May 30, 2020 – Amman, Jordan: In cooperation with its strategic partner Classera, Umniah recently held two workshops about online learning platforms as part of its efforts to support the Kingdom’s education sector. The move, which came in response to the exceptional circumstances at hand due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, has compelled a number of sectors to work online through distant learning platforms. The workshops, which were attended by representatives from 60 schools and educational institutions, highlighted the most recent technologies in the field of digital education. Umniah has forged a strategic partnership with Classera Middle East in order to launch an innovative online learning platform, which according to both companies, has become a fundamental tool in the education process, used to reinforce productivity as well as encourage independence, self-administration and diversify the learning process. Umniah CEO Ziad Shatara, speaking about the partnership with Classera, said, “Through this cooperation agreement, we were able to host two workshops targeting educational institutions, each highlighting the best available online educational solutions that meet the needs of every individual student separately, developing their critical thinking and creativity skills within an innovative educational environment.” Shatara went on to add that Umniah is a strong and pivotal supporter of the education sector due to its conviction in its role as a developmental building block. He noted that Jordan’s digital transformation strategy, in addition to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, have impelled the company to reassess the requirements of the present as well as its vision for the future in order to better prepare the coming generations. According to Shatara, Umniah, through its corporate social responsibility framework, offered its customers free access to the Classera platform until the end of the current school term. Umniah’s educational platform utilizes an advanced content management system (LMS) that allows the effective organization of curriculum, exercises, tasks, and other basic components of the learning process, and the advanced student information system (SIS) helps students and teachers manage and trace fundamental information and learning results easily. It also includes the group-learning (SL), which blends easily with various social communication systems and electronic platforms, and the student attendance system (SAS) and behavior management system. These platforms simplify the monitoring of students by teachers, and allows for the issuance of progress reports for parents. In addition, there is an integrated financial unit that renders the cost of online education very affordable as well as a system for managing learning levels and a scholastic register that creates report cards. Throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Umniah has provided users of the Ministry of Education’s online learning networks, Darsak, free browsing on both cellular lines or home internet networks. The services also provided browsing and mock Tawjihi tests free of charge through the Darsak and Jordanian universities’ network (JUNet) platforms.
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