Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 May 2014 – ITWORX Education, a leader in educational software solutions that address the needs of K12 education institutions worldwide, and the software provider of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Smart Learning Program (MBRSLP), has awarded Mzeire’a Girls School for Best Smart Leadership at an Awards Ceremony, which took place May 13th at the Ritz Carlton, Dubai International Financial Center.
The winner was selected by a jury of judges representing the MBRSLP as well as the Ministry of Education and the office of the Prime Minister His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Mzeire’a Girls School won because they demonstrated exemplary use of technology to transform education across the school.
“We are embracing a new era of education with mobile technology solutions which allows the school environment to be connected, anytime, anywhere,”
Hatem Sallam. Chief Executive Officer, ITWORX Education.
“Integrating technology in the lives of students, faculty, administrators and parents is a dynamic endeavor but it can also be challenging to evolve the mindsets and practices of the individuals. Mzeire’a Girls School demonstrated their commitment to adopt technology to transform education through their support in the design and implementation stages of deployment.”
As part of the MBRSLP, ITWORX Education software is deployed in 123 schools in the United Arab Emirates and is used by over 11,402 students and nearly 1,343 teachers. ITWORX Education’s learning management system is the Connected Learning Gateway (CLG) which facilitates communication and collaboration between students, teachers, administrators and parents.
ITWORX Education’s collaboration with the MBRSLP enables students to use the latest software to manage their courses, share documents with peers and teachers, receive notifications of new assignments, and read teacher notes as well as e-learning materials anytime and anywhere. Teachers are able to access their timetable information, courses, class members, colleagues, and lesson material for all classes. They can also create interactive e-learning resources in a short time and at a reduced cost. Parents are able to monitor student’s progress, grades, and attendance as required.
ITWORX Education also provides adoption services to the schools where they work closely with the teachers and staff to help them use technology to change their day to day activities and build their digital skills.
“It’s not only a matter of learning how to use the software, but how to use the software to change learning and instruction so that it is more effective and productive and personalized,”
Hatem Sallam. Chief Executive Officer, ITWORX Education.
“ITWORX Education is extremely honored to be a technology partner in the Mohammed Bin Rashid Smart Learning Program. This is an exciting initiative to introduce a new learning environment in its schools with the goal to prepare the next generation with the latest technology skills to build a truly knowledge-based society in line with the UAE’s Vision 2021. We are already seeing results in enhanced communications and ease of management of day-to-day activities within the school environment.”
About ITWORX Education
ITWORX Education is a market leader in educational software solutions that address the needs of K12 education institutions worldwide. The ITWORX Education team have provided award-winning, unique, and user-centric products and services that employ the latest technologies and cutting-edge education practices, tools, and applications to meet the education-specific requirements of schools, teachers, students, administrators, and school leaders.
A Microsoft Strategic Education Partner, ITWORX Education holds an impressive track record in delivering customised software solutions across the EMEA region, with deployment success stories in over 1,400 schools. Applying its experience in education, the company enables education authorities, private and public schools, academies, and colleges to realise their e-learning vision effectively and efficiently.
More personalized learning, better student outcomes, heightened teacher productivity, and greater parental engagement – are just the beginning of a major transformation in learning and instruction. Stemming from its rich portfolio, ITWORX Education offerings are designed to combine different products and services to achieve the desired re-innovation for each education institution’s unique needs in the new age.
About the Mohammed bin Rashid Smart Learning Program
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Smart Learning Program is an enabler that will transform the education system in the UAE and take it to higher levels where it can be benchmarked against best international standards.
The Program is aligned with the vision of the Ministry of Education and supports its ongoing reform process to continuously evolve the education system in the UAE. Furthermore, the Program is aligned with UAE’s 2021 vision for inclusion of all students and parents in the preparation of the leaders of the future.
The Program was formed by ministerial decree No. 25 of 2012 which also provided for the formation of a Supreme Committee to overlook the Program under the chairmanship of H.E. Humaid Mohamed Al Quttami, Minister of Education, and the membership of H.E. Dr. Abdul Qader Al Khayat board member of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Fund, and Mrs. Huda Al Hashimi Executive Director of Strategy and Policy in the Prime Minister’s Office. The program is funded by the Fund to support the communications and information systems of the TRA .
The program puts into effect the integration of modern technologies with traditional classroom tools into the educational process to transform it into a dynamic and interactive experience for both teachers and students. Teachers will be able to focus on the performance of each student, thereby aiding them to develop their individual abilities and skills. The learning process in the smart classroom will now include the support of tablet devices and computers as well as smart boards alongside the existing teaching system.
The program consists of three phases: the pilot phase, which took place during the last academic year and included grade 7 students in 14 government schools. The application phase which will continue throughout a five-year period, followed by the implementation of the program in schools across the UAE. Development and follow up will ensue. As the program progresses, support and updates for all its elements including devices, systems, platforms and other interactive material will be ongoing.