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Program to train female online teachers
Program to train female online teachers

RIYADH: The National Center for e-Learning and Distance Education has come up with a comprehensive e-learning program to prepare Saudi female graduates as faculty members and institutional administrators for the development of online education in the Kingdom.
The center announced the program on Monday in partnership with the Open Education Consortium, the network for open education committed to advancing its impact on global education.
According to the plan, the core of the yearlong program is to build on principles of online learning in the US to prepare female faculty and university leaders with skills in online and blending learning, which is a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through delivery of content and instruction via digital and online media with some element of student control over time, place, path and pace.
The center is making a concerted effort with the consortium for a strong foundation in e-learning tools, techniques and learning.
“The future of education is the future of the nation and e-learning is the future of education. Therefore we have come forward with this tie-up for a future e-learning program,” an NCeLDE official said.
“Higher education has not yet fully embraced all opportunities that the digital information age provides to students and faculty. This pioneering program will help our female faculty and university leaders embrace technology-enhanced education, which will better prepare our students for the 21st century,” said Manal Al-Dahash of the center.
“Mentoring these teachers will provide the opportunity to incorporate US-based pedagogy and strategies into their institutions to better educate the Saudi population of girls and women,” commented the Open Education Consortium on the tie-up.
It will also help cover the gap in female teaching staff with proper skills in online education.
The center is redefining its involvement in educational learning in order to make learning of general principles of knowledge available to various members of the community in the future.


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