UKS, the Middle East’s leading learning solutions enabler, announces it's participation at the International Conference of Educational Technology 2008 (ICOET) Conference to be held at the Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat, Oman on March 3 – 5, 2008.
The International Conference on Educational Technology (ICOET) aims to provide an academic platform for sharing ideas, experiences and research relevant to the fields of e-learning, and open and distance education. Everyone from Oman, the Gulf and beyond will be participating in this conference as efforts continue to make e-learning and educational technology a more significant part of Higher Education in Oman.
Mr. Carlos Garcia will be presenting a paper at the conference titled Training University Faculty on Blended Model Educational Techniques. UKS has been conducting a series of faculty training workshops on blended education. These interactive workshops address the best practices UKS has gathered under the title of “The UKS Blended Model of Education” and cover the implementation of techniques such as Case Based Learning, Problem Based Learning and Project Based Learning supported by Web 2.0 tools. This paper will address the experiences UKS has had working with university faculty in the adoption of these modern techniques.
“The UKS approach to blended learning resonates very well with academic audiences because it addresses the growing interest in adopting modern educational technologies and the frustration of not having a well defined process to adopt such technologies”, said Carlos Garcia, manger of the Higher Education Division of UKS.
In addition to its participation at the conference, UKS, in cooperation with its local partner in Oman, Matrix Information Technology will be holding a pre-conference workshop titled The UKS Blended Model of Education - Implementation of a Blended Model of Education Delivery in Higher Education on March 2nd, 2008.
UKS consultants will present attendees with a detailed walkthrough of the steps necessary for the successful adoption and implementation of a blended model of education in a university environment. The topics to be covered include: Hybrid Education Principles, Collaborative Learning, Use of online materials, Instructor Role in Blended Education, Use of Case Studies and Group Problems, Use of Student Projects and Special tools (LMS / Podcasting / Web 2.0 / Virtual Reality).
For more information on the ICOET 2008 Conference, visit http://www.icoet-oman.com 
Universal Knowledge Solutions - (UKS) is the Middle East’s leading learning solutions enabler, with years of experience in the fields of education and training. UKS utilizes its unmatched expertise and strategic partnerships with leading educational and technological providers to deliver a comprehensive range of learning products and services that serve Schools (K-12), Higher Education and Government & Corporate sectors.
Our highly experienced technical staff works with clients to design, develop and deliver flexible, cost-effective and customized learning solutions, based on state-of-the-art training needs analysis frameworks, blending online and face-to-face learning.
UKS is a subsidiary of Al Tanmiya Holding, a conglomerate committed to the development of Human Capital in the corporate and academic worlds.