ICT in education Conference at Qatar

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The two-day conference, taking place March 7 and 8 at CNA-Q's Duhail Campus, will bring together educators from across Qatar and leading international experts in the field of ICT (information and communication technology) in education. Ghadah Omar Fakieh, Manager of IctQatar's e-education program, said, 'This conference is a unique opportunity for educators in Qatar to hear from leading experts from around the world who are effectively finding ways to unleash the power of ICT in schools. This conference will not only promote the use of ICT in schools and highlight best practices, but will also be a valuable networking opportunity for the educational institutions here as they strive to enhance learning through the effective use of technology. In many schools throughout Qatar we are seeing firsthand the benefits of integrating technology into our education system.' The conference will highlight the latest innovations in ICT and education, addressing a wide range of topics, including schools of the future, games in education, mobile learning, robotics, developing science and math curriculum with ICT, and more. More than 500 teachers and school administrators from Qatar are expected to attend. The conference is free and open to all educators in Qatar, however advance registration is required. Those interested in attending can register online.

'We are excited to once again be hosting this event at CNA-Q,' said Dr. Harald Jorch, President, College of the North Atlantic – Qatar. 'As the State of Qatar's leading technical institute we are committed not only to providing the most current technology to our students, but also to sharing our knowledge with the community. This conference will allow teachers from across the State to learn new techniques in incorporating technology into their classrooms.' International experts from the Middle East, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa will present lectures and facilitate workshop sessions at the conference. Some of the notable experts participating include Doug Brown and Gavin Dykes from Becta, the UK's government agency leading the national drive to ensure effective and innovative use of technology throughout learning, and Mala Bawer from CyberSmart!, a leading international education organization that prepares students to safely succeed in today's digital society. As part of the conference there will be a special exhibition on the latest e-education technologies. Conference organizers are also planning to announce an ICT in Education competition.

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