University wins the 1st place in the 4th International Conference on e-learning

Excellence Award based on the use of social networks in teaching at the university.

King Khalid University, represented by the Deanship of e-learning achieved the first and second places in the grade of Excellence Award (third edition). This is as a result of using social networks in teaching at the university. The Excellence grading was conducted during the 4th International Conference on e-Learning.

Commenting on this development, the Dean of e-Learning, Dr. Abdullah Alwalidi stated that the results achieved by the university came as follows:

Dr. Nelly Alamrosi got the first place of Excellence award in the use of social networks in teaching at the university, while the second place in the same area was achieved by Mr. Farooq Haji.

It is noteworthy that the Deanship of e-learning of King Khalid University was established in 1426 AH, as part of the unwavering effort of the university to adopt the latest scientific methods of teaching, which aim at developing the educational process.


The Minister of Education visits the pavilion of King Khalid University

 His Excellency the Minister of Education, Dr. Azzam Mohammed Al-Dakhil, accompanied by his Vice - President his excellency Dr. Ahmed Al-Seif, yesterday visited the King Khalid University Pavilion during the opening of the exhibition within the activities of the 4thInternational Conference on e-learning and Distance Education.

During the visit, his excellency Al-Dakhil listened to a detailed explanation made by the Rector of the University Prof Abdulrahman Hamad Aldawood, and from the Dean of e-learning, Dr. Abdullah Alwalidi, on the services being offered by the university in the field of e-learning.


4 research papers, 4 initiatives and 2 workshops will be presented by the University in ELI4

The 4th International Conference on e-learning and distance education, which has been sponsored by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud - may God preserve him - approved the participation of King Khalid University. The Dean of e-learning Dr. Abdullah Al-Walidi announced this, and further added that the participation of the university included a number of research papers and initiatives for presentation within the scientific program of the conference, in addition to training workshops. It is noteworthy that The Conference is taking place in Riyadh from 11 to 14 Jummada Alola, 1436 AH, corresponding to 2 - 5 March 2015 AD. The following is an illustration to the participation of King Khalid University:

4 research papers

During the sessions of the 4th International Conference on e-learning and Remote Education, King Khalid University will participate with four research papers. The first worksheet entitled "An overview of the open book examination via Blackboard under learning management system", will be presented by Dr. Khalid Al-Muhanna (Deanship of e-learning). The second worksheet will be presented by Mr. Muhammed Jar Allah Alhabbabi (Deanship of e-learning). It is entitled "Learning how to be educated electronically - online training for the development of e-learning skills to the students of King Khalid University". The third worksheet which will be presented by Prof. Ahmed Sadeq (College of Education) is entitled "The effectiveness of a proposed training program that is based on mobile learning to develop the skills of learning engagement, and to design digital learning modules".  Dr. ghada Alsherbini (College of Education for Girls in Abha) will present the last worksheet which is entitled "The activation of Education via the service of an e-learning system in Saudi universities."

4 initiatives of the University in the Conference

King Khalid University, represented by the Deanship of e-learning, the College of Education and the University Centre for the Study of the Girl students will present four Initiatives in the conference. The first initiative entitled "International Cooperative teaching at King Khalid University" will be presented by Dr. Abdullah Almohaya (College of Education) and Mr. Nasser Haddadi (Deanship of e-learning). The second initiative is under the title "The development of courses in general and open electronic courses in particular of King Khalid University", is to be presented by Mr. Abdullah Nasser Rosa (Deanship of e-learning). The third initiative will be presented by Dr. Hala Sameer (The University Centre for the Study of the Girl Students). It is entitled "Ideas and experiences in e-learning". The last is " MOOC initiative: Using Computer in Education - the first course with a massive enrollment in Arabic. " This will be presented by Dr. Mustafa Ibrahim (College of Education).

Workshops

Within the conference axis "Innovative education for a promising future", and on the sidelines of the training workshops program, two training workshops of King Khalid University were approved for presentation. The first is "Design courses in e-learning systems and development" which will be persented by Dr. Muhammed Jar Allah Alhabbabi (Deanship of e-learning). The second workshop is to be presented by Mr. Ahmed Albarqi. It is entitled "Digital electronic publishing" 

Faculty Brochure of E-Learning at King Khalid University

The eLearning Deanship at King Khalid University works to contribute effectively to enable the University members to achieve their changing needs using the tools, practices and environment provided by the e-learning systems.

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A Presentation on “The Concept of Blended Learning in English Language Teaching” at the Faculty of Languages & Translation

 Under the patronage of Dr. Abdullah Al-Melhi, Dean of the Faculty of Languages & Translation, the E-Learning Unit at the Faculty organized a presentation on “The Concept of Blended Learning in English Language Teaching”. Dr. Mohamed Amin Mekheimer delivered a detailed presentation on the topic.

Dr. Abdulkhaliq Al-Qahtany, Vice-Dean for Quality & Development, Dr. Ahmed Ismail Asir, Vice- Dean of the Faculty, and Mr. Abdullah Al-Rezgi, the Director of English Language Center, graced the occasion.

Describing the term ‘blended Learning’, Dr. Mohamed Amin Mekheimer said:  “The term blended learning originated in the business world in connection with corporate training, then was employed in higher education, and lastly, it appeared in language teaching and learning.” He further added that blended learning in English Language Teaching combines a face-to-face (F2F) classroom component with an appropriate use of technology.  On the question of the need of the adaptation of blended learning approach, Dr. Mohamed Amin said that learners nowadays expect technology to be integrated into their language classes.  Towards that end, blended learning can meet the learners’ expectations since it provides the ability to match learning styles and individually tailored solutions. It improves the learning rate and it increases access/flexibility and cost effectiveness.

To make blended learning effective in ELT, Dr. Mohamed Amin suggested that the instructor should keep into considerations the following five tenets that build up a principled b-learning model: the role of live interaction; the role of learner choice and self-regulation; models for support and training; balance between innovation and production and cultural adaptation. He also said that educators should separate the role of the teacher from that of technology, as these roles are not interchangeable, but they are complementary. Teachers should adapt a principled approach that best suits the learners’ needs. Technology should be used to complement and enhance F2F teaching. He emphasized that blended learning is not so much the program, more than what you do with it.

In his closing remarks, Dr. Abdul Khaliq Al-Qahtany, Vice-Dean for Quality & Development, applauded the presentation and stressed the need for the proper use of the technology. He also said that technology is a useful tool for enhancing the quality of education. It helps learners in imparting and disseminating the knowledge. 

Mr. Mohsin Raza Khan, Supervisor of the E-Learning Unit, said that the purpose of the presentation was to discuss the actual concept of blended learning in English language teaching and best practices around the world. 

Mr. Ali Alamry, In-charge of Students Activities at the Faculty, compered the function, and Dr. Abdul Wahid Alzumor, Mr. Rizwan Ghani and Mr. Gavin Louch asked the questions and raised the important issues about the topic. 

The presentation is attended by a large number of faculty members. 

Mr. Abdullah Al-Zubain, the E-Learning Specialist, Dr. Khaled Mohanna, the E-Learning Team Manager, Mr. Jabir Al-Thebi, Dr. Mohammad Asif, Mr. Faisal, Mr. Jawed Ahmed and Mr. Salahuddin Abdurrab provided holistic support to make the function a success.



 

eLearning Activities at Tanuma boys College

Name of the Activity : Practical Session for Teachers on e-Learning

Summary of the Session:

Mr. Usama Khalid, Faculty, Department of English, and Coordinator of the e-Learning Center of the college, started the sessions in presence of other faculty members. Through this session, he demonstrated almost all the major features of the Blackboard software and its ultimate goals in promoting e-Learning. It was an introductory session for the new faculties who joined the college in this semester. The session also included FAQs on some new changes in the Blackboard application, made by the e-Learning Deanship of KKU. 


Name of the Activity : Practical Session for Students on e-Learning

Summary of the Session:

Mr. Usama Khalid, the Coordinator of the e-Learning Center of the college, started the session in presence of students and other faculty members. Dr Abudulaziz Faghee, the dean of the college, has given welcome speech. Throughout the session, Usama practically demonstrated various topics on e-Learning. Students also participated in the session by asking FAQs on e-Learning. It was a brainstorming project for the new students who have been enrolled in the college in this semester. The session ended with a practical demonstration of a course taught and designed by Mr. Muhammad Reazul Islam, a faculty in the Dept. of English in the college.