On 2-3 April 2017, 8 faculty members led by Professor Salah A. Emara, President of University College of Bahrain attended the e-lernit conference held by Bahrain Polytechnic at Sofitel Hotel, Bahrain.
The conference was held under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Mubarak Al-Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister of Bahrain and attended by dignitaries such as Minister of Education, H.E Dr. Majid Al-Noaimi.
At the conference, several research papers were presented stressing the importance of e-learning integration into teaching and learning process.
UCB since a long time has incorporated the e-learning aspects in its teaching and learning process. In the past, UCB students and faculty can interact through a learning management system (LMS) called "Blackboard".
Now, UCB is using Brightspace as its LMS which allows faculty members and the students to interact outside the classes. UCB faculty members do share videos, latest materials related to the subject and others through the Brightspace.
It is expected that the e-learning will enhance the learning environment at UCB and equip the students with the necessary skills needed by the market