PNU selects Pearson e-learning technology
World’s largest women’s university to roll out Pearson’s MyLabs for IT course content
Princess Nora University has selected Pearson's MyLabs e-learning technology, an online homework and tutorial system, to deliver IT course content to its preparatory year students.
The Riyadh-based university, the world's largest female-only university, will use the digital learning platform to supply course content on table devices as part of its efforts to build a world class digital learning environment. PNU has around 12,000 new entrants each year.
The technology allows instructors and students to personalise content - reinforcing course concepts in a way that targets the strengths and weaknesses of each student.
The project is in line with the Kingdom's educational reforms to encourage and enable female students, particularly through digital learning initiatives. Pearson's MyLabs e-learning technology at PNU is expected to deliver consistent, measurable gains in student learning.
Mohammed Asiri, country manager for Saudi Arabia for Pearson said: "MyLabs technology is used by over 11 million students around the world each year. Therefore, we have reliable data that shows the technology can have a positive impact on student outcomes, retention and subsequent course success. Not every student learns the same way and at the same rate, and programmes such as MyLabs recognise this. The technology allows instructors and students to personalise content - reinforcing course concepts in a way that targets the strengths and weaknesses of each student. This programme is an excellent example of how technology can be used to make a real difference in an individual's life.
"The introduction of some of the world's best learning technology into Princess Noura University will help the university's students achieve their learning goals, and equip them with the skills they need to thrive in Saudi's increasingly digitally-reliant economy. The partnership between PNU and Pearson will help create female graduates that are extremely computer literate - helping guarantee the productiveness of Saudi's future workforce."