Students to Benefit from State-of-the-Art Digital Resources

Preparatory Year Deanship at Um Al Qura University and Pearson Education to provide 13,000 students with e-learning technology

Mecca, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, May 21st, 2015 – The Preparatory Year Deanship at Um Al Qura University (PYP-UQU) has announced it is partnering with the world’s largest learning company, Pearson, to provide students with online learning and assessment technology.

Under the agreement, Pearson will provide the University with 13,000 licences for the digital products, MyMathLab, MyITLab and Mastering Physics. This will provide PYD-UQU students with a user-friendly, single point of entry for all courses and ebooks. Continue reading “Students to Benefit from State-of-the-Art Digital Resources”

International eLearning Experts Gather in Riyadh for eLearning Event

Social media and digital gaming can be used to promote learning

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, March 6th, 2015 – The Ministry of Education’s National Center for e-Learning and Distance Learning has held its Fourth International Conference on eLearning and Distance Education. The event brought together some of the world’s leading e-Learning researchers and educators, to discuss ways in which new digital technologies can promote quality education in Saudi Arabia, and further afield.

Dr Rob Kadel, Head of the Washington-based Pearson Research and Innovation Network, gave a keynote address at the Conference. Dr Kadel called on educators, policy makers and digital developers to help ensure the digital learning technologies being employed in classrooms were those with the greatest impact on improving student outcomes. Continue reading “International eLearning Experts Gather in Riyadh for eLearning Event”

eLearning Initiatives Help Realise Saudi’s Vision of a Knowledge-Based Economy

Growth of e-learning in KSA marks the next phase of educational development in the country

Riyadh, KSA, October 7th 2013 – As Saudi Arabia realises its long-term goals of improving literacy and school attendance rates, embedding e-learning in Saudi schools and universities is fast becoming the next major education challenge for the country.

Saudi Arabia has achieved remarkable improvements in education over recent years, with literacy hitting an all-time high of 96 per cent, and 99 per cent of school age children in the Kingdom now attending school. With basic education indicators firmly on a pathway of success, education experts are now looking to e-learning as the next focus of Saudi Arabia’s education policy. Continue reading “eLearning Initiatives Help Realise Saudi’s Vision of a Knowledge-Based Economy”

Texas A&M – Saudi Arabia HRD Masters Program (video)


The Human Resource Development Master of Science Program in Saudi Arabia offers Saudi professionals the flexibility to learn valuable human resource development skills. A collaborative agreement between Texas A&M University and the Arabian Society for Human Resource Management, students complete coursework online and attend face-to-face class periodically with college faculty who travel to Saudi Arabia to teach. 


Saudi Arabia- KAUST, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. (Video)

Saudi Arabia  New Research University (KAUST)

Saudi Arabia – a new research university. The multibillion-dollar project honors King Abdullah, who has put the coeducational university at the center of his effort to reform Saudi Arabia’s educational system. The king hopes to make KAUST, as the university is known, a world-class center of scientific excellence.