The eLearning meeting offers a valuable opportunity to share knowledge and ideas


Riyadh — The international conference on “e-learning for the development of human capacities” will start tomorrow Monday in Riyadh under the patronage of the Minister of Education, Dr. Hamad Bin Mohammed Al-Sheikh, Chairman of the Board of the National Center online learning.

The National eLearning Center is organizing the conference, with the participation of national and international experts.

Dr. Hamad Al-Sheikh pointed out that the international conference on “e-Learning for the Development of Human Capacities” is a defining global event in the e-learning and training sector, as it represents an opportunity valuable to share knowledge and ideas and to learn from best experiences and practices. .

In addition, the conference is part of the rapidly changing needs of the labor market.

The Minister confirmed that this conference contributes to the achievement of national goals in human capacity development, given the unlimited support given by the Saudi leadership to the eLearning and training sector; thus helping to strengthen national capacities to be competitive locally and globally.

The National eLearning Center points out that the conference is represented by outstanding national and international institutions and organizations, global experts and specialists in eLearning and training, and human capacity development.

The conference will begin with an opening session in the presence of the Minister of Education, Dr. Hamad Al-Sheikh; Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Education and Training Evaluation Commission, Dr. Khalid Alsabti; Deputy Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, Dr. Abdullah Abuthnain; and Governor of the Technical and Vocational Training Society, Dr. Ahmed Alfahaid. The session will be moderated by the President of the Saudi Electronic University, Dr. Lilac Alsafadi.

The conference agenda includes several sessions and workshops with the participation of a number of speakers; ie the CEOs and Executive Directors, including the CEO of the Human Capacity Development Program, Eng. Anas Al-Mudaifer; the Deputy Director General for Training at the Institute of Public Administration, Dr. Badar Alharbi; IMS Global Learning Consortium Managing Director, Dr. Rob Abel; director of the National Institute for Digital Learning, Dr. Mark Brown; Coursera CEO Jeff Maggioncalda; CEO of FutureLearn, Andy Hancock; and founder and CEO of edX Dr. Anant Agarwal.

The National eLearning Center emphasized that the conference aims to review global experiences and expertise related to innovation in the use of eLearning and training to develop human capabilities worldwide. The conference will discuss the most important challenges of human capacity development and e-learning and training opportunities, and ways to overcome them.

Additionally, the center said the conference consists of four key themes; E-learning as an enabler and accelerator of human capacity development, skills enhancement, learning platforms and micro-certificates, all of which will be discussed in discussion sessions with the participation of more than 20 speakers and a group of global experts from around the world.

There will be 7 online workshops conducted on the sidelines of the conference every day of the conference. In addition, the conference will highlight innovation in using e-learning and training to develop human capabilities, and discuss upskilling, reskilling and lifelong learning. throughout life by presenting the experiences of UNESCO, the International Labor Organization (ILO), the European Union, India and other countries. .

It will also highlight the most important e-learning platform strategies and demonstrate the experiences of the edX, Coursera and FutureLearn platforms in improving skills and meeting future labor market demands. In addition to addressing flexible pathways, micro-degrees and their role in improving skills, achieving alignment between learning outcomes and labor market needs through e-learning and to training, as a key accelerator and catalyst for the development of human capacities which aims to meet future demands.

It should be noted that the International Conference on “e-Learning for Human Capacity Development” is a global platform that brings together policymakers, experts, practitioners of e-learning and training in the whole world. This aligns with the national approach to building a globally competitive citizen. — SPA


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