The British University in Egypt deploys digital education to 20,000 with McGraw-Hill
The British University in Egypt (BUE) is expanding its work with McGraw-Hill to deploy digital education to more than 20,000 students in 2019.
BUE and McGraw-Hill have worked together since 2017 to support the university’s transition towards digital education.
This has required the university to change from the traditional mindset of what education looks like and required the teaching methodologies to be transformed through engagement and a focus in student outcomes.
Early survey suggests the programme is having a strong positive impact
The programme has been proved successful in the results of a large survey of both students and instructors at The British University in Egypt that showed widespread satisfaction with the McGraw-Hill Connect® interactive learning platform.
83% of those surveyed said they were satisfied with Connect and use of the platform has had a positive impact on the learning process at the university with an increase in student engagement, motivation and knowledge retention along with better student performance and grades.
In April, BUE and McGraw-Hill held and interactive learning day which was attended by various senior members of the faculty.
The day featured interactive discussions about education and encouraged the sharing of success stories and other best practices from The British University in Egypt and other international universities like the University of Pretoria, South Africa and University of Westminster, UK.
“The university is happy to be on this technological path, which has proven to be successful in other parts of the world,” said Ahmed Hamad, BUE President.
“Our students are adapting well and embracing the technology, which widens the horizon of each student and enhances his or her personal experience. We are looking forward to more expansion in the future.”
Murray St. Leger, Managing Director of McGraw-Hill’s business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa said: “We’re proud of the success we’ve seen in the first two years of our work with BUE. As a partner worldwide to institutions looking to embrace digital learning and instruction, it’s thrilling to see leaders, faculty and students welcome out solutions and help move higher education toward the digital future.”
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