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Integrated eLearning solution for United Arab Emirates schools

Education is the key to competitiveness in the current global knowledge economy. The Ministry of Education in United Arab Emirates recognized the importance of education and is prepared make a long-term investment for developing its educational system and to provide all students free and equal access to education, in order to develop the skills needed to better face the challenges of the modern society.

Portal development for the UAE educational system

In United Arab Emirates, SIVECO Romania in partnership with Microsoft, ITQAN (UAE) and ITWorx (Egypt) have implemented a national educational portal, representing the world’s largest deployment of SharePoint 2007 servicing over 30,000 students. The portal provides students, parents, administrative personnel of the United Arab Emirates and the general public with online information accessible from anywhere.

Free access to the portal encourages a good communication among the parties involved and, at the same time, sustains the transparent transfer of information. The portal offers a set of applications fit for the dissemination of educational information and services, with potential to offer increased benefits to the community.

The solution is based on Microsoft Connected Education Framework providing an extensible solution, and laying the foundation for support of future developments. The Education Portal is able to interface with a gateway, which exposes MOE and other relevant government organizations to online users from a single access point. Solution architecture follows the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) design patterns.

Portal solution overview: The portal stakeholders are:

eContent development for the UAE educational system

As a second phase for a national education strategy, in 2008 the IT Department within the Ministry of Education of the United Arab Emirates has chosen SIVECO Romania as a partner in developing a project for supporting the teaching and learning process in public schools by the use of digital learning objects.

The main objective of the project was to contribute to the development and modernization of the education system and to enhance the use of information technology in the process of teaching/learning in pre-university education.

The educational solution offered by SIVECO Romania was designed as an additional tool for teachers and students, according to a methodology that specifically targets the advantages of information technology in education and maps computer usage to classroom practices.

Why eContent from SIVECO Romania?

SIVECO’s solutions for improving the education in UAE:

* SIVECO Romania benefited from the full support and the involvement of the local teachers and the IT department from the Ministry of Education in the process of creating custom eContent. As a result, the interactive lessons developed follow the country’s cultural and educational background.

The long-term vision of Ministry of Education of UAE is to ensure that the educational system follows the universal educational standards and prepares students for a beneficial and productive life. The education strategy also aims at supporting students to develop new abilities to better face the challenges of the modern society and acquire specific skills needed for the 21st century in order to contribute to the development of the community.