AUST to hold conference on e-learning for women
Ajman University of Science & Technology and Umm Al Mumineen Association to host women's e-learning event
Ajman University of Science & Technology (AUST) and the Umm Al Mumineen Association are set to hold a two-day conference on women and e-learning in the UAE this week.
The event, which is being held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi,Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ajman, will look at the potential and the challenges of using e-learning to further the prospects of women in the region.
The conference includes training workshops, and will look at e-learning for students, working women and house wives, and will have sessions around teaching, research, training, experience and practice.
The event is taking place as part of the emirate of Ajman's 24th Knowledge Day, and will be held on 17th and 18th March.
Dr Nora Al Marzoki official spokeswoman for the Knowledge Day senior organizing committee commented: "This year there has been a qualitative addition to Knowledge Day events, which has the slogan ‘Knowledge is Ethics'. We wish to implant two basic values as the mainstay of real development today - these are ethics and noble human values in addition to science and knowledge as powerful tools.
Dr Al Marzoki added that the conference: "represents a new phase of cooperation between Umm Al Mumineen Association and AUST which it is hoped will deepen cooperation between the two so as to better serve society".
Dr Ahmad Dabbagh, Director of E-learning Services at AUST, stated that H.E. Dr. Saeed Abdullah Salman, AUST President, has for two decades worked to harness new techniques and modern technology in the service of education and scientific research. This concern has been accomplished, in that 70% of AUST courses use e-learning.
He added that the conference provides an opportunity for AUST and Umm Al Mumineen to highlight the uses of e-learning for all women, whether students, working women or housewives. The conference will include several sessions and workshops which embody on the one hand the vision of AUST in five fields - teaching, research, training, experience and practice - and the vision of Umm Al Mumineen Association on the other.