ictQATAR’s e-Learning portal exceeds target

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ictQATAR
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  • The organization has a strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level: Yes
  • The organization has a national e-strategy: Yes

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ictQATAR’s e-Learning portal exceeds target
The Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology (ictQATAR) honored three organizations in Qatar that have made e-learning a top priority for their employees, Global Arab Network reports according to a press statement. Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), Doha Bank and Qatar Petroleum were recognized for their successful integration of courses offered on the Qatar National e-Learning Portal into their employment development plans, with HMC recognized as the top organization. Omar Sweiss, Training Manager at Hamad Medical Corporation was also honored for his leadership in implementing e-Learning in his organization. “Organizations in Qatar are reaping the benefits of providing e-Learning courses to their employees. E-Learning is a cost effective way to enhance employees’ skills and promote a culture of lifelong learning in an organization. It provides a tangible return on investment for organizations, while helping employees remain on the cutting-edge of their profession. The three organizations honored today show tremendous forward-thinking in taking full advantage of the offering on the Qatar National e-Learning Portal. I especially congratulate Omar for his collaborative approach to integrating e-Learning into his organization’s training and staff development efforts,” said Ali Al-Kuwari, Assistant Secretary General, ictQATAR. The Qatar National e-Learning Portal provides online courses, covering a range of topics in information technology and business. It offers more than 2,500 different courses and allows for flexible learning. Already, 24 organizations and 37 small and medium businesses in Qatar are taking advantage of the e-Learning Portal, with more than 4,000 courses successfully completed to date. “We have found that successful adoption of e-Learning in organizations requires close collaboration with the training managers. They are the ones that know their employees and their employees’ needs. By working directly with the training managers, we have seen a significant increase in the number of courses taken and major improvements in alignment with employee professional development plans. ictQATAR celebrated a successful first year anniversary yesterday exceeding its target with nearly 5,000 courses completed by various organisations. “2010 has been a great year for QNEP. We have seen 4,225 courses completed by the government and private sectors exceeding the KPI and 551 courses taken by small and medium business sector,” said Reem Al Mansouri, Digital Inclusion Manager at ictQATAR. QNEP provides more than 2,500 online courses, covering a range of topics in information technology and business. Already, 24 organisations and 37 small and medium businesses in Qatar are taking advantage of the e-Learning Portal. Yesterday’s event also honored three organisations in Qatar that have made e-learning a top priority for their employees
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* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
      * ICT for sustainable development
      * E-participation
* Access to information and knowledge
* Capacity building
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
      * E-government
         * Knowledge management
      * E-learning
      * E-employment
         * Professional training
         * Role of social actors
* Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
* Ethical dimensions of the Information Society
  • Promote gender equality & empower women
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  • Training initiative
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The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? Yes