Educators and students of various schools in Qatar were given special recognition yesterday for their efforts in using Knowledge-net (K-net) as a hub for educational initiatives and a core eLearning tool. The Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology (ictQatar), in cooperation with the Supreme Education Council (SEC), held an awards ceremony yesterday at the Diplomatic Club where they honoured schools that participated in the second phase of the School K-net project, which made significant and unique achievements.
The K-net, a three-way educational portal connecting users with resources, is currently deployed in 37 schools in Qatar. There has been steady progress in its adoption and in the recognition of the benefits of e-learning. IctQatar presented awards in eight categories to individuals and schools demonstrating excellence in technology-enhanced educational practices. A new K-net logo was also unveiled at the ceremony. It was chosen out of 20 entries submitted by 37 schools in Qatar. The project is one of the pioneering projects that highlight the cooperation between ictQatar and the SEC. From only eight participating schools in 2005, the project has grown to reach 37 schools. Plans are in place to include all Independent Schools next year in the K-net, which will be the gateway for various upcoming educational projects in Qatar.