King Khalid University
The international video sharing platform YouTube presented the e-Learning Deanship at King Khalid University a 'Silver Creator Award' for its Open Course Initiative. YouTube recognizes educational institutions for exceptional academic content and subscriber reach. The university's e-learning YouTube channel published more than 8,000 videos and 150 complete university courses in 14 different fields of study. The channel has more than 100,000 subscribers from 169 countries and nearly 30 million total views.
King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, commended the e-Learning Deanship for this accomplishment. The Rector thanked the faculty members for all of their hard work and exemplary results. "This award has significantly contributed to the university's reputation and international standing as a high performance, cutting edge institute for higher education. The e-learning deanship consistently provides outstanding services to our students, the university and the community," he said.
On his part, Vice Rector of Academic and Educational Affairs, Dr. Saad Du'ajim, congratulated the e-Learning deanship for its accomplishment, pointing out that the university is proud of the level of excellence the deanship has produced.
Dean of e-Learning, Dr. Fahad Al-Ahmari, explained that since the establishment of the Open Course Initiative, the department has continuously developed and published high value, open source content. This makes world-class educational material available to people everywhere. Dean Al-Ahmari thanked His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy for his continued support and encouragement and described the achievement as a team effort.
The e-Learning Deanship has recently received major awards including the Digital Transformation Award and the Digital Education Award for the KKUx e-platform. Of noteworthy mention, Training Manager at the Deanship of e-Learning, Mr. Mohammad Jarallah, received the Digital Literacy Award for his outstanding digital knowledge training efforts to faculty members and students.