Anthology hosts EdTech conference in Riyadh

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia:– Anthology, a leading provider of education solutions that support the entire learner lifecycle, is hosting their annual conference for clients in the Middle East for the first time in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.More than 150 instiutional leaders, industy experts and instructors from 56 institutions across the Middle East are expected to attend the the two day conference on 13 – 14 November. The event is hosted by senior executives of Anthology, including Chief Executive Officer Bruce Dahlgren; President of Global Markets Joe Belanardo; and Senior Vice President of EMEA, Oleg Figlin.Anthology Together Middle East will feature keynotes by Anthology leaders and panel discussions on the most important issues facing higher education today, including the ethical and responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI).Executives from Anthology will be joined on stage by leaders in their fields from universities across the Middle East.“Saudi Arabia is home to some of the world's leading higher education institutions,” said Anthology Chief Executive Officer Bruce Dahlgren. "We believe that these institutions, with their commitment to academic excellence, are at the forefront of shaping the future. Our choice to host this conference in Riyadh reflects our commitment to our clients in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and across the Middle East, and our dedication to building solutions in direct partnership with our clients and the learners they serve.”Product and Report Launches at EventAnthology will launch their latest AI-facilitated feature, Authentic Assessments, at the event. Set for release in December, the feature in Blackboard Learn Ultra utilizes learning objectives and course material to develop prompts aligned to Bloom’s Taxonomy that promote critical thinking like analysing, creating, and evaluating. The feature addresses the evolving challenges of academic integrity in the era of artificial intelligence.News at the event also includes the results of a global survey conducted by Anthology on the use and perceptions of AI in higher education. More than 5,000 higher education leaders and current students from countries around the world, including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United States, Brazil, Singapore, and the United Kingdom, participated in the survey.Key findings of the report highlight the positive approval of AI in Saudi Universities:49% of students in Saudi Arabia feel that artificial intelligence (AI) will revolutionise education.Students in Saudi Arabia are among the most frequent users of generative AI tools like ChatGPT, with 32% saying they use the tools weekly. Students in Saudi Arabia reported the highest likelihood that their use of generative AI tools will increase significantly in the next six months.  Download report: AI in Higher Ed: Hype, Harm, or Help, Spotlight on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.  Anthology Together will conclude with an awards ceremony, recognizing excellence in education. The following institutions will be honoured on Tuesday, 14 November:Saudi Electronic University: Excellence in Inclusion and DiversityKing Faisal University: Excellence in InnovationAl-Qassim University: Excellence in InnovationKing Khalid University: Excellence in Community EngagementAl-Baha University: Excellence in Community Engagement "Rafed"Tabuk University: Excellence in Training and DevelopmentNajran University: Excellence in Training and DevelopmentHa'il University: Excellence in Advancement and TransitionShaqra University: Excellence in Advancement and TransitionBoard Middle East: 2023 Strategic Channel Partner

NKN Media sets the stage for a trio of spectacular events & landmark expansion

Dubai: NKN Media, a prominent 360-degree communications company, is all set to captivate the UAE's media landscape with various impactful events and strategic expansions. These initiatives reaffirm NKN Media's commitment to delivering exceptional media experiences that resonate with diverse audiences.NKN Media, in partnership with India Today, proudly presents the Icons of the UAE Awards. This distinguished award ceremony, slated for September 27th at the prestigious Taj Exotica, The Palm, Dubai, celebrates the achievements of 14 exceptional entrepreneurs in the UAE. Backed by India Today's Aaj Tak channel, this event promises to inspire through compelling 30-minute episodes.Abdul Majid Khan, CEO & Managing Director of NKN Media, highlighted the agency's ambitious expansion and establishment of new offices. "Our growth journey continues with the establishment of our new office in Media City Dubai, a testament to our dedication to serving our clients on a global scale. As we extend our footprint to Singapore and gear up to set up operations in New Jersey, we are poised to bring NKN Media's unique blend of media services to diverse corners of the world. This strategic expansion aligns with our vision of creating impactful media experiences that transcend boundaries and resonate with audiences worldwide.”Continuing its commitment to honoring excellence, NKN Media is launching the Best CEO in Real Estate Awards. This event recognizes visionary real estate tycoons who have reshaped the UAE's real estate landscape and their exceptional contributions. This will be celebrated in a grand gathering that underscores their remarkable achievements.In an audacious leap forward, NKN Media introduces a pioneering concept to the UAE: the region's first startup funding reality show. Scheduled to air in December, this innovative platform holds the potential to set the entrepreneurial ecosystem ablaze. Aspiring startups will have the unprecedented opportunity to showcase their ingenuity, passion, and ideas to a wide audience, potentially securing the investments that can drive their dreams to fruition.As NKN Media extends its footprint into dynamic markets like Singapore and New Jersey, the company's unwavering dedication to delivering exceptional media solutions stands resolute. These strategic expansions exemplify NKN Media's commitment to not only staying at the cutting edge of innovation but also nurturing a vibrant and thriving media landscape in every market they touch.