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Du Makes Its Move In Smart Learning Market

27/05/2015 by Julian Frankum


Smart learning is still very much in its infancy in Dubai, but telecoms firm du believes it has put together a package which will see schools across the UAE adopt this hi-tech approach.

As regional newspaper Gulf News reports, Cloud Class Flow, the smart software developed by du, is currently in its pilot stage, with Dubai International School the first educational institution to trial the package.

The cloud-based teaching and learning platform allows students to access content from all classes at the click of a button or a swipe of a tablet, acting principal of the school Nafez Al Hayek explained.

He says that both students and teachers are benefiting from this "collaborative" means of teaching, prompting the school to implement the software in four subjects: English, maths, science and French.

Not only are schools able to benefit from cutting down on paper, for example, but they are better equipped to learn from lesson plans in schools in other countries, says Jawad Shaikh, executive vice president, Digital Business, du.

Goncalo Fernandes, head of Digital Services Enterprise at du, said that Cloud Class Flow "unanimously increased the level of engagement".

Feedback on the impact of the software from English teacher Emad Al Hamrawi, meanwhile, suggests du could soon have some significant competition on its hands in the smart learning market.

"Students don't like to learn with pen and paper, but they are happy to do so with technology," he said. "The programme also corrects and grades the assessments so that means having less writing and paper to correct."


Du, UAE, Technology, telecoms, Smart Learning

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