Kuwait’s Ministry of Education wins ‘Technology Initiative Award’ for Accelerating Digital Transformation in Education
In recognition of its efforts in establishing a strategic vision for owning innovation in the nation and to transform the educational system through using latest digital modern technologies, the Kuwait Ministry of Education got a ‘Technology Initiative Award’ throughout the respected yearly Bett Middle East awards ceremony; held at the Dusit Thani, Abu Dhabi.
BETT (British Education and Training Technology) has actually established itself as a global meeting point for the education technology community. Via its ongoing collection of world-class occasions, it continuouslies advertise the exploration of modern technology and knowledge to improve long-lasting learning. The Bett Awards aim to acknowledge, award and commemorate creativity and innovation discovered throughout the region's education sector by honoring outstanding sources and learning solutions. Hundreds of entrances to the Bett Awards were evaluated by several education professionals to make certain a reasonable and meticulous process.
The award was obtained by Dr Khaled AlRushaid, Assistant Undersecretary, Ministry of Education Kuwait, on behalf of the Ministry for its IT facilities modernization project that organizes more than 300,000 individuals and provides services to professors, instructors and students across the country.
Under the umbrella of the infrastructure modernization project, the Ministry's 1 to 1 effort was introduced to supply tablet computers for all teachers and students in Kuwait. Phase 1 of this initiative targeted 82,000 students and educators across 6 school districts. The project's main aim is to encourage teachers with latest innovations that allows them to supply improved finding out experiences to meet the demands for 21st century students; boosting student interaction, promoting partnership among them and outfitting them with necessary digital abilities required for the modern workplace.
MOE's 1 to 1 project advertises integration of technology with education by providing instructors and students with Microsoft Windows Instruments pre-installed with finding out materials and correctly configured applications for easy usage. As part of this project, 1000 instructors throughout 6 school districts in Kuwait have actually been educated to end up being Master instructors with a "Train the Trainer" program. These teachers are currently furnished with the knowledge and abilities should train various other instructors on the best ways to make use of innovation successfully and involve with students in the class.
" The Ministry of Education makes every effort to incorporate technology in education to inspire and support discovering in class, while concurrently addressing both students and teachers' demands." Said Dr Khaled AlRushaid, Assistant Undersecretary, Ministry of Education Kuwait. "We have actually always aimed at cultivating methodical improvement in education with capability structure and boosting the quality of teaching and knowing by leveraging modern innovations. It is an honour to obtain the ‘Technology Initiative Award’ in the group of excellence in education, and we would love to thank our partners, Microsoft, for their assistance. This recognition highlights our dedication to management and excellence, and to advertise e-learning throughout institutes in Kuwait."
The project has actually helped serve MOE's goal to range and smoothly disperse knowledge to teachers across the nation by cultivating inter school collaboration. Additionally, educators in Ahmadi school area are working together to develop the very first electronic book in Arabic around the use of Microsoft tools in education.
" Innovation has an immense power to transform mentor and understanding, and accelerate the influence of education across countries. Microsoft stays committed to empowering trainees and teachers, allowing them to leverage modern technology to achieve much more." Said Charles Nahas, Country General Manager, Microsoft Kuwait. "We are honoured to partner with the Ministry of Education and praise them on winning this award. MOE and Microsoft share the very same vision for developing educators' capacity and promote digital transformation in education to give pupils with the ideal technical skills; by facilitating the very best programs for training educators in a progressively technology-driven global economic climate."