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January 23, 2014

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Qatar: mobile learning app to improve training

qa.pngThe PIE (Professionals in International Education) News reports on a new mobile app aimed at improving the use of technical English in Qatar’s oil and gas industry.

Academics at Athabasca University, Canada and Qatar University are developing a mobile learning application to help employees in Qatar’s oil and gas industry to learn technical English language terms used in the sector.

Learners will have unlimited access to specialised content delivered on mobile devices, enabling them to study at their own pace.

The ‘m-learning’ research project, led by Athabasca University’s Dr Mohamed Ally, is the first of its kind to be used for professional training in Qatar, according to co-lead researcher Dr Mohammad Samaka, of Qatar University.

“There is no history of mobile learning applications utilised to train employees in the workplace in Qatar. This project is novel,” he said. “During our most recent literature review, a hunt for existing applications yielded nothing, indicating that this could be the first mobile learning application under development in the oil and gas industry worldwide.”

Read the full article from The PIE News.

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