CCQ symposium explores new learning approaches
The Community College of Qatar (CCQ) has launched the first Instructional Technology and Learning Symposium under the theme ‘’The Effective Application of Educational Technology in Qatar.”
The event was attended by a number of industry experts, VIP guests and dignitaries.
The one-day event witnessed the participation of nine highprofile expert speakers representing prominent institutions and education centres with a proven record in supporting the use of technology to develop teaching and learning in Qatar, including Texas A&M University at Qatar, Aspire Academy, Qatar Scientific Club, Qatar University, Police College, Al Faisal Without Borders Foundation, besides CCQ.
In its first edition, the symposium explored a series of measures, technologies, and learning approaches that can enrich students’ experience and enhance learning outcomes across the country’s educational institutions. The symposium also served as a platform for exchanging ideas and best practices between instructors, researchers and specialists from distinguished institutions, through a number of informative presentations and focused discussion sessions.
“The growing penetration of technology in our lives cannot be ignored, and the impact of its rapid proliferation is evident in both the functioning and the output of a myriad industries,” CCQ’s president Dr Mohamed al-Naemi said.
“At CCQ, we are keen on actively harnessing innovative technologies to enhance students’ learning experience, improve the quality and outcome of their education, as well as to ensure their future success in personal and professional endeavours.”
Topics discussed during the symposium’s various sessions included developing Technology Transfer Ecosystems, use-cases of cutting-edge technologies and spaces in educational institutions, the advantages and disadvantages of Active Learning and Learning Technology, the role of a Learning Management System (LMS) in the teaching and learning process, Computer-Supported Classroom Interaction, and Cyber Security in GCC countries, among others.
The event also featured a number of dedicated booths that enabled the participants to learn more about advanced educational technologies and platforms adopted by CCQ’s Instructional Technology and Learning Centre, Qatar Scientific Club, Al Faisal Without Borders Foundation, Mada Assistive Technology Centre Aspire Academy, and other national institutions.
Experts attend CCQ’s first instructional technology and learning symposium.