EduWave Live, an e-learning and educational management solution, was launched in the Middle East with the aim of providing the educational sector in the UAE and across the region with an advanced software platform that will help to enhance the management of the region's schools and universities, and facilitate country-wide collaboration between teachers, students and educational administrators.
The Special Launch Event was held under the Patronage of the Minister of Education in Jordan, His Excellency Dr. Tayseer Alnoaimi, and attended by educational representatives from Ministries of Education across the Middle East, in addition to a large number of Microsoft's regional partners.
EduWave Live is ITG's next-generation award-winning, comprehensive e-Learning and educational management solution that is built on the latest collaborative Microsoft technologies including Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Microsoft Windows Platform.
Together, Microsoft and ITG, a Jordanian partner, have designed, developed and will market EduWave Live, a multilingual, comprehensive and user-friendly e-Learning Platform that caters to schools from K-12 onwards including students, teachers, parents, administrators, and the educational community as a whole.
Zeid Shubailat, Country Manager of Microsoft Jordan, stated, 'EduWave Live is the result of a strategic partnership between Microsoft and ITG. It is a combination of the power and comprehensiveness of EduWave in education and the strength of Microsoft's platform and breadth of its capabilities for delivering the next-generation of computing.'
He added, 'EduWave Live is also part of the Learning Gateway initiative, which enables schools and educational authorities across the region to get the most from existing investments in technologies. A very important aspect of this project is the investment that is being made in an e-learning platform developed by a local Jordanian partner, which demonstrates Microsoft's continued support for the innovative products developed by our partners and our commitment to introduce EduWave Live across the region.'
Walid Tahabsem, President & CEO of ITG said, 'We are extremely proud of our strategic partnership with Microsoft. EduWave Live will most definitely bring great benefits to the educational sector in the Middle East, and we believe that together with Microsoft, we can take this advanced solution to many countries around the world.'
Maher Al Khaiyat, Partner Strategy and Programs Manager of Microsoft Jordan, said, 'EduWave Live is consistent with Microsoft's Software plus Services approach for the next generation of computing, which brings together the best of cloud-based services such as software hosted off-premise, and the software that resides on a world of devices such as PCs, servers and mobile phones.' He added, 'The Software plus Services vision will provide seamless experiences for individuals and information workers. Organizations will have the choice and flexibility of how and where to deploy and manage their infrastructure and line of business applications.'
EduWave Live is a fully interactive and comprehensive solution that includes a Learning Management System (LMS), a Content Management System (CMS), an Instructional Management System (IMS), and a Student Information/Management System (SIS/SMS) seamlessly integrated in one solution that allows related educational elements to work together in the most effective manner.