E-book of grade 12 syllabus developed

DUBAI — The ‘E-Zayed Book’ was launched in Dubai yesterday under the patronage of the Mohammed bin Rashid Establishment for Young Business Leaders and in association with The Educational Horizons Publishing and Distribution.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Wed 6 Sep 2006, 9:44 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 8:19 PM

The e-book, which is the first of its kind in the region, is the brainchild of Sawsan Al Rahma, the director of the project. Al Rahma, who refers to the project as an ‘adventure’, insisted on naming the book after late Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nayan as a gesture of appreciation for his unique vision and contribution to the field of education.

The ‘E-Zayed Book,’ developed on a flash memory disk, contains the curriculum for 12th grade government school students in convenient digital form. The e-book is meant to replace the heavy books students carry to school, freeing them from this burden and the adverse effect it has on their performance. It also saves paper, cuts costs for the Ministry of Education, and presents a solution to copyright breaches that are common in UAE libraries.

According to Jamil Melhem, the finance and administration consultant for The Educational Horizons Publishing and Distribution, “It’s time to push forward the educational revolution that has been brought about by technology.” He emphasised the need for modernisation and warned of the dangers of lagging behind and stagnating, shedding light on the importance of education for the advancement and progress of nations.

For Sawsan Al Rahma, Director of the project, the ‘E-Zayed Book’ is a ‘national project’. She said: “The initiative aims at fostering the UAE’s strategic plans towards creating an e-enabled society. Zayed E-Book is aligned with the UAE’s education policies and is based on the curriculum endorsed by the Ministry of Education.”

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