Distance education has become a strategic choice for the future

He said: The current stage is an opportunity for change and development

The Minister of Education, Dr. Hamad bin Muhammad Al Al-Sheikh, confirmed that distance education has become a strategic choice for the future. This requires continuing work on developing it, and adopting a culture of change within the community to deal with the electronic educational environment without linking it to events or crises, usually the current stage is an opportunity for change and development, and to face challenges and overcome many of them.
Minister Al Sheikh indicated during his meeting today with a number of community elites: To enhance integration between community institutions and the Ministry of Education in support of distance education and e-learning programs, until the Ministry was able to provide a platform for my quality school in a short period of time with national competencies; To provide comprehensive educational services to students, teachers, supervisors, school leaders and parents, noting the support and interest that education finds in its two sectors (public and university), from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Highness the trustworthy Crown Prince – may God protect them – and providing all possibilities for the continuation of the educational journey remotely for students, despite the pandemic circumstances Corona.
He said: “The Ministry of Education seeks integration with community institutions and relevant authorities to support remote education as a national project in an exceptional stage, indicating that the ministry evaluated the educational process remotely five weeks after the beginning of the school year and submitting the results to the High Commissioner to come out with the decision to return to Schools or continuing education at a distance.
Al-Sheikh indicated that the education directors were instructed to follow the educational process and raise the readiness for distance education processes, pointing out that the ministry will conduct tests for a number of courses for all public education students. To find out the results and draw up improvement plans for students’ performance during the distance education period.
The Minister of Education indicated that during the past five weeks, the school was the first support center for students, teachers and their parents. In addition, the school provides psychological support through meeting with parents for psychological and educational preparation regarding the evaluation and follow-up processes for students, expressing his pride in the presence of honorable models of teachers who have overcome challenges, are dedicated to presenting their duties, and deliver their educational message remotely to their students.
His Excellency explained that the Ministry of Education has implemented a set of opinion polls to measure the experience of the beneficiaries of the services provided by (Madrasati platform), as an important input for development, and to overcome the challenges that may face distance education and e-learning in general, revealing that the ministry launched the “Madrasati application” for male and female students. And their parents, and it can be downloaded and installed on all operating systems for smartphones, as it provides more than 16 educational services that will be activated in stages, and the Ministry has also launched the My School competition; As a vessel for disseminating success stories and the most prominent events of the Madrasati platform, with its refined enrichment products targeting teachers, administrators, students and their parents and those interested in educational affairs, according to three areas (education – media and education – training).
He pointed out that six global bodies have conducted two comprehensive studies on the e-learning experience in the Kingdom during the Corona pandemic in public and university education, in coordination with the National Center for E-Learning.
The meeting of the Minister of Education witnessed a tour of the participants to the virtual school, studios of Ain channels to record lessons, and to see the technical and educational equipment included in the remote education system in the Kingdom.

Al-Sheikh: Distance education has become a strategic choice for the future
Saudi Press Agency (SPA)
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2020-10-01

The Minister of Education, Dr. Hamad bin Muhammad Al Al-Sheikh, confirmed that distance education has become a strategic choice for the future. This requires continuing work on developing it, and adopting a culture of change within the community to deal with the electronic educational environment without linking it to events or crises, usually the current stage is an opportunity for change and development, and to face challenges and overcome many of them.
Minister Al Sheikh indicated during his meeting today with a number of community elites: To enhance integration between community institutions and the Ministry of Education in support of distance education and e-learning programs, until the Ministry was able to provide a platform for my quality school in a short period of time with national competencies; To provide comprehensive educational services to students, teachers, supervisors, school leaders and parents, noting the support and interest that education finds in its two sectors (public and university), from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Highness the trustworthy Crown Prince – may God protect them – and providing all possibilities for the continuation of the educational journey remotely for students, despite the pandemic circumstances Corona.
He said, “The Ministry of Education seeks integration with community institutions and relevant authorities to support remote education as a national project in an exceptional stage, indicating that the ministry evaluated the educational process remotely after five weeks of the beginning of the school year and submitting the results to the High Commissioner to come out with the decision to return to Schools or continuing education at a distance.
Dr. Al-Sheikh indicated that directors of education were instructed to follow the educational process and raise readiness for distance education processes, pointing out that the ministry will conduct tests for a number of curricula for all public education students. To find out the results and draw up improvement plans for students’ performance during the distance education period.
The Minister of Education indicated that during the past five weeks, the school was the primary support center for students, teachers and their parents. In addition, the school provides psychological support through meeting with parents for psychological and educational preparation regarding the evaluation and follow-up processes for students, expressing his pride in the presence of honorable models of teachers who have overcome challenges, are dedicated to presenting their duties, and deliver their educational message remotely to their students.
His Excellency explained that the Ministry of Education has implemented a set of opinion polls to measure the experience of the beneficiaries of the services provided by the (Madrasati platform), as an important input for development, and to overcome the challenges that distance education and e-learning may face in general, revealing that the ministry launched the “Madrasati application” for male and female students. And their parents, and it can be downloaded and installed on all operating systems for smartphones, as it provides more than 16 educational services that will be activated in stages, and the Ministry has also launched the My School competition; As a vessel for disseminating success stories and the most prominent events of the Madrasati platform, with its refined enrichment products targeting teachers, administrators, students and their parents and those interested in educational affairs, according to three areas (education – media and education – training).
He pointed out that six global bodies have conducted two comprehensive studies on the e-learning experience in the Kingdom during the Corona pandemic in public and university education, in coordination with the National E-Learning Center.
The meeting of the Minister of Education witnessed the participants’ tour of the virtual school, the studios of Ain channels to record lessons, and the technical and educational equipment included in the remote education system in the Kingdom. The attendees also watched visual presentations on the Madrasati platform and the Ain channels.

01 October 2020 – 14 Safar 1442

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He said: The current stage is an opportunity for change and development

The Minister of Education, Dr. Hamad bin Muhammad Al Al-Sheikh, confirmed that distance education has become a strategic choice for the future. This requires continuing work on developing it, and adopting a culture of change within the community to deal with the electronic educational environment without linking it to events or crises, usually the current stage is an opportunity for change and development, and to face challenges and overcome many of them.
Minister Al Sheikh indicated during his meeting today with a number of community elites: To enhance integration between community institutions and the Ministry of Education in support of distance education and e-learning programs, until the Ministry was able to provide a platform for my quality school in a short period of time with national competencies; To provide comprehensive educational services to students, teachers, supervisors, school leaders and parents, noting the support and interest that education finds in its two sectors (public and university), from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Highness the trustworthy Crown Prince – may God protect them – and providing all possibilities for the continuation of the educational journey remotely for students, despite the pandemic circumstances Corona.
He said: “The Ministry of Education seeks integration with community institutions and relevant authorities to support remote education as a national project in an exceptional stage, indicating that the ministry evaluated the educational process remotely five weeks after the beginning of the school year and submitting the results to the High Commissioner to come out with the decision to return to Schools or continuing education at a distance.
Dr. Al-Sheikh indicated that directors of education were instructed to follow the educational process and raise readiness for distance education processes, pointing out that the ministry will conduct tests for a number of curricula for all public education students. To find out the results and draw up improvement plans for students’ performance during the distance education period.
The Minister of Education indicated that during the past five weeks, the school was the first support center for students, teachers and their parents. In addition, the school provides psychological support through meeting with parents for psychological and educational preparation regarding evaluation and follow-up processes for students, expressing his pride in the presence of honorable models of teachers who have overcome challenges, are dedicated to presenting their duties, and deliver their educational message remotely to their students.
His Excellency explained that the Ministry of Education has implemented a series of opinion polls to measure the experience of the beneficiaries of the services provided by the (Madrasati platform), as an important input for development, and to overcome the challenges that distance education and e-learning may face in general, revealing that the ministry launched the “Madrasati application” for male and female students. And their parents, and it can be downloaded and installed on all operating systems for smartphones, as it provides more than 16 educational services that will be activated in stages, and the Ministry has also launched the My School competition; As a vessel for spreading success stories and the most prominent events of the Madrasati platform, with its refined enrichment products targeting teachers, administrators, students and their parents and those interested in educational affairs, according to three areas (education – media and education – training).
He pointed out that six global bodies have conducted two comprehensive studies on the e-learning experience in the Kingdom during the Corona pandemic in public and university education, in coordination with the National E-Learning Center.
The meeting of the Minister of Education witnessed the participants’ tour of the virtual school, the studios of Ain channels to record lessons, and the technical and educational equipment included in the remote education system in the Kingdom. The attendees also watched visual presentations on the Madrasati platform and the Ain channels.

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