Sheikh Mohammed Inaugurates Learning Platform for Students that Won’t Need Internet Connection
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, opens a new e-learning platform, known as ‘Madrasa’. This new e-learning platform would help Arab students living in remote villages or areas or even in refugee camps with their learning. In most of these areas, there is no access to the internet.
The e-learning platform will proffer 5,000 free Arabic videos in general science, math, biology, chemistry and physics to aid students from kindergarten to grade 12 with their studies but don’t have internet access. The access to the videos has been made possible with four novel offline solutions.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed after launching the offline e-learning platform stated that the UAE have inaugurated the ‘Madrasa’ e-learning platform that would furnish 5,000 free Arabic videos in math and science to students who live in 1,000 remote villages without access to internet.
The drive which is in its first phase would cover remote areas all across the Arab World. He even stated that education is the biggest dream of the Arab world and nothing would stop Arab children from receiving education.
H.H Sheikh Mohammed stressed that e-learning can connect the knowledge gap in the Arab world. He even stated that ‘Madrasa’ app for 1,000 villages is a message of life, determination and better future. One of the key to success in the society is education.
The app launched is a part of larger work of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI). The project would reach out to children living in remote villages and camps through the Madrasa tablet, WiFi hotspot device, Madrasa flash memory (USB) and Madrasa Smart Bag.
Each of these technologies, which ease access to artistic educational videos without the use of internet, will be dispatched to various camp, schools and villages depending on the urgency.
Madrasa’s educational content would be made available on a tablet that would come with an 8-hour battery life, while the mobile hotspot device would be able to offer WiFi network that would allow students in remote schools to connect to the internet. Some students would receive educational videos on a USB that they can connect to a tablet or computer and learn the information without internet access.
Since its launch three months ago, over 1.5 million students joined the platform that generated over 4 million views