The use of technology is an important part of the curriculum and every day life for students and teachers at Qatar Academy. It can look very different from one class to the next, but how it is used to compliment student education and teacher instruction creates the foundation of technology at QA. The E-Learning vision serves to support the mission and vision of Qatar Academy and provides students with an opportunity to become critical and independent thinkers as they develop problem solving and organizational skills.
The school has developed a 21st-century learning program that is embedded into the curriculum and has been designed to complement essential elements of the International Baccalaureate Programme. To that end, the school has also established a one-to-one laptop program with Windows Netbooks and Macbooks from Grade 2 to 10. The students from Grades 6 through 10 are required to use Macbook laptops to assist their learning and facilitate work and file sharing. The students in Grades 2-5 use individually assigned classroom laptops to collaborate, research and present work on their e-portfolios as they reflect on their learning journeys.
School-wide technology is supported by a wireless network that allows students to access files, emails and classroom work at any time. Qatar Academy’s IT and E-Learning department oversees ten state-of-the-art computer labs, mobile learning equipment, audio and video recording equipment and an online learning management system, making QA one of the most technologically advanced schools in the region.