The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) throws the spotlight on its pioneering ‘smart’ learning solutions, including the landmark Smart Campus initiative, at the 36th edition of GITEX Technology Week that will run until October 20, 2016 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The university’s participation highlights anew the university’s commitment to the UAE’s ongoing smart transformation efforts.
The latest edition of the Arab region’s largest technology exhibition sees the HBMSU discussing the latest in its pursuit of advancing and making the Arab learning system more globally competitive in the 21st century. High-level specialists from HBMSU’s Technology Development Division occupy Sheikh Saeed Hall S2-A21 of the event’s venue along with the executives from Smart Dubai Government.
The Smart Campus leads other key smart learning solutions being highlighted during GITEX. Accessible via PC and mobile devices, the Smart Campus is a one-stop-shop for the needs of HBMSU learners and faculty. It works by seamlessly automating and integrating all relevant services, applications and subsystems - whether open source or commercial – to ensure a smooth, enjoyable and fruitful user experience. Chief of its features is a platform enabling social communication, collaboration, and learning among all members of the university community.
Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, HBMSU Chancellor, said: “Our Smart Campus and other smart learning solutions have significant implications for millions of learners in the Arab region and beyond. All of these solutions are learner-centered and involve active restructuring for genuine collaboration among learners and deep understanding of given learning materials.”
“By offering these programs to our learners, which they could take wherever they are, we hope to substantially contribute to the transformation of Dubai and other UAE cities into smart cities. Moreover, we aim to boost local digital learning and help create new learning opportunities for current and future generations through our programs,” Al Awar added.
Other HBMSU’s smart learning solutions that are also on showcase include the e-learning course digitization, which converts conventional courses to smart learning materials accessible on any device; virtual classroom, an online classroom that allows learners to communicate with their fellow learners and instructors; and virtual lab, which enables learners to log on remotely from different physical locations to use a dedicated pool of computing resources for experimenting purposes.
Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) is committed to instilling a culture of quality, innovation and research through smart learning, with emphasis on the academic disciplines of business, quality management, education, healthcare and environment.