His Excellency, the Minister of Education, the Chairman of the Board Directors of the National eLearning Center Dr. Hamad bin Muhammad Al-Alsheikh launched the national eLearning Platform “FutureX” on Thursday 28/10/2021, at the Center, in the presence of their Excellencies Board members.
His Excellency, Dr. Hamad Al-Alsheikh emphasized that the National eLearning Platform “FutureX” is the online learning ecosystems that contributes to achieving the objectives of the aspiring Kingdom’s Vision 2030 in providing lifelong and flexible learning opportunities for all, enabling integration, strengthening shared economy across all sectors, providing and participating in the creation of innovative learning experience as per international standards that meet future needs.
FutureX is one of the National eLearning Center’s initiatives that enable institutions offering online learning across all sectors in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by connecting providers and stakeholders, which ensures equitable access to trusted online learning. FutureX Platform aims at enhancing trust in online learning by providing learning opportunities that meet future needs, improving agility, and enhancing the efficiency of online learning.
The Platform provides 3 main services. They include providing learning platforms by connecting institutions willing to deliver online learning with qualified providers to establish and develop learning platforms; creating online learning content through connecting them with certified content creators based on quality standards and best practices; facilitating collaboration and building national and international partnerships between institutions and online learning leaders to adopt the best practices in online learning.
In addition, the Platform presents the ASAS initiative which aims at enhancing integration between Saudi universities, enabling them to develop a specialized educational experience for learners by offering access to foundational courses and skills for massive open online courses (MOOC).
FutureX Platform is integrating with a number of national and international success partners. These partners are Ethrai Institute of Public Administration, Red Sea Company, EdX, Coursera, and FutureLearn. These partnerships aim at providing high-quality content and services, exchanging knowledge and experience to enhance the efficiency of online learning, and providing online learning opportunities related to future needs.
Moreover, a memorandum of understanding was signed between NELC and the following entities to integrate and share best practices through FutureX: Ministry of Tourism, Saudi Electronic University, and the National Institute for Professional Development. Notably, the National eLearning Center plays a significant role in supporting and enabling institutions to provide reliable and high-quality online learning that aligns with the best standards; to empower the human capability development through online learning.