Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Training Course on the Saudi Open Educational Resources Network (SHMS)

Under the supervision of His Excellency Dr. Khalid Al-Mutairi, Dean of E-Learning Education, and as part of an intensive program to introduce the Saudi Open Educational Resources Network, a training course was organized in the College of Applied Medical Sciences on the first portfolio of the (SHMS) platform. The course, which targeted the academic staff at the college, was presented by Dr. Munzir Al-Hamzawi on Wednesday, 6 Rajab, 1440 A.H., corresponding to 13 March, 2019 A.C.

The Shams platform is one of the leading national projects aimed at providing learning opportunities for all. It enables teachers, both at the university and in public education, to share scientific and academic work with the academic community, as well as the academic curriculum and everything they write.

The course touched on the importance of open educational resources and their advantages for students and academic staff. The course also tackled the definition of Creative Common licenses. Moreover, it introduced the Saudi Open Educational Resources Platform (SHMS), and how to register and manage a personal profile on the platform, search for educational resources on the platform, and upload and create educational resources.