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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. […]


Pulse Secure rolls out online education centre

Pulse Secure has announced the launch of its online Education Centre. Developed to foster a continuous learning ecosystem, the Education Center provides both customers and partners with a variety of training resources. With an annual subscription to the Education Centre, Pulse Secure customers have unlimited access to a variety of educational assets, including eLearning accreditation courses, product […]


Technology-driven education urged amidst $150 billion spend

The next five years will be pivotal for GCC educators to adopt the next generation technology that can enhance student learning, affordability, and regional competitiveness, industry experts announced in the build-up to GITEX Technology Week 2015. A recent GCC education industry report by Alpen Capital reveals the region has an annual spend of $150 billion […]


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