Schools in Dubai Offer ‘Developed’ Distance Learning!!!
According to the recently released Distance Learning Evaluation (DLE), more than two-thirds of private schools in Dubai are offering a ‘developed’ level of distance learning. The DLE supports schools to identify areas of improvement and helps parents to make the right school choice for their children, focusing on high-quality distance education.
The DLE categorizes schools’ proficiency at providing high-quality distance learning as ‘Developed’, ‘Partially Developed’, or ‘Not Developed.’ 67% of Dubai’s private schools were found to offer ‘Developed’ level of provision; 32% ‘Partially Developed’ and 1% - one school’s provision - was ‘Not developed.’
As per Inspection Bureau held in the 2018/19 academic year, schools rated “outstanding” or “very good” were found to offer “Developed” distance learning. Schools rated “Good” were 80% & 26% of schools rated ‘Acceptable’ also offered ‘Developed’ distance learning provision
General of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority, Dr. Abdulla Al Karam said “Earlier this year, school leaders, teachers, parents and students in Dubai had to respond very quickly to a completely new way of teaching and learning. They’ve shown great resilience, commitment, and love during this period, and we’re grateful for their effort.
“The DLE was initiated to give us a common language and measure to talk about the quality of distance education. As schools will provide options of face-to-face and distance learning next academic year, the DLE will help parents to get a complete picture of the quality of education their children are receiving and will help schools to provide even better quality learning, no matter where it takes place.”
The evaluation for distance learning is based on 3 main areas:
• How well students were learning
• How well their wellbeing was safeguarded
• How well teachers were teaching & monitoring students learning
• How well school leaders were managing students learning across the school
Five-hour evaluation of each school was carried out through discussions with school leaders, students work review, online lessons observation, and parents, students & teachers feedback. Parents can access each school’s distance learning evaluation and inspection reports through our directory.
DLE Distance Learning Evaluation is a collaborative initiative between the UAE Ministry of Education, The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge, The Sharjah Private Education Authority, and KHDA.