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After Corona … E- Learning will be a strategic choice in Saudi Arabia

The Minister of Education in Saudi Arabia, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Center for E-Learning Hamad Al-Sheikh, revealed that e-learning after the Corona crisis will not be the same as before, praising the role of the National Center for E-Learning before and during this crisis.

Hamad Al Sheikh stressed that the center will have a greater role during the coming period, especially with the recent developments, and with the accelerated global trend towards e-learning and its technologies as a future option, and not just an alternative to exceptional cases, calling for the need to document the experience of e-learning in Saudi Arabia during this period, Whether university or general education.

This came during his presidency, on Sunday, the fourth (virtual) meeting of the Center’s Board of Directors, during which efforts to use e-learning to ensure the continuity of education in the current period, and a number of topics on the agenda were reviewed.

Al-Sheikh praised the support of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and his Crown Prince, for education in Saudi Arabia, especially at this stage of the suspension of the study in attendance, which resulted in the smoothness and continuity of the educational process from a distance, and its success despite the difficulties and obstacles encountered.

On the other hand, Abdullah Al-Waleedi, Director General of the National Center for E-Learning praised the distinguished efforts of the Saudi Ministry of Education and universities to ensure the continuity of education, pointing out that we are facing an opportunity to develop in distance education to make a qualitative shift after the Corona crisis, calling for the expansion of e-learning according to standards and governance To ensure his best employment.

Board members praised during the meeting the successes achieved in e-learning during the Corona crisis, and the good handling and management of the Ministry of Education and Universities, which resulted in the successful and rapid implementation of e-learning when the crisis occurred.