Back in December 2019, KIC announced Blackboard as its new online teaching and learning partner to leverage its cloud open source-based learning management system (LMS) and drive student success through increased stability, security, and accessibility. Now, the LMS is rolling out!
“We selected Open LMS for its stable and flexible cloud environment that can easily and efficiently scale up to meet our evolving needs” said Dr. Assem Al-Hajj, President at Khawarizmi International College. “We believe its mobile, responsive design will enhance interaction between our students and our faculty members, as well as boost student engagement and performance. With the UAE’s move towards easily accessible learning systems and the new standards of CAA that support e-learning provision, KIC felt compelled to take active and immediate steps towards that direction.”
Blackboard Open LMS provides a strong, open-source foundation for competency-based blended, online, and professional learning to drive institutional effectiveness. It is a multiplatform, customizable, and intuitive solution focused on users. KIC will leverage these features to provide reliable teaching and learning infrastructure for its students, as well as support the mobile connectivity needs of its tech-savvy student population.
“Every student learns differently. Blackboard Open LMS allows teachers to personalize online learning paths and deliver dynamic content that fits the needs of each student”, commented Mr. Mohammed Nour, Head of IT Services at KIC, “Blackboard Open LMS allows teachers to personalize online learning paths and deliver dynamic content that fits the needs of each student.”
The newly implemented software takes currently used Moodle to the next level. KIC developed powerful enhancements in areas like personalized learning, advanced reports and grading, along with improved course design, user-interfaces and branding potential to improve engagement and retention, and secure better outcomes.