Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Holding a Lecture Entitled: ‘Important Websites for Developing Your Scientific Skills’ for the Joint First Year Students in Al-Abdiyyah




Within the framework of the interest of His Excellency the Dean of the First Joint Year Deanship, Dr. Saad bin Saeed Al-Ghamdi, to improve the quality of academic and professional performance among the deanship students, and also to enhance students’ process of achievement and excellence, the Student Advisory and Support Unit organized a lecture entitled: "Important Websites for Developing Your Scientific Skills", under the supervision of His Excellency the Vice Dean for Educational Affairs (male section) in Al-Abdiyyah, Dr. Waheeb bin Dakhilullah Al-Harbi. The lecture was presented by His Excellency Dr. Muhammad Mukhtar Al-Tounsi on Monday, 9 Jumada Al-Thani, 1441 A.H.

The lecture, which was attended by around 30 students of the Joint First Year Deanship, included several main objectives, the most important of which are the following:

  • Highlighting the importance of self-education, self-development and skill acquisition by depending on oneself and using some websites that provide educational and teaching services (whether free or for a fee). In this regard, a number of distance learning platforms were presented, such as Shams, Rwaq, and Udemy.
  • Outlining the importance of using smart device applications and websites that help in organizing time. These applications and websites organize study time, and remind the person of important events. OneNote and Google Calendar were also presented.
  • Introducing a group of internet programs that the student can use in image and text processing as well as language correction, for example: Grammarly, Lucidcahrt, Freepik, pixlr, and ONLINE-CONVERT.
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