Posts Categorized: Information Technology

Date Posted: November 11, 2014

In the myriad of communicative choices, from social media to the mobile phone, one option stands out as the premium quality choice for communicating with your loved ones, friends, family and professional contacts: Skype. Today we offer a brief guide on setting up this brilliant format and how you can make the most out of… Read more »

Date Posted: October 09, 2014

As we’ve all discovered throughout our lives, things get faster. Our lives flash by, days get shorter and your phone always seems to have a thousand more functions than the last time you looked at it. But in recent years, technology in particular has shown just how quickly things can improve. Only a hundred years… Read more »

Date Posted: September 23, 2014

In light of the Facebook Messenger App’s bad press, the NSA’s serial surveillance of the US population and Google’s mass marketing efforts through data collection; it’s surprising that more people aren’t infuriated about the controversial issue of Data Mining infringing on their privacy.   The practice is simple, you find a mechanism that can accept… Read more »

Date Posted: September 22, 2014

The Asian nations are notorious for two things education related; producing the highest exam-scoring students of any country in the world and having those same students be less-rounded than a triangle with sharpened corners covered with spikes.   But today that all changes as the Ministry of Education recognizes the efforts of twenty-three schools that… Read more »

Date Posted: September 19, 2014

There have been hints and rumours but finally, it’s been confirmed; the United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Education is planning to install a cutting-edge electronic system allowing them to monitor teachers’ performances in the classrooms. This is expected to impact over 525,000 Teachers across 34,000 Gulf schools. The technology is expected to improve communications between… Read more »

Date Posted: September 03, 2014

Earlier this week the government of Nigeria launched the country’s first e-curriculum portal for both primary and secondary schools. The e-curriculum is expected to allow students to have greater access to online resources and to give access to better tools to teachers. The Minster of State for Education, Nyesom Wike, spoke at the event:  … Read more »

Date Posted: September 01, 2014

It’s often been stated that school, flat out, is boring. And this writer couldn’t agree more; you’re forced to go somewhere you don’t want to go, sit somewhere you don’t want to sit and listen to someone drone on about a subject you don’t care about, and frankly, don’t want to know about. Is it… Read more »

Date Posted: August 27, 2014

As around 28,000 teaching and support staff begin to start the new school term and as the back-to-school campaigns start in high street stores across the GCC, Dubai’s very own Ministry of Education has announced an AED 69 Million (about £11.3 Million)  investment into their schools in order to facilitate air conditioners, which will make up… Read more »

Date Posted: August 18, 2014

In a massive stride towards a globally-recognized standard of Education, Egypt has altered its national charter to require the state to spend at least 4% of the national budget on education and at least a further 2% of higher education, if ‘global rates’ are not met, the percentages will be gradually increased, this differs from… Read more »

Date Posted: July 10, 2014

It’s no doubt that Nigeria is rapidly rising to become a global superpower due to its discovery of oil and stabilization of government and education facilities. But now more than ever, Nigeria’s progress has skyrocketed especially fast thanks to a couple of new developments in the country.   First and foremost, the country has obtained… Read more »