Become Global
by Adapting to Technology, 
Teachers Urged

DUBAI - Teachers need to move towards a technology-powered teaching module in a world in which it is hard to think of a job that does not employ IT-enabled services, feel the heads of schools, who attended the 21st Annual Conference of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday.

By Afshan Ahmed

Published: Fri 6 Feb 2009, 1:40 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 9:36 AM

The four-day conference at the Indian High School Dubai will focus on the benefits of adopting and adapting IT to multiple usages in the curricula of the schools.

“Children are more comfortable using the computer and we need to move to an environment that is comfortable to them. The classroom has transformed, now becoming more global with the connectivity of the Internet,” said Husam Dajani, Senior Vice-President — Oracle Corporation and Chief of Middle East and Africa, in his keynote address to 86 delegates from CBSE schools in the Gulf.

Ashok Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, Indian High School (IHS) Dubai, remarked “Working week by week strengthens the (‘weak’) leaders.”

Taking to the podium in chronological order of their tenure, chairmen of the Gulf CBSE Council addressed the gathering. “We need to reinvent the leadership in schools. The students should, therefore, be equipped with what they need to prepare them for life,” said Dr Farooq Wasil, Director of Asian Schools, GEMS.

Over the week, teachers will be motivated to use technological tools in the classroom to enhance the students’ learning experience.

In a workshop on ‘Integration of Technology in the Classroom’, Chris Stevens demonstrated to the teachers how IT could be used for effective communication and could be understood by students.

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