On Monday February 20th Blackboard EMEA, along with BME Holding, our master distributor in the Middle East, hosted the first Teaching & Learning Forum in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The conference was held in the capital city of Riyadh at the Intercontinental Hotel Riyadh. The goal of the Blackboard Teaching and Learning forums is to demonstrate a series of presentations and discussions about how technology is enriching the teaching and learning experience for faculty and students in the Kingdom and around the world.
Over 90 attendees, consisting of more than 20 of the Kingdom’s leading academic institutions and universities, were invited to discuss and learn about the challenges of education, how to engage with today’s learners, current trends in eLearning and how technology plays a vital role in all of these matters. A panel of Blackboard representatives hosted the event including Regional Vice President Thomas Jepsen, Sales Mangers Tony Lteif and Nicolas Klotz, Solutions Engineers Armen Bailan and Emad Al Omari and were joined by an esteemed Blackboard guest Dr. Frederick Van Sant from Abu Dhabi University who shared the experience of a Blackboard University in the UAE. Attendees were present from well known Universities including Knowledge International University, King Saud University, King Khaled University, Imam Mohammed bin Saud University, King Abdullah University, King Fahad University, and the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation among many others.
Blackboard EMEA looks forward to hosting similar Teaching & Learning Forums across Saudi Arabia and the Middle East. For more information Visit us at: www.blackboard.com/emea.