Preparations are in full swing at Zayed University’s (ZU) campuses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai to implement a hybrid education model through the autumn 2020 semester. The ‘hybrid’ (or ‘blended’) education model aims to enable teaching and learning to continue both online and partially on campus, amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
ZU is offering online classes to students and a limited number of classes face-to-face across its campuses. The move reflects the University’s commitment to supporting the continuity of education for students and its dedication to leveraging its robust technology infrastructure capabilities to ensure continuity of academic and educational services and readiness in reopening its campuses for the autumn semester. The move comes directly in response to the recent announcement made by the Ministry of Education to prioritise remote lectures, and to limit campus attendance to staff and students using laboratories, studios, and research facilities.