Bahrain summit probes e-learning trends
Manama, May 9, 2013
Latest trends in e-learning practices and management are coming under the spotlights during a conference held at the Crowne Plaza Bahrain.
The fourth International e-Learning Conference, organised by Bahrain University, is being held under the patronage of Deputy Premier Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, according to a report in the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
The three-day event, which will conclude today, has attracted regional and international experts in the field of e-learning.
It features sessions that reflect on the latest trends in nurturing best practices, as well as a competition for the best course and best creative work to improve the environment for e-learning.
An exhibition is also being held on the sidelines of the event, showcasing telecommunication companies, technologies and software related to e-learning as well as learning management systems, e-universities, e-books and e-commerce.
Around 22 research papers were discussed yesterday, including the positive impact of e-learning on education, opinions of university students on learning through smartphones and experience in e-libraries in Bangladesh, among others.
Meanwhile, Zain Bahrain has set up a stand at the exhibition, where it is giving away nine Nokia Lumina mobile phones to participants during raffle draws.
Zain Bahrain general manager Mohammed Zainalabedin stressed the Bahrain University Zain e-Learning Centre is a major corporate social responsibility initiative and part of the company's investment in the future of Bahrain.
"We are sure this will translate into even more effective e-learning opportunities and in this context, this conference will give e-learning centres and academicians an opportunity to brainstorm and get ahead in developing new agenda and curricula for this new futuristic method of knowledge-sharing," he said. – TradeArabia News Service