QS Grants Abu Dhabi University 5 Stars for Online Learning

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 09 March 2022
QS Grants Abu Dhabi University 5 Stars for Online Learning

Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has been recognised for its excellence in online learning, earning the highest rating of 5 stars by the prestigious Quacquarelli Symonds - QS Stars Rating for 2021.

The ADU has achieved an outstanding overall score of 95 percent in the Online Learning category. It earned a full score in student-faculty engagement, student interaction, student services and technology, online outsourcing and commitment to online learning.

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ADU has rolled out several initiatives to enhance online learning and elevate the student experience under new circumstances.

The university integrated modern technologies into its curricula, including virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and 3D technology to allow engineering students to continue their practical work remotely. Additionally, it launched 360-degree imaging videos sent to students ahead of classes to provide them with a visual representation of the laboratories, supporting them during virtual sessions and ensuring they receive a holistic educational journey. 

The technology that encompasses the ADU online lecture delivery includes Microsoft Teams and Workspace, Learning Management System (LMS), Virtual Desktop Interface (VDI), Blackboard Learn Cloud, Single Sign On (SSO) and Two-Factor Authentication (2FA).

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