Education minister lauds UNESCO’s recognition of Saudi e-learning model among world's best

June 11, 2021

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH — Minister of Education Dr. Hamad Al Al-Sheikh, who is also the chairman of the board of directors of the National e-Learning Center, has praised UNESCO’s adoption of the evaluation framework prepared by the center.

The Kingdom’s model was approved by UNESCO along with those of South Korea, China, and Finland after the UN agency conducted a study of international best practices in e-learning.

The minister made the remarks while presiding over the 7th meeting of the center’s Board of Directors, adding that the National e-Learning Center has made qualitative achievements in line with the Kingdom’s goals in e-learning, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Friday.

Al-Sheikh called for enhancing efforts and strengthening integration and partnership with the relevant authorities, stressing that e-learning has become an essential part of the educational process.

The board of directors commended the educational efforts made in response to the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic and the transformation of e-learning with efficiency.

They also lauded the services being provided to beneficiaries, in accordance with the second developmental documentation study for e-learning in the Kingdom. The study conducted by the Organization of the Learning Consortium (OLC), which will be published soon, saw the participation of several leading international educational organizations in the field of e-learning.

During the meeting, the director of the center Dr. Abdullah Bin Muhammad Al-Walidy reviewed the center's strategic plan, the standards of excellence in e-learning, the licensed entities and programs, and the mechanism for following up and implementing these programs, in addition to reviewing the initiatives and achievements made within the center's work plan.

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