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Oman schools attend seminar on enhancing K-12 education

Oman: Monday, May 28 - 2007 @ 12:29

The objective of this seminar was to present schools with a complete and comprehensive solution for managing their organization, staff and students as well as equip schools with the powerful teaching tools necessary to enhance the classroom experience by making it a lively, engaging and motivating experience for teachers and students alike.

The seminar was divided into two sessions, Arabic and English: After an opening statement by Mrs. Aisha Ahmed Swaidan Al Balushi, Director – Department of Private Schools, Ministry of Education, Sultanate of Oman, Ms. Nada El Marji, Director, Sales & Marketing and Mr. Ayman Al Kurdi, Head of IT Department presented the audience with UKS Smart School comprehensive solution where teachers, students and parents can benefit from an integrated learning environment. The Smart School is created by combining educational software, hardware and systems such as, an Educational Portal System linking a Learning Management System (LMS), a School Management System (SMS), an Assessment Management System (AMS), the Interactive Classroom and Teacher Training Workshops.

During the second half of the seminar, UKS K-12 expert introduced the audience to Hitachifs interactive learning solutions which offer a selection of powerful tools for teaching, learning and conferencing for education. The Hitachi software starboard family of interactive communication systems delivers the highest quality products and includes a range of hardware configurations to fit all presentation, education and room environments.

UKSfs K-12 Domain expert, led the demo sessions on the interactive board, the Bluetooth tablet and interactive panel, during which audience who were in turn, invited to interact with the products for themselves to have a hands-on experience and see first hand how crucial this technology is in enhancing the learning experience.

Mrs. Aisha Ahmed Swaidan Al Balushi, Director – Department of Private Schools, Ministry of Education was very enthusiastic about the interactive classroom and is very keen to see private schools taking it on boards.

As it is never enough to solely buy the right technologies, UKS experts understand the need for consultancy and guidance to select the most appropriate tools and how to best implement them, in order to achieve optimum results. Therefore, tailor-made solutions are designed to meet each institutionfs specificities.

After presenting the attendees with the numerous uses of the Hitachi software starboard family of interactive systems, the audience was presented with demos on the Cambridge-Hitachi line of interactive lessons which were demonstrated on the Hitachi Interactive Whiteboard. The Cambridge-Hitachi software supports effective teaching with creative curriculum-focused resources, aids in the use of whiteboards and computers as essential teaching tools to challenge and inspire pupils and is easily installed and has intuitive functionality so the technology supports teaching. The curriculum is designed for both primary and secondary schools; courses include English, mathematics and sciences to name a few.

gThis was the most wonderful experience, very interesting & engaging sessions, we look forward to using interactive boards in training sessions to adapt and adopt all the use of technology available to enhance the overall learning experience for teachers and students alike,h said Mrs. Michele Nithogha, Curriculum Development Officer at Department of Public Schools, Ministry of Education commented.

Our main objective is to enhance the learning making it lively, engaging and motivating experience for teachers and students alike, concluded Ms. El Marji UKSfs Director, Sales & Marketing.

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