[games_access] 4th Conference on e-Learning Excellence in the Middle East

Sandra Uhling sandra_uhling at web.de
Mon Jan 17 06:24:12 EST 2011


do we have people interested in (accessible) e-Learning on list?

There will be a conference about e-Learning in Middle East:
"in Search of New Paradigms for re-Engineering Education"

31 January - 3. February 2011, Dubai

Here is a short version from Nabil:

The 4th Annual Conference on e-Learning Excellence in the Middle East
under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum,
Crown Prince of Dubai and President of HBMeU .
The theme of the 2011 e-Learning Conference, In Search of New Paradigms for
re-Engineering Education, reflects one fundamental question on the agenda of
XXIst century educators, stakeholders and governments, facing the
exponential increase of demand for access to quality education at reasonable
The historian of science Thomas Kuhn gave paradigm its contemporary meaning
when he adopted the word to refer to the set of practices that define a
scientific discipline at any particular period of time:

* what is to be observed and scrutinized;
* the kind of questions that are supposed to be asked and probed for
answers in relation to this subject;
* how these questions are to be structured;
* how the results of scientific investigations should be interpreted;
* how is an experiment to be conducted, and what conceptual tools are
available to conduct the experiment.

Participants of the forum will have numerous benefits such as:

* All participants will take an active lead in initiating e-Learning
excellence for the Middle East
* Decision-makers from governments and institutions, in the field of
education and training, will develop strong peer networks, discuss policy
issues and options, become familiar with such innovations as e-Portfolio and
m-Learning, and acquire tools to implement excellence in e-Learning and
learning technologies
* Leaders in e-Learning - both academics and enterprises - will create
synergies for development of products, programmes and research specific to
excellence in e-Learning for the Middle East through business development
and marketing
* e-Learning enterprises and researchers will become familiar with the
Centre for e-Learning Excellence and partnership opportunities it offers for
businesses in the Middle East
* e-Learning Industry clients will acquire tools for making good choices
in e-Learning and receive support from the Centre for e-Learning Excellence
* Trainers, instructors and e-Faculty will get hands-on experience and
training with learning innovations and tools to promote excellence in
e-Training, e-Assessment, e-Portfolio and m-Learning

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