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”

Saudi Rail Sector to Benefit from 3,000 New Trainees

Saudi Railway Polytechnic and TQ Pearson Launch Kingdom’s First Rail Training College

Buraydah, Saudi Arabia, June 29th 2014 – To meet Saudi Arabia’s increasing demand for highly trained, well qualified workers, international education provider, TQ Pearson has opened a brand new College in Buraydah, Al Qassim Province. The Saudi Railway Polytechnic (SRP) will give young Saudi men world class technical training, as well as English language skills, to help them become the country’s rail technicians of the future.

The SRP is the first ever railway polytechnic to be opened in Saudi Arabia. Working in partnership with the Saudi Railways Company (SAR), the College will be operated by TQ Pearson, a company which also administers several of the Kingdom’s Colleges of Excellence. SRP will be able to accommodate up to 3,000 students, between the ages of 19 and 23, at any one time. Students of the College, which are drawn from all over the country, will undergo a rigorous application process. The intensive selection procedure includes a two week period of interviews and placement assessment, ensuring the most suitable students are selected for enrolment. Continue reading “Saudi Rail Sector to Benefit from 3,000 New Trainees”

Education Budget Provides an Opportunity to Transform the Lives of Young Saudis

Pearson Welcomes Saudi Arabia’s Renewed Commitment to Education

Riyadh, KSA, June 22th 2014 – The world’s largest learning company, Pearson, has welcomed the Saudi Arabian Government’s five year plan to develop its education sector.

The plan, approved by King Abdullah will see more than US$21.33bn (SAR80bn) spent on improving education in the Kingdom. Included in the education overhaul is the training of approximately 25,000 teachers, as well as building the online capabilities of educational institutions to promote e-learning. The funds are in addition to the already sizeable budget Saudi Arabia annually allocates to education. Continue reading “Education Budget Provides an Opportunity to Transform the Lives of Young Saudis”

Training Begins for First Cohort of Saudi “Master” Educators

T4EDU Math and Science Teacher Development Programme expected to have positive impact on math and science education in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, June 17th 2014 – Mathematics and science education should see notable improvements as a result of new teacher training initiatives being rolled out in the Kingdom, says Pearson Country Manager for Saudi Arabia, Mohammed Asiri.

Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, is working closely with the Tatweer Company for Educational Services (T4edu) to roll out a ‘train-the-trainer’ programme. The new programme will see Master trainers provide professional development to mathematics and science teachers across the country and help positively change teachers’ beliefs about teaching and learning. Continue reading “Training Begins for First Cohort of Saudi “Master” Educators”

Pearson – SOCPA Partnership Brings New Learning Opportunities to Saudi Accountants

The Saudi Organization for Certified Public Accountants (SOCPA) and World’s Largest Learning Company, Pearson, offer new Arabic learning materials to the Kingdom’s accountancy students.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, June 2nd 2014 – Saudi Arabia’s accountancy industry has become increasingly sophisticated over recent years, expanding the demand for high-quality professional education materials. To meet this rise in demand, the Kingdom’s industry group for accountants, SOCPA has collaborated with Pearson to translate textbooks from English to Arabic. The new texts will cover both intermediate and advanced levels of Financial Accounting and Auditing, and can be utilised by both university students and practicing professionals in Saudi Arabia, and across the Arab world.

The agreement governing the new relationship between the parties has been signed in Riyadh by Dr Ahmed bin Abdullah Al-Moghames, Secretary General of SOCPA, and Mohammed Asiri, who heads Pearson’s operations in Saudi Arabia. Continue reading “Pearson – SOCPA Partnership Brings New Learning Opportunities to Saudi Accountants”