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Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University

The First Accredited Online Smart University in GCC

Introduction:
Established in 2002, this innovative higher education project has been conceived, crafted and implemented by Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, the Chancellor of HBMSU, as a passionate response to the hopes and aspirations of the new Arab generation, with an emphasis on e-learning as the future of education and empowerment in the region. The pioneering vision of the University has, in fact, paved the way for the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR) to design standards for accreditation for an e-learning institution. Since its inception, the University has taken a lead in developing a knowledge-based economy with pioneering research initiatives in response to the research needs of the Arab World.
 
The Challenge:
The eCollege of Total Quality Management (eTQM College) - which is now known as the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) - needed a technology infrastructure that can support customized and dynamic learning programs delivered in Arabic.
 
The Solution:
GL offered the following services
 
- Arabization
English material requested by eTQM was translated into Arabic, in three main areas: Academia, Services and Publishing. Global Learning utilized our resources in Dubai, Damascus and Beirut to do the translations. Intellectual Property (IP) of all translated materials was the sole and exclusive property of eTQM.
 
- E-Learning Technology
Tools, solutions and support were provided to the different eTQM divisions. Tools included Learning Management System (LMS), Learning Content Management System (LCMS), and Assessment Management System (AMS), and integrating new tools with existing and legacy systems, databases and applications. Support included maintenance and upgrading of the various e-Learning tools and systems, and training users and administrators.
 
- Content Digitization
Global Learning developed various eTQM static courses into interactive online SCORM-compliant content in accordance with International e-Learning standards.
 
- Academic consultation
In collaboration with eTQM, the design and implementation of new academic and vocational programs and learning paths, and assisted eTQM in partnering with Internationally-accredited and recognized institutions, universities and content providers.

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