Aquafadas tools helping building the science and knowledge society
Aquafadas and their Middle East partner MCG Consulting are excited to announce new partnership with Arab Open University. AOU is a sustainable development and educational non-profit project serving students in Kuwait, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, Oman and Sudan. It’s designed to promote science and educate in the Arab countries without time or geographical barriers. Aquafadas tools has been chosen to help AOU expand and develop a knowledge society through e-learning and publishing.
Digital books and app
Using Aquafadas technology AOU will create digital books for their students and release them through their own branded digital app. The main goal will be to establish a cost effective manner to allow readers transform digital content from information to knowledge. Which as a result will help AOU achieving their mission of providing the highest level of education as an open educational institute. This project will be running across 8 branches in the region and will serve around 30-40,000 students.
MCG has run beta testing with the client and they soon realised that the Aquafadas tools enabled students feeling more confident about the way they were learning. The client was also happy with the fact that, from a designer’s perspective, the Aquafadas platform can be very flexible: main features can be applied and tweaked to work in parallel with others (such as adding assignments and marked quizzes to allow students and professors directly monitor the progress).
“With the introduction of Aquafadas tools, the client and the students were very happy to adopt and move forward with the business development of this project. Thanks to a beta testing (Apple Test flight), we were easily able to see that the adoption rates were more than justifiable and student interviews showed that the features actually helped them understand the content being published digitally. The use of search features, note taking, and other great interactive elements such as quizzes were of great importance to the adoption rates of this book. The administration, in turn, were very happy with the student feedback and end product they were receiving. On top of that, the ability for professors to also run a desktop version from the classroom, it made the product come full circle.”