E-learning

The Collage of Science and Arts in Al-Majardah continues the “E-learning Excellence” initiative

Source: King Khalid University_ Media Center The Collage of Science and Arts  at King Khalid University in Al-Majardah, continued working on the “E-learning Excellence” initiative which was recently launched. The Collage launched a number of courses and workshops which targeted the Collage’s students and faculty members. The Dean of the Collage of Science and Art in Al-Majardah Dr. Maha Al-Shehri, explained the initiative held a number of courses and workshops during the sixth and seventh week of its launch. The courses included a course in designing and producing digital content, a course in electronic courses, and a workshop on the tools for evaluating faculty member performance. Al-Shehri also explained, a course on interaction in electronic sessions was held on the seventh week. As well as a course on planning to measure learning outcomes for electronic tests, and a workshop on BlackBoard to guide students and motivate them. On ensuring the progress of the educational process, the college prepared reports on the extent of activating blackboard tools, through the initiative. It also had access to faculty members blackboard accounts to identify the strengths and weaknesses in activating the tools. A motivational plan has been set for faculty members to develop and complete the deficiencies, along with a number of development and improvement strategies. It’s worth mentioning that the initiative has judges from the University to judge the lessons presented.
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University Issues Final E-Learning Statistics for 1441 AH

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center After the suspension of attendance and switching to e-learning as a precaution during the COVID-19 pandemic, King Khalid University was successful in the transition to a full e-learning environment during the second semester of 1441 AH. E-Learning Plan His Excellency, King Khalid University Rector Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, explained that the Deanship of E-Learning's plan was based on four principles: Training: Ensuring all faculty members are able to conduct their courses; Support: Providing a dedicated team to deliver technical support 24/7; Follow-up: Ensuring daily reports are delivered to each college that bolsters the educational process; Content: Provide a dedicated team to provide direct and indirect content as required. Educational Process Statistics In numbers, Rector Al-Solamy highlighted that 84,684 virtual classes were attended by 770,342 students (duplication across sections noted), recorded lectures reached 56,043, electronic evaluations reached 1,806,718 (except electronic test), discussion boards reached posts 11,215,350 with an average of 373,845 discussions on a daily basis. In terms of faculty members, 95% of them added asynchronous electronic content, 90% created synchronous virtual lectures, 92% used electronic assessment tools, and 96% used communication tools with students. In terms of student interaction, the utilization rate exceeded 92% from the beginning of suspension until the final exams. 98% benefited from asynchronous electronic content, 80% from virtual lectures, and 95% with online assessment tools. Scientific Theses and Dissertations Rector Al-Solamy highlighted that 159 theses were defended online. In detail, 113 master's theses and 46 PhD theses. Technical Support Various technical support was provided during the transition period, including 14,248 calls, 4,810 messages via WhatsApp, 329 direct meetings, 96 online support tickets, 87 emails, 4,984 Blackboard support requests, and 500 iPads for international students. Electronic Meetings and Support 19 e-courses and 2 e-meetings have been presented to faculty members, and 2 e-meetings for students with the participation of 12 trainers in the presence of 3,788 faculty members and 485 students. Furthermore, 15 informative guides were prepared, 3 frequently asked questions websites, 106,125 e-mails, and over 250,000 SMS messages. Tamkeen Channel 229 educational videos were presented to faculty members and 44 videos for students. Views since the beginning of the crisis reached 225,398 views, while subscribers to the channel were 11,534. E-learning Community The beneficiary's e-learning community on Blackboard reached 4,245 faculty and 53,490 students. Deanship Reports During the transformation period, the Deanship of E-Learning prepared 270 reports with 190 reports submitted weekly about the activation of faculty and students for e-learning tools. Also, 45 reports on the absorptive capacity of e-learning systems were delivered, 23 reports on the level of activating e-learning or the activating of specific tools in the learning management system, and 12 reports on activating e-learning in general. Tests and Assessment 50,866 students sat for the final e-test with 2,847 faculty members in 5,257 courses at 29 colleges. Overall, evaluation reached 7,628 assessments for 226,770 students, 656 projects for 9,293 students, 487 papers for 4,527 students, 452 presentations for 4,072 students, and 292 oral tests for 4,957 students.
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Afaq Newspaper Publishes Special Edition on E-Learning

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center At the beginning of the Fall 2020 semester, the King Khalid University Afaq Newspaper launched a special edition featuring the E-Learning efforts of King Khalid University and several ministries. His Excellency, King Khalid University Rector, Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, said: "We are excited to launch this special edition at the beginning of the academic year. Expect to read about the initiatives and programs that were delivered by the Ministry of Education and King Khalid University. These initiatives were critical to continuing the progress of the educational process during the COVID-19 pandemic. I extend my sincere gratitude to the Afaq Newspaper team for their hard work." Rector Al-Solamy then noted that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact educational systems worldwide, leading to school, university, and college closures. With that being said, Rector Al-Solamy highlighted the upside in that this was an opportunity to review and strengthen online training capacity. He then asserted that Minister of Education, Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Sheikh, was and is instrumental in directing public education institutions to invest their technical and administrative capabilities to ensure the continuity of the educational process. Afaq Newspaper General Supervisor, Prof. Ali Al-Qarni, said: "The newspaper focused on e-learning to keep up with the transformations that the educational community in the Kingdom." Prof. Al-Qarni also emphasized the newspaper's interest in national topics, highlighting that the university press at King Khalid University reached this level of success because of the Rector's guidance and King Khalid University's interaction with the community.
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5-Day E-Learning Practitioner Online Course Launched

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center  The Deanship of E-learning at King Khalid University launched a training program for faculty members entitled "E-learning Practitioner". The asynchronous online program, which will last for five days through Blackboard, is an initiative to help augment internal training efforts through increased educator efficiency. To register, please (click here). Dean of E-Learning, Dr. Fahad Abdullah Al-Ahmari, explained that the training program is a part of the preparations for the 2020/21 academic year. Dean Al-Ahmari highlighted that the self-training program is accessible anytime and anywhere via BlackBoard. He pointed out that this type of training is self-paced.
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Issuing the statistics for the Summer semester’s educational processes

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center  The Deanship of E-learning at King Khalid University issued a report on the summer semester online educational processes. These processes were for more than 28500 students in different majors and different headquarters in Abha and other provenances in Asir. The University Vice-President of Educational Affaires Prof. Sa’ad bin Mohammad bin Dejum, explained the University implemented E-learning quality standards and provided guidance and all means of support. It also held a number of online training courses and workshops for faculty members and students.     The Dean of E-learning Dr. Fahad bin Abdullah Al-Ahmari, explained that according to the Learning Management and Virtual Classrooms System during the summer semester of 1441 AH, there were 763915 reviews, 2674126 discussion boards, 1226484 viewed files and 763915 virtual classroom sessions. Al-Ahmari spoke on technical support where a total of 1784 operations were made through different means (phone, WhatsApp, Email and Anydesk). The Deanship issued 23 guide for faculty members and students. As for training the Deanship executed, during the Summer, nine courses seven of which targeted faculty members, with a total of 2174  attendees. The other two courses targeted Students, and they were attended by 1400 students. The Deanship supervised organizing 25 lectures where the attendees reached 52943. The Deanship executed 11617 electronic tests and 342 oral exams. In addition to 739 presentations, 1146 research papers and 11617 projects. The electronic courses of 637 faculty members which were divided into 955 sections were reviewed, and 195 reports on the educational operations were issued. “Tamkeen” YouTube channel continues to offer educational services. The videos posted since the beginning of the Summer semester were 277 with 28325 views in 889 hours, and 298902 impressions. 
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King Khalid University Hosts the Seventh Annual E-Learning and Distance Education Meeting of Saudi Universities

Source :King Khalid University - Media Center King Khalid University Rector Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy hosted the 7th annual e-learning and distance education meeting for Saudi universities on Thursday morning at the Abha Palace hotel. Also in attendance was the university Vice Rector of Academic Affairs, Saad Du'ajim, and many deans of e-learning and distance education from universities around the Kingdom. After welcoming the guests, Rector Al-Solamy stressed the importance of e-learning and distant education in advanced education. Intercollegiate E-Learning Committee Chairman, Dr. Hisham Bardisi, explained that the purpose of the conference was to review the group's latest achievements and make plans for meeting outstanding objectives. These objectives include spreading awareness of the importance and capabilities of e-learning and distance learning systems. The participants discussed new ideas and approaches for digital learning and brainstormed solutions for challenges and potential obstacles.
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Deanship of E-Learning Joins Creators With 100k+ Subs on YouTube

Source : King Khalid University - Media Center 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.    
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Ten Months After Launching the KKUx Platform

2017 Performance Report and a New Start in 2018 As part of the initiatives of the Deanship of e-learning at King Khalid University, which places a central focus on open learning coupled with a relentless pursuit of cementing the aspirations of Vision 2030 to contribute to the provision of opportunities for science and learning for all while providing participants the necessary skills to achieve their goals, the Deanship has recently launched KKUx platform. Its mission is to effectively contribute to providing the most critical skills for future jobs with global-quality electronic content that substantially benefit hopeful job seekers or anyone who wants to develop their skills. This initiative is the first of its kind at the level of the Kingdom's universities in terms of its focus on "skills of the future" based on Vision 2030.  One of its axes focuses on "learn to work" in order to propel the economy forward by focusing on the development of necessary skills and personal talents.moor
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