Sunday, October 25, 2020
The Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) has released the third edition of its e-learning platform “MyClass 3.0“, developed internally by the Institute’s IT and Operations Department, in order to ensure the continuity of the learning process according to the highest levels of performance and security standards, and to ensure the safety of students and trainees.
This comes in line with the national efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus, under the leadership of His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
On this occasion, the BIBF Director, Dr. Ahmed AlShaikh stated: “At the BIBF, we pay special attention to digital enablement, and we’re pleased to present a qualitative leap in our education system to stay in line with the current stage requirements, by building on the progress achieved in the field of e-learning, as the launch of the third edition of the MyClass platform reflects the success of our plans to provide a distinct and unique experience for our students through the platform.
Dr. Al Shaikh praised the efforts of the IT and Operations Department to develop this e-learning platform, and the faculty members and the various technical support departments in ensuring sustainability of education.
“We are determined to continue expanding the digital transformation at the BIBF, and apply it with the highest degree of efficiency, thereby contributing to the Kingdom’s future prosperity.” Dr. Ahmed Al Shaikh concluded.
On his part, the BIBF Senior Manager of IT and Operations Department, Mr. Shaker AlOwainati, explained that cloud computing technology was used to publish the third edition of MyClass e-learning platform as part of Amazon Web Services (AWS).
He added, “Many important and necessary improvements to the platform have been developed, chiefly the responsiveness and security enhancements to ensure a secure navigation of the platform. Also, many important improvements are implemented to the user interface, to enable ease of use for students. The platform has also been provided with many analytical reports of students’ usage and interaction, which particularly serves the administrative and faculty members in understanding students’ trends and behaviour in using the platform.
Mr. Shaker also mentioned that the mobile and tablets application for the e-learning platform “MyClass 3.0” has been launched, where students can download “BIBF MyClass” application on their mobile phones or tablets, which is now available on both iOS and Android, and follow the lectures and courses through mobile phone or smart tablet anytime, anywhere. Moreover, several major improvements to the e-Library have been implemented with Microsoft 365 integration for a synchronised experience.
He concluded by saying that the BIBF is equipped with the necessary infrastructure for e-learning and virtual classes, and these recent updates are a reflection of the Institute’s successful plans in responding to the challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic and transforming these challenges into opportunities towards further digital transformation, praising the unlimited support of the BIBF Board of Directors and Director, and their continuous guidance to achieve this qualitative shift and accelerate the Institute’s plans for digital transformation.