Conference to Mark Knowledge Day

A CONFERENCE on “Women and E-Learning: Potentials and Challenges” will be held at Ajman University of Science and Technology (AUST) on March 17-18, 2010, to celebrate Knowledge Day.

Published: Tue 9 Mar 2010, 12:52 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 3:08 AM

Dr. Ahmad Dabbagh, Director of E-learning Educational Services at AUST, said that the aim of the conference is to introduce school students, teachers and women in particular to E-learning education. This system is, he said, one of the most important means of modern interactive multiple applications and is usable in a variety of environments. It is able to benefit students, working women and housewives, helping them to continue their education and training at a time and place suitable for their lifestyle.The conference, organised in collaboration with the Umm Al Mumineen Association, will be held under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ajman, and his wife Shaikha Fatima bint Zayed bin Saqr Al Nahyan.

The presence of Shaikh Humaid Al Nuaimi at the event’s opening ceremony will demonstrate the importance that he accords to education, as well as his support of the education of women and their use of the latest technology in educational and social institutions, said Dr Dabbagh.

The conference, he added, will include various sessions, including three on e-learning and its role in the development of teachers, students and e-learning applications, and the experience of the impact of e-learning in helping women pursue educational excellence. Eight workshops are also planned, focusing on the interactive smart board, the use of e-learning resources, and configuring educational material using e-Learning systems.

Among the events to be held is a Book Exhibition that is the first of its kind in Ajman, and is intended to encourage students to read more widely.

There will also be competitions in e-learning design and photography, Miss World beauty in good manners, and a number of seminars, lectures and workshops. These will highlight the role of culture, science and ethics in society as well as the role of morality in the educational attainment of students, and its function in encouraging patriotism and community service through the experience of education and the acquiring of knowledge through theoretical and practical experience.

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