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Abu Dhabi to launch iClass in 15 schools next year

Abu Dhabi education authorities have announced a new e-learning programme is to be rolled out to 15 schools next academic year following the success of its pilot phase in 2011-2012, Khaleej Times has reported. The iClass programme of the Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec) "is a key e-learning initiative designed to support the implementation of the new school model (NSM)," said Dr Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, director general of Adec, which plans to implement the system in all public schools in the emirate. The NSM, which works on the concept of "teaching through playing," is a student-centred education system that intends to develop the students' critical thinking and problem-solving skills.