Programmes and tutorials
Ministry of Education in the UAE, in partnership with Etisalat and Google launched online education to develop hundreds of tutorials on YouTube aimed for Grade 11 and 12 students.
Duroosi (which means my studies in Arabic), is a YouTube channel with 600 tutorials, covering a variety of subjects based on the national curriculum, and intended to help families cut back on the high cost of private tuitions. MoE scanned all the important topics for Grades 11 and 12 and brought the material to Etisalat, which produced the YouTube videos in Arabic. This is Etisalat's first eEducation project; the company is also looking to develop similar tutorials for other age groups.
Diwan eBook reader
Ministry of Education led launched Diwan eBook reader, an app that facilitates the downloading of books and online study. It lets teachers and students from the government schools to view and interact with the learning curriculum electronically.
Mohammed bin Rashid Smart Learning project
Another pioneering smart learning initiative by the UAE Government is the Mohammed bin Rashid Smart Learning project. The project is a joint venture between Ministry of Education (MOE) and UAE's Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) in cooperation with the UAE Prime Minister's office.
The AED 1 billion programme is part of Vision 2021 and will be introduced in four stages over five years. Preparing the schools for the goal, the ministry in association with Etisalat is equipping around 400 campuses with the latest 4G networks, eBoards, smart tablets as well as eContent, including textbooks on iPhones, iPads and Android platforms.
eLearning has been given a significant boost through accredited bachelor and master's courses from Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University.