Wednesday September 15 marked National Online Learning Day in the United States and the occasion was recognized around the world. While the Covid 19 pandemic and school closures have kept e-learning in the spotlight for the past 18 months, awareness and demand for e-learning has been on the rise for almost two decades.
Ron Packard, Founder and CEO of US-based Pansophic Learning, led the charge of education reform in 2000. Pansophic Learning is a global school management organization serving more than 35,000 students in five countries. Among the dozens of schools managed and powered by Pansophic Learning is Dubai-based iCademy Middle East, the first internationally accredited online school in the GCC region. Prior to his current role, Packard founded K12 Academy, one of the first, and still one of the largest, online training providers in the United States.
In his groundbreaking 2013 book Education Transformation, Packard explains how education has remained fundamentally unchanged over the past 100 years. “
“Now more than ever, parents expect a personalized learning experience,” says Cody Claver, Managing Director of iCademy Middle East. Claver continued, “Over the years, the reasons students choose iCademy Middle East have multiplied with the number of annual student registrations.
Lucy Dawson, enrollment coordinator for iCademy Middle East, added: “Families who contact me are motivated for many reasons, but the top three are the flexibility offered by access to 24/7 learning. 7, the ongoing concerns about the pandemic and other medical issues, and the success they have had in trying e-learning.
Although iCademy Middle East is known as an online school, it does not see itself as a technology company. iCademy Middle East is a highly advanced learning system delivered by highly qualified and talented educators who are experts in online pedagogy. School principal Diane Claver and most of her academic leadership team have been providing online training for iCademy Middle East for nearly a decade. For more information about online learning or iCademy Middle East, contact the school on 04 440 1212 or visit www.icademymiddleeast.com