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Kuwait picks Microsoft Teams for national online education platform

Kuwait picks Microsoft Teams for national online education platform

Online education platform to cover 400,000 educators and students across the country

The Ministry of Education of Kuwait has picked Microsoft Teams and Office 365 to roll out an online learning platform for 400,000 educators and students across the country.

Kuwaiti learners will have access to conversations, content, assignments, and apps in a single platform with Teams.

Identity management, multi-factor authentication, mobile device management, mobile application management, conditional access, information protection with data loss prevention for files and chats, and retention policies assures security and privacy for learners.

“The Kuwaiti government has placed high importance upon prioritizing education continuity through e-learning,” said Alaeddine Karim, country manager, Microsoft Kuwait.

“We are driving forward the country’s core education objectives as we enable educators and students with advanced tools and innovation. This approach features enterprise-level security and compliance that offers a secure method of remotely delivering comprehensive curriculums,” he added.

Read: How University of Wollongong in Dubai is looking to alter the higher education landscape

Online learning has emerged as a lifeline for millions of students worldwide after Covid-19 shut down educational institutions worldwide. Although built for the corporate, Microsoft has added education-specific features to Teams. These include a ‘Together Mode’ which represents square video tiles of typical meeting rooms to a feed with all the attendees sitting in a virtual auditorium setting. ‘Dynamic View’ on the other hand can be used to optimise what’s important.

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