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HBMSU receives e-learning award

Blackboard presents award in recognition of e-learning development in the UAE

HBMSU is committed to e-learning, says Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of HBMSU.
HBMSU is committed to e-learning, says Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of HBMSU.

Hamdan Bin Mohammad Smart University (HBMSU) has received an award for Excellence in Learning from educational technology company Blackboard.

The University was presented with the award to honour its achievements in development and adoption of e-learning.

The award was presented to Prof. Abtar Darshan Singh, Dean of HBMSU's e-Education School, during the Blackboard Teaching & Learning Forum held recently in Dubai.

HBMSU was given the award in recognition of its role in the development of the Tamkeen System, a collection of information and communications technology-based pedagogical templates that educators can use for more impactful learning; the exceptional expertise and extensive knowledge that HBMSU faculty has in designing, developing and implementing full online learning programs; and the in-depth research as well as experience in online learning processes, design and templates that HBMSU has accumulated and shared with UAE learning communities.

Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of HBMSU, said: "It was a great honour to be recognized for our pioneering work in E-Learning in front of elite members of the Middle East higher education community. More so as we are honoured by Blackboard, an educational technology leader that shares our vision of harnessing technology to produce more empowered and prepared learners. This latest achievement motivates us to double our efforts to make the UAE a model of innovative learning and an IT-literate society."