DUBAI and WASHINGTON, January 6, 2020 — Blackboard, a leading education technology company for teaching, learning and student engagement, announced today that Khawarizmi International College (KIC) has switched to Blackboard Open LMS, the company’s cloud open-source based learning management system (LMS). The university, one of the first private higher education institutions in the United Arab Emirates, selected Blackboard Open LMS for its increased stability, security and accessibility.
“We are pleased that Khawarizmi International College selected our leading cloud open source-based solution to provide their teachers and students with an enhanced, seamless and connected experience,” said Robert Speed, Vice President for the Middle East and Africa at Blackboard. “Blackboard Open LMS offers students and faculty vast features and functionality, as well as providing clients with enhanced performance and security. We are proud to partner with the university to meet their academic goals and are committed to supporting them with a simplified migration from their legacy LMS.”
Blackboard Open LMS provides a strong, open source foundation for competency-based blended, online and professional learning to drive institutional effectiveness. It is a multiplatform, customizable and intuitive solution, focused on users. KIC will leverage these features to provide a reliable teaching and learning infrastructure for its students, as well as support the mobile connectivity needs of its tech-savvy student population.
“We selected Open LMS for its stable and flexible cloud environment that can easily and efficiently scale up to meet our evolving needs” said Dr. Assem Al-Hajj, CEO and President at Khawarizmi International College. “We believe its mobile, responsive design will enhance interaction between our students and our faculty members, as well as boost student engagement and performance. With the United Arab Emirates’ move towards easily-accessible learning systems and the new standards of CAA that support e-learning provision, KIC felt compelled to take active and immediate steps towards that direction.”
The college will also leverage Blackboard SafeAssign, an originality checker to review students’ assignments for original content. These tools from Blackboard will seamlessly integrate with KIC’s new student information system.
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About Khawarizmi International College
Founded in 1985, Khawarizmi International College (KIC) is one of the first higher education institutions in the UAE to be accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (then). Since its inception KIC has provided students with a variety of opportunities aiming to advance their education and to open doors to a successful future.
KIC focuses on teaching through practical application. The college aims to graduate students who are prepared to meet the demands of current and future challenges. Its programs provide students with theoretical and conceptual knowledge in their fields, whilst equipping them with the practical skills and competencies they will need to excel in their chosen careers.
KIC offers various methods of delivery of our programs to suit students from all walks of life. In addition to convenient morning sessions, evening and weekend sessions are made also timetabled so that students can find study timings that work for them. With this flexibility, KIC students can remain employed, while completing the program of their choice, gaining both professional and educational experience.
All KIC classrooms are equipped with modern learning facilities to enhance our students’ educational experience. Affordability and convenient payment plans ensure accessibility for all applicants. The college aims to provide quality education to as many students as possible.
Visit us at www.kic.ac.ae
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