King Khalid University
At the launching ceremony of the Saudi Resources Network for Open Educational Resources (Shams), which was sponsored by His Excellency the Minister of Education, Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Issa, and organized by the National Center for e-Learning (NCeL) at the Ministry of Education, King Khalid University received five awards in numerous categories at the level of national universities. His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy expressed his profound contentment with the university's achievement of a number of excellence awards in the field of e-learning. The Vice Dean for Academic and Educational Affairs, Dr. Saad Al-Dajjam, commented that these awards are the result of the continuous work and cooperation between the Deanship of e-Learning and the rest of the university faculties in enriching electronic content.
Al-Dajjam: The awards are the result of the continuous work and cooperation between the Deanship of e-learning and the rest of the university faculties
On the individual level, Dr. Amir Mohammed Kessentini, assistant professor at the Faculty of Engineering, received the Excellence Award in e-Learning for national universities in the production category. Dr. Halima Al-Saidi from the Faculty of Science also won the Excellence Award in e-Learning in the same category.
On this occasion, the Dean of e-Learning, Dr. Fahad bin Abdullah Al-Ahmari, congratulated the Rector and all of the university's employees on this achievement. He emphasized that these achievements are deeply rooted in teamwork and advanced technical capabilities with a drive to succeed.
The e-Learning Excellence Award in its current edition is dedicated to the National Open Learning Content Program, which is supervised by the NCeL. The participation of educational institutions from universities and education departments has resulted in providing more than 80,000 educational resources currently available on Shams. This award aims to spread the culture of excellence in e-learning and to improve it; most prominently, in relation to open educational resources.
The award included three branches: the first was the Excellence Award in e-Learning for Educational Institutions; the second was the Excellence Award in e-Learning for Shams Representatives; and the third was the Excellence Award in e-Learning for Governmental, Private, and Volunteer Institutions.