Program: The Mohammad Bin Rashid Smart Learning Program offers a modern way of teaching through the integration of technology to the education system. It is a blended approach to learning where technology-based devices are combined with traditional classroom tools to reshape education in and outside the classroom. The program offers a dynamic and interactive experience for both teachers and students aimed at improving student performance through enabling collaboration, sharing and exchange of knowledge. Moahmmed Bin Rashid Smart Learning Program is introduced to further build on what the Ministry of Education has already started with initiatives and projects that fill the gap in the technology education infrastructure, inorder to raise the learning outcomes and provide the UAE with a qualified, knowledgeable and innovative generation. The program contributes to the Ministry of Education’s efforts that seek to enhance the country’s education systems in realization of its 2010-2020 strategy. The program has a time frame of five years, and consists of three phases:
Pilot: The program was piloted in September 2012 in 14 schools in the UAE.
Implementation: The program was fully deployed in September 2013 across 123 schools in the country covering all grade seven students. It is planned that the program be fully rolled out across all grades in the UAE schools by 2017.
Development and monitoring: Development and monitoring will be ongoing across the program, including interactive curriculum, devices and systems.
Program Goals: The program works on several axes in order to provide better levels of education for the new generation, thus elevating the country’s stature, contributing to its development and prosperity, and enhancing its competitiveness. The program will also help create a solid foundation for producing knowledgeable, creative and innovative individuals, who are proud of their cultural heritage and strive to well preserve it.
Still in apilot phase
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