Delegation from MBRF visits National eLearning Center to explore prospects for strengthening cooperation and developing students’ skills

  • 23 Aug 2023

Dubai, UAE, 23 August 2023- A delegation from the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) led by His Excellency Jamal bin Huwaireb, CEO of the MBRF, along with Dr. Hany Torky, Chief Technical Advisor of Knowledge Project, UNDP, visited the headquarters of the National eLearning Center (NeLC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. During this visit, both parties explored innovative prospects for enhancing and strengthening cooperation to help students acquire new skills through the National eLearning Platform. The delegation was received by Dr. Abdullah Alwalidi, Director-General of the NeLC.

The two sides explored several ways and strategies for promoting eLearning, which will support lifelong learning and professional development. In addition to highlighting the significance of offering equitable access to eLearning for everybody, the parties further emphasized the crucial role it plays in fostering leadership, innovation, and sustainability across the education sector. Dr. Alwalidi pointed out the significant role of the NeLC in empowering citizens to compete globally by providing them access to a resilient, interactive, and reliable learning platform. The meeting further shed light on the NeLC’s substantial contributions to enhancing students’ learning experiences and stressed the necessity for the teaching process to adapt quickly to new developments and innovations. They stated that this would help students develop the skills necessary to meet the shifting demands of the labor market.

The meeting further highlighted the importance of embracing innovation in teaching methods and strategies, as well as while creating educational curricula, with a particular emphasis on employing technology to boost e-learning and learner interaction. It also further promoted investments in new and emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), data analysis, and blockchain, to utilize their enormous potential to deliver customized learning experiences that meet learners’ varied needs. They pointed out that this will aid in overcoming the obstacles of traditional educational systems. The meeting drew to a successful close with discussions on how eLearning facilitates and enables participation in the value-added process by stimulating learners’ creativity and critical thinking, while also leveraging various cutting-edge teaching strategies and tools.

His Excellency Jamal bin Huwaireb, CEO of the MBRF, said: “The visit is part of our continuous efforts to strengthen cooperation with numerous educational and knowledge institutions in the region. We believe in the significance of empowering and assisting young people and improving their abilities. The collaboration between the MBRF and the NeLC demonstrates our unwavering commitment to ensuring equitable access to eLearning and boosting students’ confidence in it, thereby helping them achieve excellence and leadership. We look forward to a bright future and fruitful collaboration that will help create a robust and sustainable knowledge society.”

Upon the conclusion of their visit, the MBRF delegation expressed their sincere gratitude to the NeLC’s board, as well as their desire to continue working together to achieve their shared objectives in the fields of knowledge dissemination and education.