ictQATAR has formally announced the end of the first phase of its 'Schools Knowledge Net Project' initiative. To mark the occasion, it honoured independent school teachers, IT managers and administrators who were part of the five-month project. < ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
The project, envisaged as a platform for designing an overall approach for integrating ICT (Information Communication Technology) into education, was launched last February. The Knowledge Net project focuses on promoting the development of education content, portals, application and knowledge bases. It also facilitates the integration of ICT tools into education through enhancing teaching activities, improving the learning experience so facilitating the administration's intervention. In the first phase of the imitative, ictQATAR utilised Microsoft Learning Gateway and Blackboard. These learning management systems provided the essential tools for both students and teachers to enhance communication, expand resources, and develop teaching. Certificates of appreciation were awarded to the most active teachers. The meeting was also marked by an interactive session by teachers and experts.