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”
Pearson programme enhancing standard of math and science education in KSA.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 4th 2015 – The Chief Executive of Saudi Arabia’s Tatweer Company for Educational Services (T4Edu) has congratulated the latest group of Master Trainers to complete the first phase of the Saudi Math and Science Teacher Development Programme.
The Master Trainer Programme is a key component of the broader Math and Science teacher development project being administered by T4Edu through the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Public Education Development Project (Tatweer), in collaboration with Pearson, the world’s largest learning company. Of the 407 participants that completed the most recent course of the Programme that concluded in December 2014, a 100 percent pass-rate was achieved, with 94 percent of these receiving the highest available score of an A grade. Continue reading “Saudi Educators Excel in Master Trainer Programme”
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”
Survey undertaken by world’s largest learning organisation gives snapshot of KSA students’ ambitions.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, November 29th 2014 – A study undertaken by Pearson, the world’s largest learning company has found that Saudi students have high expectations for their future. Of those Saudi students surveyed, 71 percent revealed they are planning to undertake further study and 62 percent said that they have plans to study abroad.
Pearson, which offers Edexcel, BTEC and LCCI qualifications in Saudi Arabia, surveyed learners who had recently completed a Pearson qualification in the Kingdom. The ‘Next Steps’ Survey was part of a global undertaking by the company to determine how well qualifications are preparing learners for higher education and the workforce, and to better understand the long-term career aspirations of graduates. Continue reading “Education Survey: Saudi Learners Aiming High”
T4EDU Launches Math and Science Teacher Development Programme
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, November 27th 2014 – Saudi Arabia’s Tatweer Company for Educational Services (T4EDU) in conjunction with Pearson, the world’s largest learning company, have announced the wider rollout of the Saudi Math and Science Teacher Development Programme.
The programme will see ultimately 500 educators from across the Kingdom take part in a Master Trainer Training Programme across three levels of learning: Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced. Foundation level training will take place in November and December 2014, with further levels planned in 2015. The 500 Master Trainers will then go on to provide professional development training to over 100,000 primary and secondary teachers across the country, building Saudi teachers’ pedagogical skills and knowledge in the mathematics and science fields. Continue reading “Pearson Working with Tatweer to Deliver Training to 500 Master Educators”
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”
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”
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”
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”