Dean of Information Technology at Al-Imam Muhammad Bin Saud Islamic University: “Saudi youth is leading the way to knowledge-based economy in the Kingdom”
Saudi Arabia has impressive penetration of smartphones compared to global average
Al Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, February 27, 2016 – Development Plan focused on narrowing the technology gap between the Kingdom and other industrial countries by 2020, and to promote the transition to a knowledge-based economy, the Dean of Information Technology at Al-Imam Muhammad Bin Saud Islamic University has called for students’ enhanced involvement in IT in order to meet the job market’s needs in Saudi Arabia. Continue reading “Demand for Saudi IT Specialists Outstrips Supply”
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”
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”
12,000 students to experience new learning technology over the next three years
Student engagement, retention and achievement set to improve under new agreement.
Riyadh, KSA, August 12th 2014 – Taibah University has announced that Pearson, the world’s largest learning company, has won the contract to roll out an all-inclusive, state-of-the-art Learning Ecosystem. The Programme will be implemented as part of the University’s preparatory year programme, which is undertaken by more than 4,000 students each year. The agreement will transform Taibah University from a traditional campus to a fully blended learning environment over the next three years, placing the University at the forefront of digital learning transformation in the Kingdom.
The agreement builds on a close existing relationship between Pearson and Taibah University, which started last year with the initial rollout of customised foundation resources, and continues through the various subsequent phases covered under this new agreement. Continue reading “Taibah University and Pearson Announce World Class Learning Ecosystem”
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”
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”
Saudi Health Nursing Conference supports ‘Saudization’ initiative
Riyadh, April 29th, 2014 – Highlighting the need for Saudi Nationals to adopt nursing as a career choice, the Saudi Health Exhibition & Conference 2014, the largest international healthcare event in Saudi Arabia, will host the second Saudi Health Nursing Conference with a focus on ‘Bridging the Gap from Rhetoric to Reality.’ In line with organizers’ philosophy of ‘Exhibition with Education,’ the conference will offer 30-hours CME accreditation and will run from 19 – 21 May, 2014 at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
H.E. Dr. Mohammed Bin Hamza Khoshaim, Deputy Minister of Health (MoH) for Planning and Development, Ministry of Health, will be among the key speakers at the Saudi Health Nursing Conference to discuss the MoH’s strategic approach for developing the nursing field within the Kingdom. The conference is being organized with an aim to present nursing as a novel profession in Saudi Arabia. Continue reading “Conference to Throw the Spotlight on Nursing as a Profession of Choice for Saudi Nationals”
TQ Construction and Drilling Training Center Inaugurated in Dammam
Dammam, Saudi Arabia, 27th February, 2014 – Leading representatives from Saudi’s oil and gas sector gathered in Dammam on Thursday, February 27th, to launch the newest Saudi Petroleum Services Polytechnic (SPSP), the Construction and Drilling Training Center. His Royal Highness Prince Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz attended the Inauguration, along with His Excellency, Eng. Ali Ibrahim Al-Naimi, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources; Dr Ali Nasir Al-Ghofais, Governor of TVTC and His Excellency Mr Khalid Al-Falih, President and CEO of Saudi Aramco. Continue reading “New Polytechnic to Develop Next Generation of Workers for Petroleum Services Industry”
Pearson secures contract with T4EDU to develop new standards for providers and monitor improvements to English language training in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a project under King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz’s Project for Development of Public Education
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, January 25th 2014 – Developing the standard of English language providers in Saudi Arabia is at the centre of a new project to be delivered by Tatweer, Saudi Arabia’s strategic education services company, and Pearson, the world’s leading learning company.
The English Partnership Management Project is a flagship programme of the Tatweer Company for Educational Services (T4EDU) in implementing King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz’s Project for Development of Public Education, and forms part of Saudi Arabia’s broader education reform agenda to improve the quality of teaching and learning across the Kingdom. Continue reading “Third Party English Language Providers to Meet New Quality Standards”
King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz’s Project for Development of Public Education to undergo world-class professional development training across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Riyadh, KSA, January 21st 2014 – Tatweer Company for Educational Services (T4EDU) the exclusive executor of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz’s Project for Development of Public Education, Saudi Arabia’s strategic education services company, has announced that the world’s leading learning company, Pearson, will deliver a flagship project to provide Saudi Arabian teachers with professional development training aimed at improving learning outcomes in the Kingdom.
The Math and Science Teacher Development Programme is a ground-breaking initiative of the Tatweer Company for Educational Services (T4EDU). The project forms part of Saudi Arabia’s broader education reforms, which are seeking to raise the standard of teaching across the entire spectrum of Saudi’s education system, and increase the country’s standing in international educational comparison tables. Continue reading “New Tatweer Project to Improve Kingdom’s Standard of Math and Science Teaching”