementing smart learning strategies, achieving concrete results in the education space.

Supported by Microsoft, Education World Forum and the British Educational Training and Technology Show (BETT), the UAE smart learning initiatives were highly applauded by participating education leaders who recognised the UAE model as one that other nations can learn from and furthermore implement as to transform their own education systems.     

His Excellency Mohammed Gheyath, director general of MBRSLP said: "The Leading Countries of the World in Transforming Education initiative provides us with a great opportunity to share the UAE's experience in education transformation and smart learning. We are proud to be a founding member of the program which provides a global platform for education leaders from around the world, and allows us to shed light on our continued efforts to provide world-class education in the UAE."

H.E discussed initiatives implemented by the MBRSLP, such as the "Smart School Transformation Framework" which provides educators a self-managed framework to empower them in their ICT journey and enables them to design suitable roadmaps to achieve goals for technological advancement. Also the "Leadership Development" program aims to assist school leaders to understand the strategic role of technology, equip schools with effective practices and approaches and ultimately advance student learning through the use of the latest technologies.

H.E. added: "We have signed a partnership agreement with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the UAE's Telecommunications Regulatory Authority to make the UAE a global hub to promote national smart learning initiatives, share the MBRSLP success story with the world and provide consultation to countries seeking to develop a national smart learning framework."

Executives from MBRSLP attended the first high-level meeting in Helsinki in Finland to discuss the transformation in education. In addition the meeting was also attended by representatives from Finland, Hong Kong, United States, United Kingdom, Argentina and Australia.

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