Alef Education brings together thought leaders, academics and experts to its first symposium

The event included a number of sessions and seminars

Alef Education brings together thought leaders, academics and experts to its first symposium

Abu Dhabi, UAE:- Alef Education, the leading UAE-based education technology company, hosted last week its first symposium at its headquarters in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi under the theme “Digital Transformation in the Education Sector”.  

The event included a number of sessions and seminars during which the most important challenges and solutions around the implementation of technology in the education field and the most prominent developments, researches and discoveries in the field of neuropsychiatry and artificial intelligence, were discussed.   

One of the main topics tackled at the symposium was Digital Transformation in the Education Sector in the UAE. Through a blend of the latest innovations in Artificial Intelligence and a holistic education system, Alef Education provides students with the personalized education they need to succeed and prepares them to become the next generation of innovative individuals for the 21st knowledge-based economy.

Dr.Nasser Aluwaishiq, Chief Officer, Content and Technology Solutions at Tatweer Company for Education Services, highlighted the unprecedented transformations the education sector in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is witnessing and the digital reforms introduced from a traditional teacher-centered model to the student-centered model.

The importance of managing education reform, and the crucial role a digital transformation in the sector will play in preparing the young generations in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the skills necessary for the 21st century. Added Dr. Aluwaishiq

The Symposium also brought together a local and international diversity of attendees, Academics and experts in the field of education from different parts of the world, including Alef Education Advisory Board members, Dr. John Ratey, Associate Clinical professor at Harvard University, Dr. Partha Talukdar, Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Science and

Dr. Ryan Baker, Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, who approached the theme from a variety of different perspectives. The Symposium featured also researchers and education experts from the Ministry of Education in the UAE, and the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge,

Commenting on the event, Geoffrey Alphonso, Chief Executive Officer of Alef Education said: “At Alef Education, our mission is simple and core to our company values is agility and being able to learn, adapt and refine our models and processes to support this transformation. We are relentless in pursuing our goals and that is why we look for people that think differently and that are ready to embrace change and disruption.”

“The total global investment made to the EdTech sector in 2017 was the highest ever at $ 9.5 billion. An overflow of new products in the EdTech market is noticeable globally with words such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Adaptive learning and Big Data making and marking the scene. At this point, it is safe to question the potential of this abundance of purpose-built organizations to truly drive these innovations at scale and adopt them reliably as primary methods of teaching and learning in classrooms. We were brave enough to enterprise the development of a revolutionary framework that, with a virtual learning system, builds aspects of engagement and personalization into the learning journey. And in our quest to maintain an interactive and further engaged relationship between learners, teachers and parents, we backed our products with an advanced feedback capability from the learner ecosystem. These core principles have enabled our success!” Added Mr. Alphonso

In 2017, the Alef education system was successfully introduced to 1,000 students at Al Asayel school public school in Abu Dhabi. This year, in 2018, Alef Education is serving 10 public schools in UAE, two private schools in UAE and two private schools in the USA.

The event featured recognition of the local public and private schools that endorsed Alef Education’s revolutionary system, and are implementing it, including Al Suqoor School, Al Asayel School, Fatima Bint Mubarak School, Sa'ad Bin Mo'ath School, Atika Bint Abdel Muttalib School, Makkah School, Al Dhaher School, Al Khair School, Qatr Al Nada School, Al Nokhba School, as well as Maplewood International School and The British School Al Khubairat (BSAK).


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About Alef Education

Alef Education is an education technology company based in the United Arab Emirates.  The idea of Alef first came about in 2015 where it was conceptualized as a technology-enabled primary mode of education system to address the needs of the local public school system in the United Arab Emirates. From that concept, the company’s vision soon expanded to include digital educational transformation within the K12 sector globally.

In 2016, Alef Education launched a futuristic Microschool with a custom-made learning platform. In 2017, the Alef education system was successfully introduced to 1,000 students at a public school in Abu Dhabi. This year, in 2018, Alef Education is serving 10 public schools in UAE, two private schools in UAE and two private schools in the USA.

The journey of Alef Education has just begun and many breakthroughs and transformative approaches to the future of education, enabled by technology, are currently under development. Alef Education is committed to building engaged learning experiences for the 21st century learner.

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