Ramadan Kareem! Eid Mubarak!
The Spring 2020 Semester has concluded at Ajman University and, as it turns out, we all learned a lot! AU switched entirely to online course delivery in record time and with impressive results. Even the most reluctant among us discovered that technology and humanity can indeed work together for great outcomes.
The question now, of course, is where do we go from here? In nearly every one of these blog posts since March – a total of 19 with more than 4,500 readers – AU faculty and students have asserted that online education should be a robust part of the future of higher ed.
The time is right for AU to become “future-ready” by embracing and implementing reforms for more efficient and streamlined processes, both on campus and online. To that end, AU Chancellor Karim Seghir has convened the Committee on Transformational Change, which is mandated to find ways for AU to be stronger, safer, and smarter in a post-COVID world.
Stay tuned for the next chapter in AU's pioneering history. We'll be making transformation happen together!
Distance learning brought students and faculty members closer to each other. There were many touching moments when students expressed how much they missed going to campus and treating their patients. There were other appreciative moments when they were grateful for all the unlimited access to the online lectures and other resources without restriction.
– Dr. Ruba Odeh, Assistant Professor, College of Dentistry