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Alef Education spotlights the role of AI and best use cases of technology in upskilling youth at GESS Dubai

Dubai, November 18, 2022: Alef Education, a UAE-based leading global education technology provider, underlined the significance of the best use of technology and data science in reforming the education system to prepare learners for future careers during their exhibit at the Global Educational Supplies and Solutions (GESS) Dubai.

The GESS Dubai, which was held recently, under the theme ‘Shaping the future of education’, focused on the evolving demands and trends in education amongst students and educators in the GCC. The event holds significance as it comes at a time when the education system has drastically transformed with the advent of new and innovative practices, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic which necessitated remote learning.

Geoffrey Alphonso, CEO of Alef Education, said: “Alef Education’s participation in the event was in line with its mission to use this platform to encourage the use of data science and AI to transform the education industry. The need of the hour is to improve student outcomes  by providing them the necessary skills that will help them succeed. We contribute to this by establishing an online and AI-based education system that meets the needs and requirements of educators and provides them the tools they require to build leaders of the future.”

As part of its exhibit, Alef Education organized six educational workshops in its pavilion. In addition, Hashem Shmaisani and Raafat Aljabr, Digital Transformation Specialists at Alef Education, participated as key speakers in seminars that were hosted at the exhibition. Moreover, Samantha Monroe, Education Researcher, Alef Education, gave a presentation titled ‘Applications of AI in Education: Industry Experience from Alef Education’, highlighting the impact of artificial intelligence and globalization on our lives and how we interact with one another. She emphasized the necessity to transform the international education systems to prepare children today to take on jobs that will emerge in the future, and to train teachers and school leaders to be ready for future technology trends.

Hashem Shmaisani asserted that it is important to understand what kind of tasks, skills and human agencies are being enhanced by AI already within the education system. He presented a summary of AI applications in the UAE K12 public school sector by Alef Education and how these systems support the teachers’ professional development journey and improvement.

Additionally, Raafat Aljabr highlighted Alef Education proof-of-concept industry take-aways, some future roadmap additions and long-term implications of AI on human development in education. He also stated that the education system in the UAE utilizes AI applications in various fields, emphasizing the future prospects of these technologies in schools, and their role in advancing education.

Alef Education was also a finalist at the GESS Dubai 2022 Awards under the Best Digital, VR, AI Product category for its innovative award-winning educational solution, The Alef Platform, which is a digital learning platform powered by AI and big data to create personalized learning experiences for students in grades K-12. 

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