EasyLearning courses launched in country

DUBAI — A pioneering EasyLearning initiative by Etisalat Academy and the United Arab Emirates University was announced at a Press conference yesterday.

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Published: Wed 22 Mar 2006, 10:14 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:32 PM

An agreement was signed for the distribution of this service in the UAE, the Middle East and North Africa.

The courses under this initiative were finalised after extensive research of the full market in the domains of Administration, Software Programming, Information Technology, e-Government, Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Customer Service, Project Administration, Sales and Inventory, Human Resources and also IT courses from Oracle, Cisco, and full collection of Microsoft, Lotus Notes courses and others.

There is a large collection of courses in Arabic that will soon be available, it was revealed. Points of sale include all business centres of Etisalat, Etisalat Academy and all institutes and campuses of the UAE University. It will also be available at large educational corporations and organisations, and public and private companies in the MENA region.

The Academy was awarded sole representation for the regional countries of this initiative, under the sponsorship of UN-G77, which works for the development and qualification of professional candidates in more than 134 countries.

''Adopting this one of a kind initiative reflects Etisalat's dynamic role in the society along with it's concern for developing the knowledge mechanisms that assist in developing the human capital within the UAE,'' said Ahmad Bin Ali, Manager of Corporate Communications Etisalat.

On the importance of this initiative, Dr Doaa Fares, General Manager, Etisalat Academy, said the initiative is internationally recognised, and expresses the position that the Academy enjoys at the international and regional level. ''This programme aims to close the gap between the requirements of the labour market with the different educational institutes and training companies,'' he said.

He noted that the courses offered do not substitute the traditional courses taught in classrooms, but as it is less expensive, it allows for personal qualification to be achieved at any time, anywhere, and at any pace. ''This approach supports the rapid increase in the size and quality of information that is required for the digital age, so it negates the need for daily or weekly classes,'' he added.

Dr Abdullah Al Khanbashi, Vice Chancellor of UAE University, highlighted the advanced equipment provided by Etisalat to establish this initiative, which is considered the only scheme in the region that aims at developing professional candidates from different specialisations during their careers.

Assim Al Ali, Manager of the EasyLearning Unit, said ''The UN-G77 has adopted this initiative to support and develop the electronic educational environment within the region, and the first bouquet of educational and training program has been finalised.''

He said it includes around 600 training courses and many other internationally certified degrees that cover a wide range of administrative and technical sciences. These programmes, he added, were designed with a special focus on direct education, wherein the number of courses increases and its content is constantly updated by one of the leading Canadian institutes specialised in the industrial sector.

The courses, which have taken market requirements and career development techniques into consideration, were designed for college and university graduates. These courses are unique due to their advanced and flexible nature, as they can be downloaded onto the user's personal computer and saved for a period of three months thereby avoiding any Internet connection problems that may arise.

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