Microsoft Oman, in partnership with the Ministry of Education (MoE)
, concluded a 'Training of Trainers' program recently, designed to aid teachers and ministry staff gain proficiency in a wide variety of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) skills. About 25 teachers from different schools and 25 MoE personnel attended an in-depth technical training program and workshop and gained proficiency in a wide variety of ICT skills from email and calendar support to group projects and communication tools.
The training comes under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
signed between MoE and Microsoft Oman to implement the globally successful Partners in Learning Program in Oman. The objective of the program, which covered different topics including Innovative Teaching Using Technology, Integrating ICT in Education, The Learning Process, Review of Software Tools for Innovative Teaching in the Classroom and Digital Lifestyle, provided the participants with the necessary skills and tools to manage, deploy and support Microsoft solutions in education. The program is aimed at providing teachers and MoE staff to integrate ICT into teaching and learning in a meaningful way and also empowering students to use ICT in their school work and learning.
Microsoft has been working with the Sultanate's Ministry of Education on a regular basis to improve access to and use of ICT in primary and secondary education and also to jointly improve both access to, and the use of, ICT for the support of teaching and learning.