Education Minister Meets with Leaders of EdX Platform to Strengthen Cooperation in Online Education and E-training Industry

Education Minister Meets with Leaders of EdX Platform to Strengthen Cooperation in Online Education and E-training Industry

Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al AlSheikh, Minister of Education, has met with the leaders of the pioneering edX platform at Boston University in the United States.

Dr. Al AlSheikh had a meeting with the platform’s founder, Dr. Anant Agarwal, President of Business Development John Schwartzman, and Vice President of Business Development Lee Rubinstein, to discuss ways to promote cooperation in the online education and e-training industry, as part of His Excellency's tour of American universities and research centers.

The two parties discussed ways to develop a partnership between the National Center for E-Learning "FutureX" and the edX platform. Thus, this partnership aims to enable students in general and higher education to access high-quality education and to meet the needs of the labor market by refining and reshaping their skills, in accordance with the objectives of the Human Capability Development Program and the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

During the meeting, they reviewed the development of the skills for designing and developing electronic games among students in general and university education.

Furthermore, they discussed the BootcampX initiative to enhance these skills, which was recently launched in partnership with the edX platform by His Excellency the Minister of Education and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Center for E-Learning.

The BootcampX initiative provides students, job seekers, and employees with extensive training opportunities through programs designed in collaboration with the best universities and companies around the world. The goal is to equip them with the necessary qualifications and technical skills to meet the demands of the future labor market.

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