E-learning

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King Khalid University, Media Center

As part of the initiatives of the Deanship of e-learning at King Khalid University, which are concerned with open learning and with keeping up with the aspirations of Vision 2030 to contribute to the provision of opportunities for science and education for everyone and to give the beneficiary the necessary skills to achieve his/her goals, the Deanship launched the KKUx platform. The mission of this platform is to contribute effectively in providing the most relevant skills for future jobs in an electronic form. The content will be provided in high and universal quality that definitely benefits future job seekers or anyone who wants to develop their skills.

This initiative is the first of its kind at the level of the Saudi universities concerning its focus on "skills of the future." All courses will be based on Vision 2030, which places great emphasis on the theme "learn to work." The purpose is to move the economic wheel forward by focusing on the development of core competencies and personal talents.

Al-Solamy: We seek to diversify the experiences of our sons and daughters and provide them with a set of core competencies required for the future.

The initiative was inaugurated and launched by His Excellency the Rector of King Khalid University, Prof. Dr. Faleh Bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy. In a key statement by the Rector, he said, "The skills of creativity, innovation, and leadership are the core skills of the future generation. We aim to diversify the experiences of our sons and daughters and provide them with a broad range of in-demand skills that are required for future jobs."

For his part, the Dean of e-Learning at King Khalid University, Dr. Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Ahmari, said, "King Khalid University is no longer limited to merely spreading the contents of its courses on the internet, but has expanded its reach to help those who wish to learn an opportunity to acquire quality skills and personal talents in order to achieve and build a prosperous and happy future."

The KKUx platform announces the launch of 3 quality skills courses this summer with the following titles:

  • Basics of Establishing Start-up Companies ( From 24-7-2017 to 24-8-2017)
  • The Road Towards IELTS ( From 24-7-2017 to 24-8-2017)
  • Design Thinking (from 1-10-2017 to 1-11-2017)

Those wishing to join these courses can register through the main platform website at:

http://kkux.org

 

KKUx to Offer Innovative Summer Skill Courses
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e-Learning Deanship

His Excellency, Prof. Faleh Bin Rajaa Allah Al Solami, the Director of King Khalid University, launched the KKU Educational platform Initiative, which is a qualitative initiative at the university level. Moreover, the initiative is in line with the aspirations of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to contribute to providing science and learning opportunities for all and giving users the necessary skills to enable them to achieve their objectives. The initiative contributes effectively in providing the most important skills for the future jobs with a high-quality,  international content that will benefit the future job seeker or anyone who wants to develop his/her skills. The opening ceremony began with an introductory video about KKU initiative submitted by the Deanship of e-learning.

The Dean of e-learning Deanship, Dr. Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Ahmari, gave an overview of the initiative, in which he explained that the university is achieving clear and tangible achievements in the fields of e-learning. He said, "The KKU initiative is one of the specific initiatives at the university level".

After that, there was a launch of "Tazamn" platform and the launch of "Lighboard" technology as part of the creative solutions to develop and facilitate e-learning process. The Vice-Dean of the e-learning Deanship submitted a presentation on this new technology.

Al Solamy: Depending on what I have noticed of services provided by the Deanship of e-Learning, I am looking forward to achieving distinguished position at the level of local and international universities

The Director of the University also expressed his happiness with the services he witnessed and the modern technical means in the Deanship, praising the efforts of the employees. He said, "I am pleased with the educational services and initiatives offered by this Deanship to the University in all its branches and employees." Noting that the university administration will not hesitate to provide full support to the Deanship for the advancement of the educational process. He added, "Depending on what I have noticed of services provided by the Deanship of e-Learning, I am looking forward to achieving distinguished position at the level of local and international universities, and we, at King Khalid University, are concentrated intensively our aspirations and our future plans in the side of e-learning, which will contribute to the success of the University by virtue of the number of students and the number of branches"

At the end of the visit, the Deanship of e-Learning honored success partners and distinctive colleges in applying e-learning at the university.

His Excellency the Rector launches a number of e-learning initiatives
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King Khalid University-Media Center

His Excellency, the Rector of King Khalid University (KKU) Prof. Dr. Falleh bin Raja Allah Al Solamy, has, on Monday morning, inanaugrated the educational data analysis at deanship of e-learning. It is one of qualitative initiatives at the universities level and that is because of its interest and focus on the quality to the learning environment for students. Upon arrival, His Excellncy the Rector, took a tour of the e-learning labs at where he was briefed on the working mechanism and technical devices available to the employees there. After that the ceremony started with an introductory film about the achievements of the e-learning Deanship. The presentation included a number of programs and electronic services which have been provided by the deanship, highlighting on Tamkeen program. The aim of the program is to train the faculty members, and students on e-learning programs, e-tests and e-courses. It also deals with classification and accreditation of courses in partnership with the specialized authorities in the field of e-learning. In addition to that, the ceremony presented several excellence awards achieved by the deanship in e-learning field at the level of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf universities, which are the most prominent of the QM Organization. Next, the dean of e-learning, Dr. Fahad Al Ahmari, gave aspeech handling through the deanship and the educational data analysis initiative. In his speech, Dr. All Shari explained the clear and concrete accomplishments of the University in the e-learning areas. He stated, " the beneficiaries percentage of e-learning programs in the University has reached more than 75%." He pointed out that the data analysis initiative was considered one of qualitative initiatives at the universities level, mentioning the strong interest of the deanship on it. He added "this initiative will enable us to control courses and their efficiency as well as the extent of KKU students to take advantage of these courses and the way they interact with them. Moreover, it will monitor the performance of the faculties. So there will be specific analyzes to each student and faculty member which will contribute to the discovery of the defect, if there is any, and treat it". And on the other hand, It will help on showing the aspects of excellence and the ways of improving them." Following that, a number of successful stories for some colleges have been showed on how they have worked to raise the data analysis reports to the Deanship for: development and the discovery of the defect. Continuously, the examples included the work that were handled on the educational advancement of its envienvironmen. Next, His Excellency the rector was briefed on the brainstorming hall, the halls of visual communication and studio in the deanship. He delivered a speech on which he expressed his delight with what he saw of services, and modern technology in the deanship, praising the efforts of its staff by saying, "I am well pleased with what I have seen from educational services and initiatives provided by the Deanship and its employees in its various branches." He added that he university administration would not hesitate to give full support to the Deanship of anything that would improve the educational process. He said, "we are ambitious from the reality of what we saw in this deanship, that it would be distinguished  locally and internationally among other universities. We at King Khalid University concentrated our aspirations and future plans dramatically in the field of e-learning because that would contribute to the success of the university based on the number of its students and the number of its branch." At the end , the ceremony was concluded with honoring the success partners in the data analysis initiative, which included a number of colleges.

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King Khalid University, Media Center

In the presence of His Excellency Prof. Dr. Marei Bin Hussein Al-Qahtani, the Acting President of King Khalid University (KKU), the employees of the Deanship of e-learning have conducted an honoring ceremony for His Excellency, Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Walidi - the former Dean of e-learning Deanship. The ceremony was also attended by His Excellency the Vice - President for Educational and Academic Affairs, Dr. Mohammed Al-Hassoun, as well as by His Excellency, Dr. Salim Al-Elyani, the Chief Information Officer (CIO).

At the beginning of the celebration, Mr. Abdullah Al Jahash - the General Director of the Deanship - gave a speech on behalf of the employees of the deanship. In his speech, Mr. Al Jahash expressed gratitude and thanks to Dr. Abdullah Al-Walidi for all the efforts he exerted during his tenure as the Dean of e-learning Deanship. After that, there was a video presentation about the march and achievements of Dr. Al-Walidi, then the current Dean of e-learning, Dr. Fahad Al Ahmari, guided an open discussion with His Excellency, the Acting President, and the attendees as well.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, His Excellency the Acting President of KKU presented a memorial dedication of the employees of the deanship for Dr. Abdullah Al-Walidi, in addition to honoring the employees of the deanship.

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King Khalid University, Media Center

The Admission and Registration Deanship of King Khalid University (KKU) has announced that the number of students who have enrolled in the summer semester of this year has reached more than 3,649 students in both degrees of bachelor and diploma. The study is available through the remote e-learning system, in collaboration with colleges and the Admission and Registration deanship and the Deanship of e-learning.

The number of students from the University who have been enrolled in other Saudi universities as visitors students has reached more than 1,068 in umber. Earlier, a coordination between the King Khalid University and these recipient Saudi universities has been done.

It is noteworthy that the activation of the role of e-learning on all subjects of the summer semester of the university, in addition to facilitating the visiting students' procedures, all represent the most appropriate alternative as suggested by the Admission and Registration Deanship. The purpose is to support those students who had enrolled in the summer semester before it was suspended.

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King Khalid University, Media Center.

King Khalid University, represented by the Deanship of e-learning achieved the first and second places in the grade of Excellence Award (third edition). This is as a result of using social networks in teaching at the university. The Excellence grading was conducted during the 4th International Conference on e-Learning.

Commenting on this development, the Dean of e-Learning, Dr. Abdullah Alwalidi stated that the results achieved by the university came as follows:

Dr. Nelly Alamrosi got the first place of Excellence award in the use of social networks in teaching at the university, while the second place in the same area was achieved by Prof. Farooq Haji.

It is noteworthy that the Deanship of e-learning of King Khalid University was established in 1426 AH, as part of the unwavering effort of the university to adopt the latest scientific methods of teaching, which aim at developing the educational process.

Excellence Award based on the use of social networks in teaching at the university.

The 4th International Conference on e-learning and distance education, which has been sponsored by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud - may God preserve him - approved the participation of King Khalid University. The Dean of e-learning Dr. Abdullah Al-Walidi announced this, and further added that the participation of the university included a number of research papers and initiatives for presentation within the scientific program of the conference, in addition to training workshops. It is noteworthy that The Conference is taking place in Riyadh from 11 to 14 Jummada Alola, 1436 AH, corresponding to 2 - 5 March 2015 AD. The following is an illustration to the participation of King Khalid University:

4 research papers

During the sessions of the 4th International Conference on e-learning and Remote Education, King Khalid University will participate with four research papers. The first worksheet entitled "An overview of the open book examination via Blackboard under learning management system", will be presented by Dr. Khalid Al-Muhanna (Deanship of e-learning). The second worksheet will be presented by Mr. Muhammed Jar Allah Alhabbabi (Deanship of e-learning). It is entitled "Learning how to be educated electronically - online training for the development of e-learning skills to the students of King Khalid University". The third worksheet which will be presented by Prof. Ahmed Sadeq (College of Education) is entitled "The effectiveness of a proposed training program that is based on mobile learning to develop the skills of learning engagement, and to design digital learning modules".  Dr. ghada Alsherbini (College of Education for Girls in Abha) will present the last worksheet which is entitled "The activation of Education via the service of an e-learning system in Saudi universities."

4 initiatives of the University in the Conference

King Khalid University, represented by the Deanship of e-learning, the College of Education and the University Centre for the Study of the Girl students will present four Initiatives in the conference. The first initiative entitled "International Cooperative teaching at King Khalid University" will be presented by Dr. Abdullah Almohaya (College of Education) and Mr. Nasser Haddadi (Deanship of e-learning). The second initiative is under the title "The development of courses in general and open electronic courses in particular of King Khalid University", is to be presented by Mr. Abdullah Nasser Rosa (Deanship of e-learning). The third initiative will be presented by Dr. Hala Sameer (The University Centre for the Study of the Girl Students). It is entitled "Ideas and experiences in e-learning". The last is " MOOC initiative: Using Computer in Education - the first course with a massive enrollment in Arabic. " This will be presented by Dr. Mustafa Ibrahim (College of Education).

Workshops

Within the conference axis "Innovative education for a promising future", and on the sidelines of the training workshops program, two training workshops of King Khalid University were approved for presentation. The first is "Design courses in e-learning systems and development" which will be persented by Dr. Muhammed Jar Allah Alhabbabi (Deanship of e-learning). The second workshop is to be presented by Mr. Ahmed Albarqi. It is entitled "Digital electronic publishing" (Community College).

4 research papers, 4 initiatives and 2 workshops will be presented by the University.
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King Khalid University, Media Center

A researcher from King Khalid University, Maha Abdullah Sulaiman Al Hadi has emphasized the need for more technical equipments in schools that implement e-learning project. Maha Abdullah clarified that that could be achieved through intensive training for teachers of those schools, and by making balance in using e-learning method, in other words, not to rely on it completely, but rather in doing the homework only. She added "In the classroom, e-Learning could be used as an aiding tool in the implementation of teaching strategies."

Recently, Al Hadi has conducted a research entitled 'impact of the use of e-learning in the teaching of the Arabic language on writing skills for intermediate school students, the first grade'. In the research, Al Hadi used the experimental method, plus a research tool; a test to measure clerical skills, as well as a random sample of intermediate school students, the first grade. The sample consisted of 42 students from Asir, which was divided into two groups. The first,  consisting of 21 students was called the Experimental group. This group experienced studying via e-learning. The second, which also consisted of 21 students was called the Controlled group. This group studied in the usual way too. The results of the study revealed no significant differences between the two groups: they both had the same skills of sentence completion, punctuation, linking sentences subtly, spelling and handwriting. The researcher attributed the results of the study to recent experience in applying e-learning method in schools that implemented the project.

Al Hadi proposed conducting researches and studies on the application of this study to a larger sample, various stages of education in all regions and provinces, in addition to conducting studies that evaluate the Arabic language Teachers' performance in the development of writing skills among students. The researcher also suggested conducting a descriptive study to figure out to what extent the teachers of the Arabic Language know well how to use e-learning method in education.

 

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King Khalid University, Media Center

King Khalid University, represented by the Deanship of e-learning (e-learning labs section), with the participation of more than 200 students, has conducted a series of educational and informative sessions on the use of e-learning technologies and services offered by the Deanship. The action reflected the Deanship's belief in the importance of the student's role in the development of the educational process at the university, in addition to spreading awareness and education among students.

Deanship of e-learning has sought to develop students' skills and abilities in the use of e-learning system and its skills in order to support students in their educational endeavors at the University. Furthermore, these training sessions are based on the idea of ​​full e-learning, so that the student can begin to use e-learning personally without having to refer to the course Professor.

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