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A nation of smart schools is becoming a reality in GCC

By Lucia Dore (Senior Correspondent) / 6 October 2005

DUBAI — The creation of "smart schools" in the GCC, using state-of-the-art educational technology, has moved one step closer with the signing of a distribution agreement between Dubai-based provider of state-of-the art educational solutions, Road Ahead Group (RAG), and Research Machines Ltd (RM), a leading UK provider of ICT software, services and infrastructure to UK schools.

RAG's exclusive rights to sell and support RM products, like the winning Easiteach Suite, throughout the GCC.

Eastiteach is a state-of-the-art teaching resource that uses interactive whiteboards, projectors and related technologies to engage and empower students. It is already being used in schools across the UK as well as in the GCC. Among the clients using the technology are Jumeirah English Speaking School, Rashid School for Boys, Beacon Education and The British School of Kuwait.

RAG's goal is to accelerate learning for all students by integrating engaging technologies into day-to-day instruction. It aims to source ICT solutions from globally recognised companies that collaborate with educators to create the very best technologies.

Research Machines has won various awards for its innovative products including four 2005 BETT "Best of Show" citations. The BETT Awards, held annually in the UK, are an important way of identifying and recognising high-quality ICT products for the benefit of both developers and educational practitioners.

RM's agreement with RAG represents an important step forward in increasing its international presence. It is also reported that the RM is teaming up with ecompany - Etisalat's epowerhouse providing Internet services and ICT solutions - to create a nation of smart schools, using Easiteach technology.




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