Osman Sultan, CEO, du, Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor, Hamdan bin Mohammed e-University, and Dr. Milad Sebaaly, Managing Director of Global Learning, signed a multi-year partnership during GITEX 2013 that will provide du’s small and medium enterprise (SME) customers with access to Cloud Campus – the first social online learning platform which embodies the Smart Learning approach.
Cloud Campus, an initiative by Hamdan bin Mohammed e-University, the first accredited e-university in the UAE, and empowered by Global Learning, allows customers subscribed to du’s SME plans, to access a variety of sessions through their personal social media accounts on Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+. Courses will include 180 professional business-boosting content, such as leadership, communications, and entrepreneurship; over 600 English language lessons, and over 1,600 interactive school lessons for children of employees, in the fields of maths, science and IT for Grades 1-12. Accessing Cloud Campus can be done through a multiple of screens including tablets and mobile phone. As an added academic value, all Cloud Campus lessons are certified and supported by a global community of tutors and experts available around the clock to support learners.
“It is every organisation’s goal to be able to provide training and learning that will improve employees’ skills, so that they are ready for whatever the future may hold,” said Sultan. “However, this can come at a sizeable cost to businesses – especially for SMEs, where we understand that every dirham must be put to the best use possible. SMEs are the engine driving the country’s economy, and we know that they must be nurtured and trained, in order to be able to best adapt to, and benefit from, the ever-changing dynamics of our business environment. We are therefore proud to partner with Hamdan bin Mohammed e-University and Global Learning, to be able to offer SMEs access to essential training at an affordable cost.”
“In line with the UAE leaderships’ vision of encouraging and supporting SMEs to achieve their full potential, we are pleased to have signed this partnership agreement today with du,” said Dr. Al Awar. “We see du as an innovative and socially responsible company, committed to offering superior-value propositions to SMEs which will now have access to our accredited online courses to be able to provide themselves, their employees, and their families with learning for life that will boost their potential to succeed in the highly competitive business world.”
“With Cloud Campus, du is offering SMEs with a flexible and affordable learning experience that offers world class content with local academic support to employees and their families, through a mobile social platform”, said Dr. Sebaaly.
For a minimal monthly fee that will be billed directly to their corporate account with du, customers can subscribe online via social media accounts to enrol employees subscribed to du’s SME plans.