Abu Dhabi, UAE: – Alef Education, the leading global education technology company headquartered in Abu Dhabi, UAE, is participating at Bett 2019 in London showcasing simulations of its ‘Alef Future Classroom’ and ‘Mission to Mars’ to some of the world’s most innovative educators and researchers from the 23rd to 26th of January at the ExCeL in London .
This participation coincides with Alef Education’s mission to transform education globally and to present its transformative education models to like-minded educators, at one of the most important events for education technology worldwide.
Using virtual reality (VR) technology, visitors are also experiencing the ‘Mission to Mars’, an immersive VR exploration of Mars, as part of Alef Education’s continuous efforts to encourage interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects amongst young students.
Dr. Saleh Al Hashemi, Board Member of Alef Education said: "Our mission to transform education for future generations has been coming to fruition over the past year, as we now expand our horizons globally and take part at Bett in London. This participation takes us a step closer towards our goal in reinventing the learning experience for students globally, and becoming one of the leading providers of education worldwide as a UAE-based company, coinciding with the UAE’s vision to remain on the frontiers of education on a global scale.”
Geoffrey Alphonso, Chief Executive Officer of Alef Education said: “At Alef Education, we adopt new and innovative approaches to teaching that bring education material closer to students globally. We believe in fostering an appetite for learning, and encouraging critical thinking, creativity and learning within schools, by joining young students on a learning journey through AI-enabled education that prepares them academically, personally, and professionally for their future endeavors.”
“The exciting VR journey to the red planet that we are showcasing at the Bett show in London exhibits our enthusiasm and efforts to cultivate the minds of future generations. It also stems from our vision to support the Emirates Mars Mission that aims to send a spacecraft to orbit Mars in 2021, to coincide with the UAE’s 50th anniversary.”
Alef Education’s holistic and integrated learning model is assisted by AI, and has been designed with an aim to create a paradigm shift in education whilst facilitating ways to engage students by creating a customized digital learning experience through interactive content, such as videos and games. The core essence of Alef Education’s philosophy is to categorize content into bite-sized information that is easily digestible for students, while providing real-time feedback for teachers. Its system is serving schools in the UAE and Harlem Children’s Zone in the USA, and has been expanding since its launch in 2016. The learning model aims to prepare students for the challenges of the 21st century by keeping them at the center of the teaching environment and aiding them in critical thinking and decision making through AI.
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. In 2018, Alef Education was serving 10 public schools in UAE, two private schools in UAE and private schools in the USA. This year, in 2019, Alef Education is serving an additional 47 public schools in the UAE.
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.
© Press Release 2019