UAE: Students at the Applied Technology Institute which has schools in most parts of the UAE will no longer need to carry the irking heaving school bag to class as all books will be substituted by I-Pad.
The Institute said it would distribute I-Pad sets to all students at its school in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and other emirates from the next academic year, which is scheduled to start in early September.
"I-Pad would replace all books and the laptop for the students at all applied technology schools in the UAE and this will enable them to get rid of all problems associated with the school bag," the Institute's director general Dr. Abdul Lateef Al Shamsi told Emirat Alyoum Arabic language daily.
He said the I-Pad set would also allow students to access any part in their e-books by one touch and to surf the internet any time, adding that such facilities would contribute to the development of the teaching process.
"Technology has not yet been utilized fully to upgrade the education sector in the UAE and this has prevented those institutions from reaching the required educational level which is based on advanced technology," he said.
"One of the main obstacles in this respect is the big gap which exists between the present internet generation and supervisors of the educational process." Source: zawya.com