UKS, the Middle East’s leading learning solutions enabler, in cooperation with its technology partner, Giunti Labs, Europe's leading e-learning and mobile learning content management technology provider, will be showcasing its ‘Arabised’ version of Giunti Labs’ learn eXact Suite at this year’s Online Educa Berlin 2007 conference and exhibition.
“UKS decided to localise the learn eXact LCMS software for the Middle East region in the wake of increasing awareness of the need for a powerful learning content management system and digital repository to store, manage and retrieve learning objects,” said Ayman Al Kurdi, Technical Services Manager at UKS.
More importantly, using UKS’s Arabic user interface, learners and tutors can view all the features and tools in the learn eXact Learning, Community and Content systems, from right to left - according to the orientation of the Arabic written language, in addition, users and administrators can choose the Arabic Language Pack so that they can work in their preferred language.
“UKS’s IT team will ensure that Giunti Labs’ advanced LCMS will be seamlessly implemented and integrated into an institution’s existing infrastructure,” Ayman Al Kurdi added.
Fabrizio Cardinali, Giunti Labs’ CEO, commented: “We’re expanding our presence in the Middle East with UKS - and, this year, have made several important client acquisitions in that market such as Al Ahliyya Amman University (AAU) in Jordan and King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia .”
In addition to exhibiting at Online Educa, UKS's Higher Education Division Manager, Carlos Garcia, will be presenting a paper, entitled: ‘Full Scale Implementation of a Blended Educational Model at Al Ahliyya Amman University’, at the accompanying conference. The paper sets out to highlight the steps necessary for the successful adoption and implementation of a blended model of education in a university environment.
“As we help our university customers to adopt new educational technologies and incorporate them into their existing teaching infrastructure, we find that content repositories and modern content development environments are key to the successful implementation of new educational models,” Carlos Garcia said.
For a demonstration of learn eXact Arabic version, visit us at the Foyer Potsdam, B 60.
UKS is the Middle East’s leading learning solutions enabler, with years of experience in the fields of education and training. UKS uses its unique expertise and strategic partnerships with leading educational and technological providers to deliver a comprehensive range of learning products and services that serve Schools (K-12), Higher Education and Government & Corporate sectors.
Its highly experienced technical staff work with clients to design, develop and deliver flexible, cost-effective and customised learning solutions, based on state-of-the-art training needs analysis frameworks, blending online and face-to-face learning.
UKS is a subsidiary of Al Tanmiya Holding, a conglomerate committed to the development of Human Capital in the corporate and academic worlds.
About Giunti Labs
Giunti is unique in the international publishing industry.
In 1497, Giunti publishers and typographers in Florence, together with others in Venice, began modern book manufacturing. Over the years Giunti has built a ‘historical catalogue’ of huge dimensions, through a gradual process of ‘fusion’ of different publishers, but also through the creation of new brands, including Giunti Labs. Giunti Editore now includes 20 companies in the publishing sector.
Giunti Labs, which has its global headquarters in Italy and offices in London (UK), Frankfurt (Germany), Lund (Sweden) and in Boston (US), provides a wide range of services, in response to any content, learning and knowledge management need, covering:
• Content production;
• Research and development;
• Technological solutions for content, learning & knowledge management;
• Architectural and technological solutions for mobile & wireless;
• Training and consulting.
Giunti Labs provides the learn eXact® suite, Europe's leading e-learning and mobile learning content management technology. This suite is interoperable with all major vendor-driven and open source LMS and VLE solutions in the market including Plateau, Oracle, SumTotal, Saba, WebCT, Blackboard, Sakai, LRN and Moodle.
Moreover, Giunti Labs does not just adhere to the international standards relating to the LMS/LCMS world, it is one of the organisations that helps to determine and drive these standards: co-writing and developing them. Giunti Labs plays a key role in most of the international institutions for the definition of eLearning specifications (IEEE LTSC, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC36, CEN/ISSS WSLT, AICC, IMS, ADL-SCORM and OKI).
About Giunti Labs’ learn eXact® suite
Giunti Labs’ learn eXact is an e-learning and mobile learning content management system (LCMS) that enables users to create, manage and deliver content based on learning objects, XML, standards and international specifications. It delivers learning content to location-based mobile devices, interactive TV and wearable computer devices. Now the solution with its new eXact VLW plug in also delivers standard learning contents into 3D Virtual Worlds.
Further information from:
Minna Leikas, Giunti Labs, +39 3489 399127