A milestone agreement was formalized this week to create a unique program for reading the Quran through electronic media and virtual classroom sessions. The program is the result of cooperation between King Saud University’s Deanship of e-Learning and Distance Learning and the recently established Holy Quran Teaching and Reading Chair.
Dr. Sami Al-Homod, Dean of e-Learning and Distance Learning, and Dr. Mohammad F. Al-Omar, who supervises the Holy Quran Teaching and Reading Chair, met on Saturday, December 24 to announce their important new project.
Dean Al-Homod said that using the e-Learning Deanship’s wealth of modern educational resources, such as smart classrooms and video conference networking, courses on the Holy Quran will soon be available to students anywhere in the Kingdom. Dr. Al-Omar talked about the great potential of the partnership and how it supports the vision and goals of the Chair.
The program will provide two unique services. First, it will allow people wishing to learn the Holy Quran to do so using electronic teaching tools and virtual classroom sessions.
The second service will involve reading sessions, using the Deanship’s smart classrooms and video conferencing facilities.
The meeting tasked Dr. Mustafa Jawdat and engineer Mohammad Abduljalil to draft a suggested plan of action under the supervision of the vice dean for E-Learning and Distance Learning Dr. Sultan Al-Mutairi, in preparation to discussing it in the next meeting between deanship and chair.
The Deanship of e-Learning and Distance Learning, launched in 2009, is part King Saud University’s Teachers College, which prepares students for careers in teaching, research, public service and policy making.
The Holy Quran Teaching and Reading Chair is part of the Quran Studies Department, which is seated in the KSU Teachers College.