HBMSU launches smart learning lab

Innovation Lab will look to develop solutions to challenges facing smart learning

Tags: Hamdan bin Mohammed e-University (www.hbmeu.ae)InnovationUnited Arab Emirates
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HBMSU launches smart learning lab HBMSU's Innovation Lab will focus on developing ideas to meet the challenges of smart learning.
By  Mark Sutton Published  September 27, 2016

Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has launched an ‘Innovation Lab for the Future of Smart Learning', to explore the future of smart education in the UAE.

The lab will hold monthly meeting including international experts to identify the challenges and opportunities in smart education and to develop solutions to the challenges. The lab will develop recommendations and roadmaps on innovative solutions to improve the learning experience.

Dr Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of HBMSU, said: "The launch of ‘Innovation Lab for the future of Smart Learning' complements the directives of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of HBMSU. It is also in line with the main fundamentals adopted by the university in its march towards achieving leadership and excellence in innovation and creativity to keep pace with the growing requirements of 21st century.

"The ‘Innovation Lab' is vital as it brings together academics from HBMSU and outside the university within an integrated global platform for brainstorming and spreading the culture of innovative and creative thinking about smart learning methods as a cornerstone for the transfer of knowledge. This will ensure that we adopt the best practices in the future to ensure the UAE's march towards comprehensive development and cultural growth.

"HBMSU continues its tireless efforts to take the local education system to new levels of competitiveness and leadership on the regional and global map by organizing initiatives and events that support and explore future operations. It relies on the nation's responsibility and strategic aspirations to build an educated society that is enriched with the knowledge, creative thinking, and leadership excellence to advance the process of the UAE's development. This will help in achieving the targets of the National Innovation Strategy and UAE Vision 2021 such as providing a community environment that is based on the highest standards of quality and well-being and building a sustainable economy that is based on knowledge, diversity and inclusiveness," added Dr Al Awar.

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