A book, issued by UNESCO, cites the success of “Madrasati” as a globally innovative and distinguished educational model during the Covid-19 pandemic
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) cited the success of the Madrasati platform as one of the innovative and distinguished operational models in the educational process during the Covid-19 pandemic worldwide, and its effective contribution to the continuation of non-stop distance Education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
UNESCO released a recent book in mid-November on “Learning to Build back Better Futures for Education: Lessons from Educational Innovations during the COVID-19 Pandemic,” edited by Harvard Education Professor Fernando Reimers and Renato Opertti from UNESCO’s International Bureau of Education (IBE) in Geneva, and authored by International researchers. The editors dealt with educational innovations in the world, where they dedicated a special chapter on the Madrasati platform, and the success of the distance education experience in the Kingdom.
The book reviewed, in its 12th chapter, the model of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in using the Madrasati e-learning platform as an innovative model for education during the Covid-19 pandemic, and other educational alternatives provided by the Kingdom such as the satellite broadcasting school, and the iEN Enrichment Portal
The book dealt with the role of teachers in the Madrasati platform, the size of training they received, and the satisfaction of parents with the extent to which teachers interacted with their students. The book also touched on the high motivation of students in Saudi Arabia towards e-learning, with their feeling that they were in contact with their teachers and peers, in addition to their ease of use of the main interface of the Madrasati platform.
The book mentioned the partnership of Madrasati platform with Microsoft, the solidarity program from the non-profit sector to support students with low incomes, and the participation of the Ministry of Education with the Ministry of Communications to promote education in remote areas. The book also reviewed what the Ministry of Education presented in the “Madrasati Coding Competition.”, with the participation of 4.7 million students, which contributed to raising students’ digital skills to achieve the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 in spreading a culture of innovation in the society. The book also pointed out to the activation of the Madrasati platform during the summer vacation, and its role in providing enriching content and spreading the culture of e-learning among students, teachers and society.
It is noteworthy that the Kingdom’s experience in distance education during the Covid-19 pandemic has been praised by many international educational organizations. The Madrasati platform has been described as the leading Saudi model and has achieved global recognition. The Ministry of Education is extremely grateful for the extensive support that the education sector has received from our wise leadership in the Kingdom, which has ensured the continuity of the educational process despite the challenges of the pandemic. The rapid response by the Ministry of Education to the changes, has led to the provision of innovative solutions to e-learning, and systems that ensure a high level of efficiency.