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The Learning Never Stops—Using myON by Renaissance in SABIS® managed schools in Kurdistan, Iraq

SABIS®, Kurdistan, Iraq

Iraq probably is not one of the first countries to come to mind when talking about online education and learning during the global pandemic. However, in the cities of Erbil, Sulaimani, and Duhok in the Kurdish region of Iraq, four SABIS® Schools are using myON to provide an online digital library for thousands of students that, due to the pandemic, are at home or in other countries. The SABIS® Network of Schools is located in 20 countries on 5 continents. All SABIS® schools implemented full-fledged e-Learning solutions as soon as schools closed due to our already developed online platforms and materials. Most students already use tablets in school to access e-books and other electronic platforms for class content and assessment.

“Little did we know at the time that the global pandemic would force all schools in Kurdistan to close at the end of February.”

CADMUS™ International School – Duhok started using myON in September. Shortly after, The International School of Choueifat—Dream City joined in November as a trial to see the benefits and added value to the students. Little did we know at the time that the global pandemic would force all schools in Kurdistan to close at the end of February for the remainder of the academic year.

The International School of Choueifat—Sulaimani and The International School of Choueifat—Erbil joined in March. With the help of our e-learning platforms and live online classes, we were able to provide the digital library to 2,900+ students in Kurdistan. The myOn program added value to the very well developed SABIS® E-Program that served as one of the best solutions presented in the middle east region to keep students involved in education during the pandemic lockdowns that affected many countries.

“We can maintain motivation by awarding electronic certificates based on the data that we can pull from the rich reporting tools in myON.”

School closures make physical libraries inaccessible, and this could have severely hampered student literacy development. Yet, myON removed that limitation for our students. We can continue reading alongside our online classes and encouraging our students globally. We can maintain motivation by awarding electronic certificates based on the data that we can pull from the rich reporting tools in myON.

The benefits of myON are extensive, and we can provide literacy options to thousands of students without the limitations of physical walls. A significant obstacle of school closures for us was the prohibitive nature of trying to order and ship physical books into the region. But with myON, hundreds or thousands of books are read weekly; we now have thousands of books and quizzes being carried out regularly regardless of holidays, vacations, or physical presence at school. We can now provide rich literacy content that complements the SABIS® curriculum to our students to inspire their imaginations beyond their core academics. myON is a perfect fit for us and fits in nicely with our e-curriculum as well as our in-school setting. Reading can theoretically happen anywhere at any time. But, with myON we can make thousands of library books available to each student, making reading anywhere and anytime a reality.

“With myON we can make thousands of library books available to each student, ensuring reading can happen anywhere, anytime a reality.”

The benefits of myON are extensive, and we can provide literacy options to thousands of students without the limitations of physical walls. A significant obstacle of school closures for us was the prohibitive nature of trying to order and ship physical books into the region. But with myON, dozens or hundreds of books are read weekly; we now have thousands of books and quizzes being carried out regularly regardless of holidays. We can now provide rich content to our students to inspire their imaginations beyond their core academics. myON is a perfect fit for us and fits in nicely with our e-curriculum as well as our in-school setting. Reading can theoretically happen anywhere at any time. But, with myON we can make thousands of library books available to each student, ensuring reading can happen anywhere, anytime a reality.

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