An Oasis of Blended Learning in Dubai

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GUEST COLUMN | by Richard Lakin

Recently, I visited the Dubai Women’s College High School (DWCHS), in the United Arab Emirates, to produce a content management system that will become an “eYearbook” for the students. The high school is on the grounds of the Dubai Women’s College/Higher Colleges of Technology; a strikingly-designed modern learning institution with a campus that is spread throughout lush groves of fig and palm trees in the hot and humid Arabian Gulf climate. The women college students, all wearing black abayas, sit in the shaded alcoves and tap on their iPads and MacBook Pros. It is an idyllic learning environment; a robust education technology infrastructure set in a quiet and shaded garden, surrounded by stylish, minimalist architecture.

It is an idyllic learning environment; a robust education technology infrastructure set in a quiet and shaded garden, surrounded by stylish, minimalist architecture.

I was visiting the on-campus high…

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My dog pal in Honduras

While working on our social media project in Honduras, I was befriended by this little pug dog. I would occasionally do some of my video editing and social  media work from the pool area, where this dog (that belongs to the hotel owners) spent its day. One day, it got so excited that it wrapped its chain around my legs (see video).

Hope you will follow the progress of this social media project: http://oyehonduras.wordpress.com/