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‘Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Forum’ Participates in the 1st University Academic Media Forum

‘Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Forum’ Participates in the 1st University Academic Media Forum

AMMAN-
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Forum (TAG-KF), a member of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh
Global (TAG.Global), has participated in the First University Academic Media
Forum; organized at the University of Jordan (UJ) under the title: ‘Issues
Facing Youth and Problematics of Modern Education’.

During
the event, held under the patronage of UJ President Prof. Nathir Obeidat, in
the presence of a host of professors, experts, specialists and faculty members.
Dr. Obeidat said that the media reflects the bright image of a country and that
the university media is an integral part of it. He stressed that media at
universities should also reflect and highlight their achievements, their scientific
and research development, the successes of their students and their issues of
concern. 

Participants
discussed a number of topics during the sessions including Challenges of
Academic Media, Issues facing Students and Youth in Media, New Media and Youth
Work, and Reality and Challenges of Digital Education and Media.

Representative
of TAG.Global, Mr. Fadi Daoud, executive director of TAG-KF and TAG.Global
Education and Youth consultant, said that science and information are now
accessible to all through the internet, which necessitates providing the youth
with the digital skills that help them search, analyze and find out accurate
information as a result of the tremendous information explosion in the digital
age.

Mr.
Daoud noted that using digital tools in this technological age is considered an
enabler to the educational process that is irreplaceable. Accordingly, he
believes that digital learning should not be regarded as an alternative to
face-to-face education, but rather as an enabler and a supporter.

“The role of
teachers or faculty members has been developed to facilitate the access of
students to information. The significance of this role is in teaching skills
and mechanisms of getting information using technology,” Mr. Daoud said.

It
is worth mentioning that Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Forum (TAG-KF) was
established as a non-profit charitable organization funded by Talal
Abu-Ghazaleh Foundation (TAG-Foundation), the CSR arm of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh
Global. It seeks to propose programs, legislation and procedures to
decision-makers on all economic policies that ensure Jordan's transformation
into a knowledge-based society.

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