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The Deanship of E-Learning and Distance Education in Al-Qunfudhah Holds a Workshop to Explain the Educational Services

To fulfill one of the requirements of quality and academic accreditation, the Deanship of E-Learning and Distance Education organized, in cooperation with Al-Qunfudhah University College, an introductory workshop entitled, "Learning E-Services and Ways of Activating Them"which targeted the affiliates of the colleges of Al-Qunfudhah branch. The workshop was given by the accredited instructor, Prof. Yusuf Al-Ghoul, in coordination with the Vice Dean of Al-Qunfudhah Branch, His Excellency Dr. Ahmad Al-Bashairi, on Tuesday, 9 Sha`ban, 1440 A.H., corresponding to 16 April 2019 A.C.

The workshop was attended by His Excellency the Vice Dean of Al-Qunfudhah University College, Dr. Muhammad Al-Hazimi; His Excellency the Vice Dean of Health Sciences College for Development and Entrepreneurship, Dr. Mahdi Husain Mahdi Al-Suqur; His Excellency the Vice Dean of Libraries for Branches, Dr. Matar Al-Eissi; the Director of the Affiliation Office, His Excellency Dr. Taha Khawaji; His Excellency the Head of Chemistry Department, Dr. Abdu Subaihi;  and the academic staff of Al-Qunfudhah University College, College of Health Sciences and College of Medicine.

The workshop tackled the following themes:

  • Basics of moving towards e-learning, and why?
  • Myths and facts about e-learning.
  • The importance of e-learning.
  • The current UQU platform:
  • The UQU platform for the coming year: Black Board.
  • Introducing the open educational resources.
  • Introducing the tasks of the digital learning platforms.
  • Realizing the difference between e-learning systems, repositories of open educational sources, and huge open educational courses (OER, LMS, and MOOC).
  • Introducing the national platform: Saudi Network of Open Educational Resources platform (
  • Defining creative common licenses.
  • Umm Al-Qura University (UQU) contests, and the contests of the National Center of E-Learning.
  • Available fields of research in this section.
  • The most important research themes that pay great attention to the development of the educational process.

This workshop is a result of the keenness of His Excellency the Dean of E-Learning and Distance Education, Dr. Khalid Al-Mutairi, to organize field programs with the deanship team, and visit different colleges to inform them about the programs and services offered by the deanship. The activities of this workshop were coordinated by the vice dean at the Al-Qunfudhah branch, His Excellency Dr. Ahmad Al-Bashairi.