Alef Education brings together thought leaders to its first symposium

ABU DHABI, Alef Education hosted its first symposium last week under the theme, ‘Digital Transformation in the Education Sector’, at its headquarters in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi.

The event included a number of seminars during which the most important challenges and solutions around the implementation of technology in the education field and developments, researches and discoveries in the field of neuropsychiatry and artificial intelligence, were discussed.

One of the main topics tackled at the symposium was digital transformation in the UAE education sector.The symposium also brought together local and international academics including Alef Education Advisory Board members, Dr. John Ratey, Associate Clinical professor at Harvard University, Dr. Partha Talukdar, Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Science and Dr. Ryan Baker, Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

Commenting on the event, Geoffrey Alphonso, CEO of Alef Education said, “At Alef Education, our mission is simple and core to our company values is agility and being able to learn, adapt and refine our models and processes to support this transformation. We are relentless in pursuing our goals and that is why we look for people that think differently and that are ready to embrace change and disruption.”

“The total global investment made to the EdTech sector in 2017 was the highest ever at US$9.5 billion. An overflow of new products in the EdTech market is noticeable globally with words such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Adaptive learning and Big Data making and marking the scene.

“We were brave enough to enterprise the development of a revolutionary framework that, with a virtual learning system, builds aspects of engagement and personalisation into the learning journey. And in our quest to maintain an interactive and further engaged relationship between learners, teachers and parents, we backed our products with an advanced feedback capability from the learner ecosystem. These core principles have enabled our success,” he added.

The event featured recognition of the local public and private schools that endorsed Alef Education’s revolutionary system, and are implementing it, including Al Suqoor School, Al Asayel School, Fatima Bint Mubarak School, Sa’ad Bin Mo’ath School, Atika Bint Abdel Muttalib School, Makkah School, Al Dhaher School, Al Khair School, Qatr Al Nada School, Al Nokhba School, as well as Maplewood International School and The British School Al Khubairat.

Source: Emirates News Agency

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