Dubai: – The Digital School signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Mobiles for Education (mEducation) Alliance to develop innovative e-learning solutions for students in underserved communities.
Supporting the Digital School’s goal to reach one million students within five years, the agreement enables both parties to exchange knowledge and expertise to enhance learning of students in refugee camps and remote areas and provide an equal access to quality education. Under the MoU, the Digital School will join mEducation Alliance’s efforts, in partnership with organizations, agencies and donors, to employ cutting-edge technology in education and organize forums, activities and e-learning competitions.
The MoU was signed in the presence of His Excellency Omar AlOlama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications and Chairman of the Digital School’s Board of Directors, Dr. Waleed Al Ali, Secretary General of the Digital School and Member of the Board of Directors and Anthony Bloome, Executive Director and Founder of the mEducation Alliance in the presence of several officials.
AlOlama said, “The Digital School emerged from the concept of teamwork and concerted efforts towards the goal of providing education for all. Technology tools and innovative smart solutions enable students to gain access to education wherever they are in the world. Partnerships with prestigious institutions support the Digital School’s goals to reach as many students as possible and develop an innovative digital educational system based on world-class curricula.”
AlOlama added that achieving the fourth goal of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals – to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all– is among the Digital School’s priorities as a comprehensive Arab platform. Equipped with advanced learning technologies, the Digital School aims to support existing education systems and provide an flexible and adaptable self-learning experience that ensures uninterrupted education in underserved communities.
Areas of Cooperation
The two parties will cooperate in identifying partnership opportunities in different countries, and in developing cutting-edge technologies to implement joint digital education projects.
Through the agreement, both parties will jointly conduct quantitative and qualitative research on best educational practices in underserved communities and remote areas, provide consultations to educational institutions in local communities, and support efforts to fund humanitarian initiatives in the digital education sector.
Anthony Bloomesaid, “The idea behind the Digital School represents a model in adopting cross-border humanitarian and development efforts to support disadvantaged communities. Thus, it is a story that can inspire launching similar initiatives worldwide. With the mEducation Alliance as the largest global convenor of development and donor agencies aimed at expanding technology adoption in education, we are pleased to cooperate with the Digital School to reach the highest possible number of learners.”
Bloome added, “To advance the Digital School initiative, the mEducation Alliance offers its advisory services in education technology as well as a range of convening and communication products and linkages with several of the catalytic initiatives we are advancing globally. Through these channels, we will jointly analyze impact, identify collaborators, publish good practices, and generally elevate awareness of promising education technology opportunities to help learners within formal and nonformal educational settings. We also organize events in cooperation with policymakers, innovators, and donors to strengthen global cooperation and accelerate the adoption and scale of appropriate digital education tools. We look forward to advancing these efforts through our partnership with the Digital School.”
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