Distance education will contribute to developing digital economy, say experts

RIYADH: Distance learning will push Saudi Arabia forward on the path to digital transformation, experts say.

It is one of the innovative learning methods being used in Saudi Arabia to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, but education officials also believe that distance learning can improve the level of education, reduce spending on education and increase users’ satisfaction.

Experts told Arab News that they are hopeful that distance education will contribute to developing the digital economy, provide equal opportunities for everyone, make education available indefinitely, provide learning opportunities for employees, improve the financial efficiency of the education sector, ensure that graduates meet the demands of the labor market, and create modern and innovative trends in the education sector.

Prof. Saad Haj Bakry, the author of “Knowledge Society Ecosystem,” said: “We live in the physical space that is the whole world around us. However, many of our activities in

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