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Sharjah, UAE, October 2013
Ankabut – the UAE National Research and Education Network (NREN) – is launching the Desire2Learn Virtual Learning Environment on its network for member institutions. A first in the Middle East, the service will enable Ankabut members to access the virtual learning environment at 10GB speed, with a login speed of 1GB.

This leading initiative was announced by Dr. Fahim Al Nuaimi – Ankabut‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎s Chief Executive Officer – at the 9th Users’ Meeting, held at the American University of Sharjah on October 2–3, 2013. His Highness Sheikh Dr./Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and President of the American University of Sharjah, is patron.

In collaboration with Naseej, the sole and exclusive agent for Desire2Learn in the Middle East and North Africa, Ankabut will offer the Desire2Learn Virtual Learning Environment on Ankabut Cloud. Universities will have access to the environment through Ankabut Network, in addition to the professional training services and technical support offered by Naseej to Ankabut members.

Also at the 9th Users‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎ Meeting on October 2–3, Dubai Healthcare City announced its decision to join Ankabut Network‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎s Virtual Learning Environment. It is the first academic institution to join the network, which will enable it to provide students with cutting-edge virtual learning solutions.

About Naseej
Naseej (Arabian Advanced Systems) is the leading knowledge solutions provider in the Arab world. Naseej has been serving the region‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎s top academic and research institutions, cultural centers and government organizations since 1989, delivering world-class solutions and services that enable our partners to manage and share knowledge and information.
Today, Naseej employs over 350 highly skilled professionals throughout the region who collaborate and work together in the fields of Knowledge Management, Information Technology and Business Development to deliver cutting-edge solutions and services to our partners.
Our experience and expertise gained from over two decades of operations have resulted in technical proficiency and operational excellence. These attributes, combined with a deep understanding of the needs, functional realities and challenges of organizations operating in the region, enable Naseej to operate as a truly committed partner with the requisite attributes to ensure successful solutions.
About Desire2Learn
Desire2Learn – founded in 1999 – is the leading provider of innovative e-learning solutions for academic institutions and research organizations worldwide. Desire2Learn is focused on research, innovation, development, client support and leading solutions in the global market.
Desire2Learn employs a group of innovators and specialists in education, as well as professional engineers, with one ultimate goal: to inspire and unleash the potential of learners all over the world, through solid partnerships with future-oriented customers, and through providing world-class learning solutions. Desire2Learn offers its services to over 900 clients worldwide.

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