American University of Bahrain ensures seamless continuation of study

Microsoft Teams and Amazon Web Services already in place before temporary closure of campus

Sameera Alatawi, Director of Information Technology, AUBH

Sameera Alatawi, Director of Information Technology, AUBH

Riffa, Bahrain: The American University of Bahrain (AUBH) has ensured continuation of programs via the implementation of the latest in learning technology, utilizing globally-recognized online classrooms from Microsoft O365 Teams and Amazon Web Services Workspaces, in addition to the Moodle Learning Management system. The technology was implemented as soon as the campus shifted to online learning, to prevent the spread of COVID-19, with AUBH’s Students and Staff safety in mind. The implementation of the technology also presented AUBH Students with the opportunity to learn from anywhere, anytime. Content and assignments can be accessed online, students and teachers interact using online tools, and collaborate with each other for group work or assignments.

Sameera Alatawi, Director of Information Technology, AUBH, commented: “The objective of the AUBH IT Department since our opening in September, is to extend the learning environment to be accessed anywhere and anytime, and to empower students and faculty equally to achieve more. We had the tools in place in September, so we were ready to take our learning fully online immediately and seamlessly.”

AUBH’s interational faculty has received in-depth training from the IT Directorate on how to get the best out of the technology, which can deliver online lectures and stream live events to up to 10,000 participants. The technology uses innovation such as digital whiteboards, session recording and real-time feedback, to ensure the learning experience is as immersive as possible when delivered off-site.

AUBH offers programs in Colleges of Business and Management, Engineering, and Architecture and Design. AUBH’s purpose-built campus in Riffa is a second home to a new caliber of students, nurtured and mentored by hand-picked faculty with the best international and local expertise. As the first American-style University in Bahrain, AUBH takes a unique approach to learning, going beyond imparting knowledge to giving students access to real world scenarios and practical case-based learning. Complete with the latest in learning technology, library, labs, and a sports center, the campus is alive with the buzz of academic and extra-curricular life, amongst a multi-cultural student body.

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AUBH is the first comprehensive, purpose-built, American-style co-educational university in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Our University offers a unique approach to education which fosters interaction and collaboration between students, faculty and the professional community, resulting in a holistic educational journey for students, going beyond theory into real-life practical situations.

Thinking holistically to the challenge of global employability readiness, AUBH curriculum is built by experts and specialists to equip students with the knowledge and soft skills to succeed in a rapidly changing and evolving environment. The AUBH quality of American-style education mirrors that of the best universities in the United States.

The brand-new 75,000 square feet AUBH campus is located in Riffa, Bahrain. In addition to its open structures, AUBH Incorporates innovative and ergonomic design in its education and social spaces, enhancing the learning and developmental experience for each student. Along with the classrooms, library and labs, the campus includes a Sports Center, indoor and outdoor courts and fields, a vast Student Commons, and an auditorium for special events.

AUBH is proud to be licensed by the Higher Education Council of the Ministry of Education of Bahrain, and is seeking accreditation with one of the six U.S. regional accreditors recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), holding the highest level of quality assurance at the institutional level.

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