Kuwait’s Ibn ElAmeed Secondary School receives Microsoft Showcase School recognition

Kuwait Ministry of Education lauds efforts of the school in recognition of the achievement and progressive embrace of digital transformation “It is inspiring to see Ibn ElAmeed Secondary School receive much-deserved recognition for the part its leaders and educators have played in bringing 21st-century methodologies into our classrooms,” said Khalid AlRushaid, Assistant Undersecretary for Public […]

Prince Sultan University and Red Hat Academy to enhance graduate skills

The Prince Sultan University, based in Saudi Arabia, has joined forces with Red Hat to provide graduates with increased skills. The university is collaborating with Red Hat, a leading provider of open source solutions, to create the King Salman Education for Employment Programme. The Red Hat Academy is an open source, web-deployed and web-managed education […]

Cisco encourages female students to pursue careers in technology through its Girls Power Tech Program

Cisco has hosted its annual Girls Power Tech event at its Dubai office. More than 60 female students from several schools had the opportunity to interact with technology professionals, Cisco executives, other women role models and peers. Aligned with the UN’s global Girls in ICT Day, Cisco’s Girls Power Tech is held annually and offers […]

Avanza Solutions powers operations at Emirates Transport Driving Institute

Emirates Transport Driving Institute has partnered with Avanza Solutions to provide software for the complete automation of processes and operations, from registration and the issuance of licenses, to delivering training material and arranging examinations. Emirates Transport, established by the federal government of the UAE, operates with the mission to improve the overall driving conditions and […]

American University of Sharjah joins Red Hat Academy

American University of Sharjah (AUS) today announced that it has collaborated with Red Hat to create the American University of Sharjah Red Hat Academy. Red Hat Academy is an open-source, web-deployed and web-managed education programme that is designed to provide turnkey curriculum materials to academic institutions to start and sustain an open-source and Linux curriculum. […]

Microsoft announces New Assistive learning tools in Arabic

Microsoft Gulf today announced the availability of Learning Tools in Arabic language. The tools designed for students with unique learning needs will now be available in Word Online and OneNote Online, creating Immersive reading features through Text-to-speech; on any device to improve their reading skills and stay focused in and outside the classroom. Dyslexia is […]

CommScope launches In-Building Wireless eBook

Bringing cellular signals indoors with in-building wireless (IBW) systems is a challenging feat, which perhaps explains the lack of such coverage today despite significant interest from business enterprises, their tenants and workers. In fact, almost 75 percent of building professionals surveyed by CommScope cited IBW connectivity as “important” or “very important” to them. In an […]

Smart Dubai Kicks Off First Ever City-Wide Implementation of Blockchain

The Smart Dubai Office (SDO) recently announced the kick off of the first city-wide effort to implement blockchain technology in city services with the objective of transforming and enhancing city experiences, in collaboration with IBM (NYSE: IBM) as its Blockchain Lead Strategic Partner, and Consensys as Blockchain City Advisor. This effort is a key execution […]

SAS partners with the Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Dubai to prepare students for evolving business environment

New initiative addresses soaring demand for data scientists in the UAE and GCC, as global data science jobs estimated to reach 1.5 million by 2018. SAS, the leader in analytics, and the Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Dubai, a leading business school, have inked a ground breaking partnership to embed analytics into IMT’s MBA program. […]

BT Partners with Telecom Infra Project and Facebook

BT has joined the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) and is partnering with Facebook to accelerate research into disruptive telecoms technologies. TIP is a global initiative that aims to transform the traditional approach to building and deploying telecoms network infrastructure. The project will enable selected telecoms infrastructure startups to engage directly with leading experts from BT, […]

Women to Lead, Collaborate and Inspire -CISCO

To coincide with International Women’s Day, Cisco organised the ‘Women of Impact 2017 Conference’ – an annual full-day conference devoted to the development and advancement of women in the technology industry on March 8th, 2017 in Dubai. Themed ‘It’s Time. Collaborate. Lead. Inspire,’ the event was held at multiple Cisco sites globally and virtually. The […]

New Age Education Summit to focus on educational technology

UMS Conferences has announced the launch the New Age Education Summit, to be held from 8 to 9 May, 2017 in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The primary objective of the summit is to discuss the benefits, challenges and opportunities of implementing educational technology for rectors, deans, principals and other educational authorities in the Gulf Cooperation Council […]

Pearson brings VR learning technology to education sector

Pearson launched its latest augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) educational technology in the Middle East. This includes content for Microsoft HoloLens, the brand new augmented reality viewer, as well as content for VR including interactive 360° courseware. Microsoft’s HoloLens, is the world’s first untethered augmented reality system. HoloLens is a device that allows […]

University of Bahrain installs new wireless network

University of Bahrain (UoB), the only national higher education institution in the Kingdom of Bahrain that offers mainly undergraduate Bachelor degrees and some postgraduate degrees, has implemented a state-of-the-art wireless network infrastructure from Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, that provides high performance connectivity for over 26,000 students and 1,800 staff. Kanoo IT (a division […]

USEK selects EMC to conserve rich heritage

EMC Middle East has announced a landmark project with the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK), the private Catholic higher education institution founded by the Lebanese Maronite Order (LMO) in 1938. USEK selected EMC’s storage in addition to data protection and availability solutions to digitally preserve over 10,000 of the region’s oldest and rarest manuscripts and […]

D2L unveils the Summer16 release of Brightspace

D2L has unveiled the Summer16 release of Brightspace with a new user interface optimised for mobile devices. Created with a responsive design, Brightspace now works across smartphones, tablets, and desktop browsers, ensuring that it is easy to use for a student population that is increasingly mobile-first. The release also includes smarter analytics, searchable video, social […]

Brand-Rex networking infrastructure used in Kuwait’s MoE

The Kuwait Ministry of Education’s new headquarters in Kuwait City is due to be completed in 2016. The design inspiration for the facility comes from the rich maritime history of Kuwait shipbuilders and two curved office buildings overlap to form an interior atrium, reminiscent of dhows passing each other at sea. The move to these […]

Xerox and Impartus to launch next-gen video e-learning solution

Ever try to learn something technical or complex using a video lecture? College students will tell you it’s frustrating. There’s no table of contents to pinpoint where the key information exists in a particular video, and it’s almost impossible to quickly find topics in the massive pile of video material now stored on websites like […]

Crowdsourcing app takes first place at NYUAD’s Hackathon

A mobile application called قصاصات (Qusasat) or Arabic Snippets placed first at NYU Abu Dhabi’s fifth annual International Hackathon for Social Good in the Arab World on Sunday. The winning idea, which also won the audience choice award, is a “ReCaptcha-inspired” mobile application for crowd-sourcing arabic text digitisation. The application would be used to crowdsource […]

UCB partners with Ellucian to enhance higher education

Ellucian, the provider of higher education software and services, has announced that the company is partnering with the University College of Bahrain and MDSL to implement Ellucian Quercus. Quercus is a cloud based student administration system that enables higher education institutions to deliver a superior experience for students on any browser or mobile device. Sheikh Dr. […]