Education system is the one of the major sector effected by COVID-19 pandemic. UAE has been trying different approaches through e-learning programs thus ensuring continuation in the academic years, thus the students are not left behind.
Technology giant HP Inc., recently announced the launch of BeOnline programme in association with Classera, a leader in learning management systems, and Mirai, a learning innovations group that focuses on learning strategy and digital pedagogy.
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BeOnline steps in to facilitate learning processes to students, with a fully-intergrated virtual learning platform aligned with the directives of regional governments thus ensuring distance learning means. Using BeOnline program, institutions can access a unified base with complete options to host remote classrooms, free of cost.
Mathew Thomas, Vice-President and Managing Director, Middle East, HP Inc., said “Families and the education sector in the Middle East have faced severe disruption with schools and universities in most countries being partially or fully closed for an extended period. This program is designed to help schools and universities to quickly adopt distance learning. Today, technology can support new styles of learning. PCs and tools designed for education can offer students flexibility of time, place, and pace of learning, whether in or out of the classroom, or in a blend of environments. Technology can not only engage students and improve learning outcomes, but also help to equip them with the skills they need for the future”.
Improved teaching modes
Expertise on the infrastructure, complemented by Mirai’s online education consultancy and Classera’s learning management solutions are offered by HP Inc. This will help institutions make a smooth transition to digital platform by the end of the academic year. Teachers and faculty will be at ease while making the shift from traditional classrooms, with the inclusion of course plans, assignment submissions, marking attendance, student assessment and others.
HP is set to enhance the virtual offering by giving education providers access to the HP Life program, aside from IT consultancy. The online program features a set of 32 modules addressed on business and technical skills for young students, complete with the option to study at their own pace. Upon course completion, students are granted certificates, which is equivalent to standard sessions.
Mohammad Almadani, CEO of Classera Inc. said: “Governments go above and beyond to minimize the disruption of the education sector that is currently being felt across many countries due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Ensuring a smooth transition towards establishing a fully-fledged and effective distance learning environment, Classera is excited to partner with HP and Mirai to launch the BeOnline program. Classera will leverage its experience with virtual schools and nationwide deployments to provide a special version of Class Light Learning Management System that can be used for managing, administrating and delivering course content and educational materials, with online collaboration, electronic assignments and instant reporting.”
BeOnline is part of HP’s commitment to enable better learning outcomes for 100 million people globally by 2025. “As online learning continues in most communities, ensuring that students advance in their learning progression during this period and beyond is paramount. We are delighted to join forces with HP and Classera to launch the BeOnline initiative. Mirai will provide guidance on digital pedagogy to support schools in teaching, learning, digitisation, and quality assurance to enable the implementation of a fully-integrated online learning program,” said Christine Nasserghodsi, Co-founder and Managing Partner of Mirai Partners.