Capping off the year with a bang, Qatar will officially be launching a redesigned e-learning strategy next month to boost learning opportunities in the State. HE Buthaina bint Ali al-Jabar al-Nuaimi, Minister of Education and Higher Education, has revealed the plans to fully integrate the system more efficiently by addressing the strengths and weaknesses of the platform.
In January, the revamped system will be launched as revealed at the closing plenary session of WISE Summit 2021. The announcement was made alongside fellow panelist, Anthony Seldon, former vice-chancellor, Buckingham University, UK. The moderator was Dareen Abughaida, principal presenter, Al Jazeera, English.
The pandemic has prompted everyone to come up with different ways to adapt to the abrupt changes in the economy and in global trade. This comes with the shift in educational systems, and thanks to technological advancements, Qatar was able to cope with these shifts.
“Our e-learning strategy has been designed in taking into consideration all the lessons learned from the pandemic and also through a consultation process with all the educational stakeholders,” says Al-Nuaimi. “The first [pillar] is governance, and how to enable an environment to promote innovation and empower schools while the second pillar is digital schools and professional development not only for students but also for teachers, administrators, and other staff. The next part is the digital content and it has to be flexible and personalized. The last aspect is the infrastructure to ensure access to all.”
All these revisions also take into consideration children’s mental health as an integral component of education. Because of the increase in levels of depression anxiety and other mental health issues, social and emotional learning is also addressed, along with children’s emotional wellbeing.
“School are often places of fear, fear of failure, fear of mistakes, fear of authorities, and so on. We need to put trust in the system and we need to remind us that education means to lead out,” says Seldon. “We need excellent leadership to promote active learning, companionship, and how to become a better human being.”
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