To have a robust blended education system when schools reopen on November 1, the Ministry of Education (MoE) is developing an Online Instruction Programme (OIP) for all public schools under the ministry, including special education schools.
H E Dr Abdullah bin Khamis Ambusaidi, Undersecretary in the Ministry of Education, and chairman of the Technical Committee for New School Year Preparations (2020-21), met several directors of the OIP, which has been endorsed as a medium of education under the current circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
H E Dr Ambusaidi had a close look at the OIP’s updates, as well as challenges and proposals to overcome the difficulties pertaining to training school principals, supervisors and teachers of classes from 1-4 and 5-12.
The OIP also covers special education schools and provides training to IT specialists to offer technical support to platforms designed to carry out the OIP.
The meeting included a visual presentation of models of online discussion groups and activities and skills that were applied by instructors for online education in the recent past.
Haifa bint Mohsin al Lawatia, director of Department for Feedback Assessment at the institute specialised in vocational training of teachers, spoke about the stages of the programme that preceded the preparation of online education platforms, e-discussion groups and a set of miscellaneous activities.
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