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ITWorx Implements its Connected Learning Gateway (CLG) at Al Khor International School in Qatar
Qatar’s Al Khor International School applies ITWorx CLG. With tools for content authoring & social networking plus mobile apps, it provides students, teachers, parents, & school managers with a platform for e-learning, collaboration and assessment.
Combining a wide range of tools for content authoring and social networking, as well as mobile applications, CLG provides students, teachers, parents, school managers and administrators with an innovative platform for e-learning, collaboration and assessment which can be accessed at school, at home, or via mobile devices.
For example, CLG empowers each AKIS student to take responsibility for his or her own self-paced learning path. This radical new approach to e-learning encourages each student to create an individual e-portfolio of work which can be shared with other students and teachers for evaluation and review. Students can use chats, blogs, forums, wikis, emails and notes, as well as audio and video conferencing, to co-create assignments or comment on each other’s work. The combination of an easy and attractive dashboard, with user-friendly collaboration and communications tools, means that e-learning provides a richer and more rewarding learning environment, making it easier for each student to reach their full potential.
CLG engages students in the learning process by allowing AKIS teachers to create unique and visually stimulating educational resources and e-lesson plans. These can be delivered via virtual classrooms or live lectures and include student self-assessments, examinations and assignments. Teachers can also monitor the real-time performance, attendance and behavior of individual students, and complete classes, allowing them to define the appropriate level of support for each student or class.
Parents can monitor their child’s attendance and academic progress via the online parent portal, easily accessible through the Internet. This real-time reporting means that AKIS parents always have access to the latest developments in their child’s education and can contact the school or an individual teacher by email or chat to discuss their child’s progress in more detail.
As a customizable multilingual e-learning platform, based on proven and robust modules, CLG integrates securely with legacy systems as well as standard and proprietary school information systems (SISs) such as SIMS.Net. In addition, integration with Microsoft Live@edu technology creates a comprehensive and wide-reaching e-learning solution.
AKIS Principal Mr. Lyal French-Wright explains, “Our vision is to ensure that our students are valued for their individuality and that each is encouraged to develop his, or her, own special talents to the full. The ITWorx Connected Learning Gateway is a significant resource for empowering students to share in the responsibility for the excellence of their education, and for teachers and school managers to create a stimulating learning environment with real-time performance monitoring.”
“CLG has been implemented by numerous schools throughout Europe and the Middle East. These schools share a forward-thinking and radical approach to enhancing educational achievement and increasing the cost-effectiveness of providing exceptional resources which benefit students, parents, teachers, and school managers,” adds Hatem Sallam, Education General Manager at ITWorx.
About Al Khor International School (AKIS):
AKIS is owned by QatarGas and RasGas and provides education for the children of these companies’ employees as well as for local Qatari nationals. The school follows the Foundation Stage Profile, the International Primary Curriculum and the National Curriculum for England and Wales, for pupils aged four to 18.
ITWorx is a market leader in software solutions that address the needs of K12 and higher education institutions worldwide. The ITWorx Education team has crafted award-winning, unique and user-centric connected e-learning solutions that employ the latest education methodologies and cutting-edge tools and applications. A Microsoft Strategic Education Partner, ITWorx Education holds an impressive track record in delivering customized e-learning solutions across the EMEA region, with deployment success stories in over 1,400 schools. For more information, please visit education.itworx.com.
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A Microsoft Global Strategic Education Partner, ITWorx addresses K12 & higher education institutions worldwide with award-winning, unique and user-centric connected e-learning solutions that employ the latest education methodologies, tools, and applications.