As a leader in education since 1886, SABIS® truly believes in providing an “Education for a Changing World®”, and today’s world calls for cutting-edge classroom technology and E-learning solutions to be available in every school and for every student. As a result, our students have meaningful experiences with modern, up-to-date methods and technologies used to improve and enrich their day-to-day learning, enhance their academic performance, and challenge the boundaries of traditional learning environments.
By creating a digital ecosystem that includes E-books; modern, interactive boards used in the classrooms; communication and learning platforms; and software that allows teachers and school administrators instant access to important academic data, information technology is geared towards helping each and every student reach their full potential.
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The minute students enter Jeddah International Academy, they will be stepping into a well-structured, high-quality environment. Modern, innovative information technology that is developed in-house infiltrates every aspect of students’ school life to promote their learning and ensure their academic success.
At home, our students continue to benefit from these technologies that allow them access to a wealth of online learning tools, which complement and reinforce what they have learned in class. The availability of these integrated technologies also considers the possible need for remote learning, which is why an E-learning platform is readily available to our students should the school not be physically accessible, guaranteeing that the learning never stops.
The Right Infrastructure at Our School
In order to move successfully from traditional classroom teaching to E-learning, the right infrastructure has to be in place. That infrastructure includes a systematic approach to teaching, instructional methodologies that empower students to take an active role in the learning cycle and, of course, access to the technology tools that can facilitate the entire process. These are all elements that SABIS® has spent decades developing and can be found in our school.
The SABIS® Approach to Teaching
The SABIS® teaching methodology is a well-structured, systematic, and efficient approach using the SABIS Point System®. In every subject, in every level, SABIS® has precisely identified measurable learning objectives, called “learning points.” During every class, teachers present one “point” at a time, and then ask the class to demonstrate their understanding of the concept, actively engaging students in a community of learners.
State-of-the-Art Education Technology
State-of-the-art technology already integrated into our classrooms complements the teaching methodology, allowing students to have the very best learning experience. Technology tools currently used by our students and teachers include E-books, an integrated learning system, as well as an integrated testing and learning system.
Beyond the classroom, our students continue to benefit from technologies developed by SABIS® that allow them access to a wealth of online learning tools from the safety of their homes, which complement and reinforce what they have learned in class.
The SABIS® Digital Platform
The SABIS® Digital Platform is also an essential element of the infrastructure that facilitates a smooth transition to E-learning. The SABIS® Digital Platform is a new generation, web-based teaching and learning platform. Students and parents are very familiar with the platform, accessing it for multiple purposes such as to practice questions on unmastered learning points, take sample quizzes to test their knowledge, watch On-Demand Tutoring videos, download exam material and homework assignments, and receive important communications from school, to name a few.
Together, these elements, already present as part of the learning experience at Jeddah International Academy, make the move from a traditional classroom to a virtual one easy, efficient, and effective, ensuring that student learning is uninterrupted at all times.
Watch this video about the SABIS® E-learning solutions used to counter the COVID-19 Pandemic:
Benefits of E-Learning
A Standard SABIS® School Day Online
E-learning in Jeddah International Academy is available for all students from the youngest preschoolers to the graduating seniors. Every morning, they log in to the SABIS® Digital Platform from their tablets or computers at home to check their daily and weekly plans, view their detailed schedules, and download any assigned material.
In their daily routine, they attend a mix of classes, some that have either been pre-recorded by their teachers and uploaded onto the SABIS® Digital Platform, and some that are given in a “virtual classroom” environment in real time. Virtual classes are also recorded and uploaded onto the SABIS® Digital Platform, which students can access to watch again should they need to.
To ensure that the learning is in fact taking place, students have assigned homework and continue to take regular assessments to test their understanding. While students are working, teachers receive data on their progress and performance, and are able to follow up with their students accordingly.
Watch this video to experience the SABIS® Virtual Classroom:
Tips for a Successful E-Learning Experience
- Set up a learning space that includes a comfortable chair and desk
- Create a school day routine, and stick to it
- Check your child’s daily schedule together with them
- Make sure there are little to no distractions
- Give students the space to learn, but do not leave them alone
- Offer incentives when work is completed to keep them motivated
- Do not use the designated learning space for any other activities
The COVID-19 Experience
Despite the current pandemic and subsequent disruption, and regardless of their physical location, our students are continuing their education without missing a beat. Thanks to highly developed E-learning solutions, a structured and systematic approach, and incomparable learning habits, SABIS® students have adapted rapidly to a changing world, and the learning has never stopped.
SABIS® Global E-Learning Success
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