Bluenotes MENA Conference 2019 explores Data Analytics at ZU

  • Wednesday 06, November 2019 01:59 PM
  • Bluenotes MENA Conference 2019 explores Data Analytics at ZU
Sharjah 24: Zayed University recently welcomed over 150 international learning and development experts from 52 organizations during the fifth annual BlueNotes MENA 2019 regional conference.
The major event, which concluded, on Tuesday, at the Zayed University Campus in Dubai, explored the field of Data Analytics and the possibilities of measuring progress to ensure strategic decision making for continuous learning in the journey of Education.

His Excellency Prof. Reyadh Al Mehaideb, Vice-President of Zayed University, received Kate Starkey, Consul & Senior Trade Commissioner, Consulate General of Canada, and Dr. Brad Wuetherick, Executive Director at the Center of Learning and Teaching at Dalhousie University, and Samer Saab, CEO of Explorace; World’s largest provider of journey analytics solutions.

Al Mehaideb mentioned during his opening remarks, that this significant topic would be extensively discussed and precisely studied subsequently, "It won't just improve our students' levels of experience, success, and accreditation, but also improves the overall future of education."

"This comes with great importance to the UAE and the Region," Al Mehaideb added, "We are moving towards improving communicational plans, data evaluation, and observing the latest education-related toolkits and applications. In addition to following up on the effective use of students' feedback data to advance the quality of teaching while effectively responding to Higher Education challenges."

On behalf of Explorance, Samer Jaffar, COO, said that the nature of the workplace is rapidly evolving as machines and artificial intelligence are replacing humans. “The demand for new skills has become a requirement rather than an expectation; and Universities take center stage in ensuring that students are equipped with the new competencies to adapt and succeed in a competitive environment.”

He further added, “This requires educational institutions to be courageous in pushing the boundaries of the educational paradigm to ensure that new methodologies and innovations are constantly evaluated for its impact. Hence, it is fitting that this year’s conference is centered around Continuous Learning in the Journey of Education and how institutions can use the wealth of data (including the feedback from students and faculty as key stakeholders in the learning journey) to measure the progress and support your strategic and ambitious decision.”