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Sorbonne Abu Dhabi makes transition to Blackboard Learn SaaS

Blackboard Inc, a leading education technology company for teaching, learning and student engagement, has announced that Sorbonne Abu Dhabi, established in association with Sorbonne University in Paris, has become the first university in the UAE to transition its virtual learning environment to the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery model of Blackboard Learn. The transition to the cloud […]


Aruba to showcase its ‘Experience Edge Platform’ for the Digital Era at GITEX

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, will demonstrate its Aruba Experience Edge Platform – that intuitively assimilates existing cloud, mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) data into a simple, single system to transform customer experiences at the Edge – at GITEX. Jacob Chacko, Regional Business Head – Middle East and Saudi at Aruba, said: “Aruba’s […]


KSA college selects Blackboard to support Digital Transformation

Blackboard, one of the world’s largest education technology companies, has announced that Batterjee Medical College (BMC), the largest specialised private medical college in Saudi Arabia, has selected Blackboard Learn Ultra as the new Learning Management System (LMS) for more than 2,000 students. BMC will leverage Learn Ultra to introduce blended learning, employ new interactive assessment methods […]


The University of Manchester hosts public masterclasses in Dubai

The University of Manchester Middle East Centre is hosting two masterclasses in Dubai, during July – both are free and open to the public, with prior registration required. The masterclasses focus on key areas for Dubai and the region, including Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the leadership models emerging in project-based work. The university’s […]


Ankabut selected as Dell Technologies cloud service provider in the UAE

The Emirates Advanced National Research and Education Network (Ankabut) has achieved Dell Technologies Cloud Service Provider status in the UAE. Ankabut will now be able to provide educational institutions with Dell Technologies’ foundational cloud service offerings.  Taking a step forward in strengthening the collaboration between the UAE government, industry and academia, the Emirates Advanced National Research […]


SANS Institute to enhance critical and strategic cybersecurity skills in KSA

SANS Institute, a global leader in cybersecurity training, has announced SANS Riyadh 2019, a training event for cybersecurity professionals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The event, which will be held at Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski, Riyadh from July 28 to August 1, 2019, will focus on developing skills in critical security and strategic security […]


CNet Training expert on how distance learning offers flexible study

CNet Training is proving that the learning experience doesn’t have to be conventional or classroom-based. Andrew Stevens, CEO, CNet Training, tells us how the company’s distance learning programs – which include training up to Master’s level – enable learners to study anywhere, at any time and at their own pace.  Why does CNet Training offer […]


World Bank and partners train students on cloud technology

Initiative from the World Bank, AWS and AGFE trains students on cloud technology and soft skills.  The World Bank, in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), and the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE), has hosted the Skills for The Future Initiative (SFI) at Zayed University in Dubai. The programme introduced the next generation […]


Saudi ICT talents selected for ‘Seeds for the Future’ programme at Huawei global headquarters

MCIT,CITC and Huawei launch in Saudi Arabia the fifth edition of its programme to develop local ICT talent and support Digital Transformation Huawei, a leading global provider of ICT infrastructure and smart devices, has launched the fifth edition of the ‘Seeds for the Future’ programme in the KSA. The programme, in collaboration with the Ministry […]


Kingston talks ‘data security’ at Emirates College of Technology

Kingston Digital Europe Co LLP, the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, has held an awareness session on data security best practices at Emirates College of Technology (ECT), in Abu Dhabi. The initiative was taken to address the cybersecurity challenges in the region and how […]


University of Manchester wins award at Forbes Middle East Higher Education Awards

The University of Manchester was the winner of the ‘Best MBA Program’ award for its Alliance Manchester Business School Global Part-time MBA at the inaugural Forbes Middle East Higher Education Awards 2019. The presentation took place at a gala occasion hosted at the Taj Dubai Hotel. The award was presented to the University’s Middle East […]


STC announces successful call on a 5G smartphone

STC has announced that a successful call has been accomplished using a 5G smartphone for the first time in the MENA region and among the first globally, in co-operation with its strategic partners. This launch is the initial phase for operating the service once 5G handsets are available in the global markets. Eng. Nasser S. […]