Etisalat, the UAE’s leading telecom operator, and UAE university(UAEU) organised the first mobile learning conference ‘Embracing Mobile Learning’, aimed at modelling best classroom practices and showcase how mobile technology can be integrated effectively into teaching and learning.
The event took place at the campus of UAE University located in Al Ain. This was a unique platform to exchange insights and innovations from the region’s ICT domain. The conference was a medium to share research regarding the effectiveness of mobile strategies and their influence on student engagement and learning.
UAEU invited foreign delegations from various fields to encourage global perspectives in this conference. They welcomed representatives from higher education faculty members and executives, graduates and PhD students, instructional technologists, business and government officials. Participants had a chance to network, attend professional development workshops, and discuss topics such as materials production, engaging teaching techniques, and mobile literacy.
Abeer Nijmeh, Director, Information & Communication Technology, Etisalat said: “Our aim has always been to stand on the forefront of ICT technology in the UAE. As partners of this unique event, we are proud to offer ICT solutions and applications for the education sector. Etisalat has always supported youth-based initiatives which address the best strategies to foster learning and development in the future. Our focus into smart education showcases the exclusive solutions we have for this sector which are targeted at satisfying the learning needs of the 21st century. ‘Embracing Mobile Learning’ is a perfect platform to present a range of novel and relevant topics for discussion, such as the impact of mobile methods to measure student performance and engagement with digital mobility apps in the classroom.”
Etisalat has supported educational initiatives in the past, including the Duroosi tutorial videos at the Ministry of Education, and continues to contribute to technology-based learning, reinforcing its dominance as the preferred telecom and ICT partner in UAE.
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