KIC reports an upward trend in the number of average weekly registrations and active students during Fall 2020/21 as compared to the previous period.
A total of 11,418 average weekly registrations were recorded, which is a 9% increase as opposed to Spring 2019/20. The average weekly percentage of students being active during the sessions reached 94%, a 4% increase as opposed to the previous semester.
Spring 19/20.can be marked as the most transformative semester at KIC, addressing the challenges posed by the lockdown, and introduction of a distance learning platform. Even during that time, data has shown that digital transformation appealed to the students, as they could still attend their sessions without facing any academic setbacks.
In line with health and safety developments and the guidance of the Ministry of Education in the UAE, KIC opted for a blended learning format, to ensure the delivery of practicals. Over the course of past two years, KIC preemptively invested in digital transformation infrastructure, such as Blackboard Open LMS, PeopleSoft Campus Solutions (SIS), ERP, Blue Explorance, and other tools.
The President noted several factors that stimulated digital transformation. Regulatory authorities, technology & infrastructure, policies, resources availability, stakeholders’ response, leadership and clarity of goals, and of course the pandemic, were the major catalysts of change.
Khawarizmi International College addressed and capitalized upon these factors to introduce alternative learning platforms that would keep its students on their academic track.
Dr. Al-Hajj highlighted the college’s investments in learning management systems, enterprise resource planning systems, and other critical IT infrastructure that enabled the digitalization of the related processes.