Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre
BETT Middle East 2011, an educational conference and exhibition will provide leaders from the public and private education sectors with the latest technological teaching methods and solutions to raise the educational standards in the Middle East to develop a highly competitive workforce for the future.
At the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research’s (ECCSR) second annual Educational Conference, ‘Essentials of School Education in the UAE, H.E. Dr. MugheerKhamis Al Khaili, Director of the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) said: “We have to tailor our educational programmes to include many new elements that have become the norm internationally, such as the inclusion of technology in the classrooms.”
BETT Middle East will commence on 25 October and will have presentations addressing how educational leaders can leverage technology to improve the performance of schools; the place of technology in raising the performance of education systems; and how technology can enhance the efficiency and reputation of Higher Education Institutions.
A Guided VIP Exhibition Tour and Learn Live: Teaching Live feature will be offered twice during the first day of BETT Middle East. Delegates will be able to witness the insights and discussions during the conference sessions.
Paul Dunne, Managing Director, Emap Connect, said: “The Guided VIP Exhibition Tour and Learn Live: Teaching Live activities will be offered twice so that educational leaders and delegates are not rushed when visiting each area. They have an adequate amount of time to get acquainted with the exhibitors and their products. In addition, spending an entire session at the Learn Live: Teaching Live feature will enhance their understanding of the technological-rich learning space in which teachers and students from the GEMS Education system will demonstrate innovative and collaborative teaching and learning.”
Exhibitors at BETT Middle East 2011 include EdArabia, INTEL, Panasonic Middle East, Hewlett-Packard Middle East, Encyclopedia Britannica, Cisco Systems International, and many more.
In order to reach the Abu Dhabi Government’s 2030 plan of providing nationals with the skills that can significantly impact the formal economy, H.E. Dr. Al Khailistated that the support of teachers, educational institutes, government entities and parents are all a crucial necessity.
Further to having classroom solutions for students, a presentation on effective Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in public sector education will also demonstrate the unique opportunities to improve teaching and learning at all levels of education. In addition, a panel discussion will be held to understand the ICT skills gap in education
Day two will begin with inspirational stories through incorporating ICT in education both regionally and internationally. Attendees caninquire about the opportunities, challenges and outcomes of taking the initiative towards moving to a more technologically focused learning environment.
Delegates will again have the opportunity to visit the Learn Live: Teaching Live feature again. As opposed to day one, two educational organizations will demonstrate their own application of ICT to highlight the innovative and collaborative teaching and learning during the day. Mosaica Education will demonstrate first and Cfbt Education will occupy the central feature later that afternoon.
Discussions will also be held focusing on the challenges and opportunities of integrating ICT-rich solutions into schools, colleges and universities. Cost-effective deployment strategies will also be highlighted to ensure an efficient transition to the future of educational teaching methods along with a case study on the impressive returns on ICT investments in Jordan.
Organized by Emap Connect, BETT Middle East will be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) in Abu Dhabi UAE from 25 – 26 October 2011 and will host leading educators from around and beyond the region to share how technology has significantly improved learning in their respective countries.