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Saudi company Obeikan to develop e-Learning portal utilizing Intel’s School Learning Software

Saudi Arabia: Thursday, September 29 - 2005 @ 11:18

Skoool™ is an Intel driven e-learning initiative focused on math and science curriculum for secondary school children. It includes a wide range of interactive educational resources that aims to complement students’ schoolwork and home study by showing them how to save time, improve their academic performance, reduce stress levels and achieve their goals. The software leverages the expertise of top teachers and is developed based on identified areas of difficulty in these subjects. The content can be used both in schools as a teacher guided learning exercise and at home as a free personal tutor for help with general understanding, homework and revision.

Obeikan Research and development, a leading Saudi company specialized in educational development and research and part of the Obeiken Investment Group (OIG), will translate and localize content. The software will be ready to download, free of charge, shortly.

“At Obeikan, we strongly believe that technology in education is a key success factor for the future development of our region. By adapting our interactive learning and supplementary material to the Arabic language, we hope to help increase technology literacy and academic achievement in the Kingdom, Obeikan has recently signed a contract with Education Ministries in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain to develop Math and Science for grades 1-12. E-Learning constitutes an important element in this project.” said Eng. Abdallah Obeikan OIG’s CEO.

“Intel’s involvement in efforts to improve education, especially in science and mathematics is a long-standing commitment for the company. To recognize and reward science and mathematics excellence, the company sponsors an important science competition: the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, More than One Million High School Students Compete in Science Fairs Each Year” said Brian Harrison, Intel’s General Manager & Vice President Europe Middle East & Africa.

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