Academics and experts expected the emergence of more advanced features of the educational process systems in the Emirates during the coming years, which will witness great dominance of digital technology. The most prominent of which is the disappearance of the school in its traditional form to be more like (a school without walls), the adoption of virtual education, and the adoption of a fun education method.

They stressed that education will witness this change in less than five years, and then this major development requires readiness in the digital infrastructure, stressing that the UAE, with its smart infrastructure and a proactive vision to develop the education system, will be among the first countries to interact with this. Development

And in detail; The Director of the University of Dubai, Dr. Issa Al Bastaki, said that education is an essential foundation in developed countries, and it is considered a firm foundation and no development without it, indicating that education in civilized human history is the backbone of advanced civilizations, and a reason for the continuity of these civilizations.

He added: “With the passage of time, successive developments occurred in education, between a period of slowdown and a period of acceleration, but with the advent of the twenty-first century, the technology revolution began to develop and multiply and make unprecedented time leaps, until time became unable to keep pace with these technical changes, and here it comes The role of education in the application of advanced technologies to develop the educational process according to the requirements of the times »

Al-Bastaki added that the UAE has begun to apply smart learning, by a decision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in 2012, to implement the smart learning program in state schools with a budget estimated at one billion dirhams from the Fund. Communication and information technology support, and when the world was swept by the Corona virus (Covid-19), the country's leadership took it upon itself to continue the educational process, as His Highness said: "Schools and universities will be closed, but education will continue," as the country was ready to implement distance learning.

On the future of education during the next fifty years, Al Bastaki said: “The future of education requires harnessing, adapting and employing technological innovations to improve the foundations of learning, and spread the culture of smart education and lifelong learning. Being the strongest guarantee for the continuation of the educational process in light of the emergency conditions and the rapid changes that the world is witnessing

He believed that "hybrid education", which combines "live education" in classrooms and "e-learning", which focuses on technology, is the model that will lay the foundation for the sustainability of learning in natural and emergency conditions according to a fully intelligent framework that meets the needs of learners at any time and place through Take advantage of the technology and information technology revolution


He explained that one of the most important tools for developing education in the next stage is; Artificial intelligence technologies, virtual reality, augmented reality and the Internet of things, which will develop the educational process, indicating that education in the future is heading towards an educational boom that is unimaginable at the present time.

Al-Bastaki indicated that, based on technological developments, learning in the future will be from anywhere, at any time, from any device, and from any teacher or university professor. Therefore, we will not need buildings, because learning will be available within 24 hours, pointing out that the teacher, curriculum, education regulations, and learning time will be flexible in the coming years, which will lead to a reduction in the time period for graduation from four years to one year or less, and the number of years will also be reduced. School education lasts for nine years, and then the student will graduate when he obtains a bachelor’s degree in record time, starting from primary school to a bachelor’s degree in a period of up to 10 years.

He stated that advanced technology will play a major role in the educational boom. Including the application of artificial intelligence, the Internet of things, blockchain, electronic security, metaverse, computer cloud, 3D printing and big data

Dr. Salem Al-Salem, a performance expert for the Cabinet Leadership Program, said: “It is noticeable that the difference between every two industrial revolutions, from the first to the fourth, is a period of time of up to 100 years. However, after the fourth industrial revolution, there is a digital acceleration in a period not exceeding five years. The development witnessed by the world has accelerated 40 times over the past years, which confirms that schools will disappear, and there will be schools without walls, and this will happen in less than 10 years.

He pointed out that the next stage in education will witness the disappearance of the method of indoctrination and books, explaining that children need to enter the third generation of education, which is “education with fun or pleasure”, as all the means and programs surrounding schools after the end of the official working hours will depend on games and technology, stressing that in the event “Our schools have remained traditional, our children will be kidnapped.”

For her part, Mary Saad, Director of Arabic Language and Islamic Studies Program Development at GEMS Education Group, said: “It is necessary to reimagine the educational process and provide innovative and advanced teaching programs, as well as form flexible school communities.”

For her part, Mary Saad, Director of Arabic Language and Islamic Studies Program Development at GEMS Education Group, said: “It is necessary to reimagine the educational process and provide innovative and advanced teaching programs, as well as form flexible school communities.”


She added: «We believe that lifelong learning in light of a bold and ambitious vision opens horizons for a successful path of work and excellence, and this is what the UAE embodies through its policies, initiatives and investments.