EduWave™ in Bahrain: EduWave™, the Middle East e-Learning Platform, to Empower .25 Million Users in Bahrain’s Public Schools and Education System
Education in schools in the Kingdom of Bahrain will no longer be the same again. The Ministry of Education (MOE), Government of Bahrain, is all set to embrace information technology in a big way in the public schools of Bahrain. This landmark development will be achieved with the help of Integrated Technology Group (ITG), Jordan, and Bahrain based premier IT services and solutions company, Apple Centre, a division of business conglomerate, Almoayyed International Group (AIG).
Apple Centre and ITG yesterday entered into a multi-million dollar agreement with the Ministry of Education, to deploy ITG’s e-Learning Platform EduWave in the Kingdom’s public schools countrywide, serving around a quarter of a million users. The contract was awarded to Apple Centre and ITG after competing in a large tender against 23 regional and international vendors. The project is to be implemented in phases. The first phase will be launched in September 2004, allowing a number of schools to start using EduWave as their official e-learning platform. Under this agreement, ITG will conduct specialized teacher training. The firm will also develop e-content for the Bahraini curricula grades 1-12, to be implemented through ITG’s new media subsidiary, JAID Productions.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Mohammed Almoayyed, Director, AIG, said, ” This is a proud moment for us. Through our strategic alliance with ITG, both companies will deliver the solution that best aligns with MOE’s future goals and requirements”.
EduWave is a web-based, end-to-end e-learning platform, fully developed by ITG. It is the most comprehensive e-learning platform available in the global marketplace, and the only solution worldwide that caters for countrywide deployments serving millions of users. EduWave is available in two editions (K-12) and (Higher-Ed), and includes a Learning Management System (LMS), a Content Management System (CMS), an Instructional Management System (IMS), and a Student Information System (SIS). The UN World Summit Award winner, EduWave is deployed in Jordan, countrywide, serving 1.5 million users, and in a number of school districts in the US state of New Jersey.
Commenting on the solution, ITG’s CEO, Mr. Walid Tahabsem said, “ITG’s development of EduWave was more than just business. It is also about the firm’s profound belief in transforming educational institutions worldwide towards a new era of innovative web-based learning, fulfilling the promise of empowering learners everywhere through the latest technologies as a means to gain extraordinary knowledge”.
Also present on the occasion, Mr. Asif Mohd. Irfan, General Manager, Apple Centre, added, “Through EduWave’s deployment, Bahrain will be the first country in the Gulf region to transform its educational system into the new era of teaching & learning where students, teachers, administrators and parents are empowered by the capabilities of the latest in e-learning technology”.
Integrated Technology Group (ITG) is a leading IT company established in Jordan in 1989. ITG operates through three subsidiaries; EPOCH Technologies, JAID Productions and TriAx Automation, each optimizing its resources and delivering technologies and solutions to the Global Markets in the areas of software development, new media and multimedia solutions, and process automation respectively. ITG’s flagship areas are:
- e-Learning Solutions (EduWave™ e-Learning Platform, and e-Content Development).
- ERP Solutions in three vertical sectors: Government, Manufacturing, and Dealership Management.
- e-Business & e-Government Solutions.
ITG has strong local and international presence with deployments in Jordan, the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and the U.S. The Firm’s strength lies in its vision, which hinges on technological innovations, and the ability to identify potential business frontiers well ahead of competition.
For more information on ITG and EduWave™, please visit the company’s website at www.itgsolutions.com
Almoayyed International Group is a leading conglomerate in the kingdom of Bahrain with interests in IT, Information Services, Telecommunications, Office Automation, Environmental Engineering & Safety & Security. It has been in business for 25 years, representing more than 80 globally leading brands. AIG is an ISO 9001:2000 certified company.
Apple Centre is the premier IT services & solutions division of AIG. Their partners include global leaders such as Apple, Fujitsu-Siemens, HP, Microsoft, Oracle, Cisco Systems, Nortel, Konica-Minolta etc, thus enabling them to provide total turnkey solutions addressing the software, hardware, e-Learning & networking components of any IT environment.