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Doğa Schools with its t-MBA Education Model Attends Europe's Largest Learning Technology Exhibition Bett Show!

LONDON, January 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Doğa Schools attended the world's largest learning technology exhibition BETT Show for the 3rd time where it was honored to receive "The Most Innovative School" prize with its t-MBA Education Model last year. At the exhibition held in the legendary British hall called ExCeL through January 22 - 25, Doğa School students introduced the "t-MBA" model developed by Doğa, taking the MBA curriculum as an example, and "t-MBA Digital", which is the digital version of the model.

Doğa Schools and its students attended the BETT Show, hosting over 600 manufacturers and 30 thousand visitors as well as leader institutions in learning materials and technologies in the legendary British Excel Hall every year. It was Doğa Schools' third time at Europe's largest learning technology exhibition where its t-MBA students explained the benefits they reaped thanks to the integration of technology to education system and introduced t-MBA Digital, which is the digital version of the t-MBA Education Model.

Elected as "The Most Innovative School" with t-MBA, Doğa Schools introduces "t-MBA Digital" at the Bett Show this year!

Doğa Schools attended the exhibition last year as the only k-12 education institution from Turkey and introduced with its students the t-MBA (MBA for Teenagers) which has been adapted from the Management Master's Degree Program to the level of school students. The unique education model was praised at the event and rewarded as "The Most Innovative School" by BETT Show Member of the Board Tansy Clark. This year, as well as the t-MBA education model, Doğa Schools introduced the online and personalized version of the model called "t-MBA Digital" to learning and technology professionals.  

t-MBA: more effective with the "Digital", more technological with the use of tablets!

With their "t-MBA Digital" presentation, Doğa Schools t-MBA students once again highlighted the important role of the technology in learning in London. Thanks to its colors and graphics which help students to easily concentrate on their studies, the t-MBA Digital attracted great attention by visitors of the exhibition. Getting together with Doğa Schools' stand at the exhibition, Rotterdam Lord Ahmed Nazir said, "The presentation prepared by Doğa Schools students proved that they can compete with many professionals in the business World. Today, all education institutions must try to keep up with advancing technology, because technology is a priceless tool for learning."

t-MBA Digital, which was created by Doğa by spending over 1.5 years with leading partners in the online education and gaming industries, stands out with its content and design that are different from all other educational games. t-MBA Digital starts by performing an enneagram personality test to each students. This way, t-MBA Digital provides a personalized program in accordance with the students' personalities and capabilities. The enneagram test makes sure that the gaming program increases students' engagement, interest, motivation, participation, and encourages innovating, sharing, and competing skills.  

Prizes of the Winners of the World Project Contest presented by Rotterdam Lord

On this platform, Doğa Schools also announced the winner of the t-MBA Project World Contest, which was launched for the first time to UK students in September 2012 and is now on its second year. First place of the competition was Kingsong Chen from Canada with his online business idea "InspireSource". Kingsong was rewarded with $5,000 to implement his project. His prize was presented by Rotterdam Lord Ahmed Nazir. At 2nd place were Sara & Fatima from Lebanon who won $3,000 to go towards their environmental and social project "From Waste To Energy". The second place award was presented by CEO of VS, Jorg Blumenstock. And at 3rd place was Yuliya Frolova from Ukraine with her idea to create an Electricity Generating Waterwheel. The 3rd place project award of $2,000 was handed by Jon McDermott, Promethen - Head of Channel Central Asia.

Doğa Schools and Global Youth Network association introduced in the participation of many personalities from politics and the business world...

Realizing innovation from sports to art, business to foreign languages in order to ensure "learning by experiencing" since its foundation introduced Global Youth Network, its new non-profit organization during the meeting held in London Home House and attended by many personalities from politics and the business world. Having 650 members, Global Youth Network is an organization aiming young people between the ages of 14 and 20 to become the future's entrepreneurs and leaders and supporting this cause. A very special night held in partnership with Global Youth Network was attended by many important personalities including the Council Member of the Cities of Hammersmith and Fulham, Frances Stainton; Prince Mohsin Ali Khan; Scottish Royal Bank Director, Heather Melville; Lord Qurban Hussain; Former Mayor of the Cities of Hammersmith and Fulham Belinda Donovan; President of European Commerce Bank Ashraf Nadeem; First Secretary of the United States of America Jonathan R Peccia and CEOs of Microsoft and Royal Bank.

In the opening speech of this special event, CEO of British Institute of Technology and E-commerce, Dr. Muhammad Farmer, said, "As The British Institute of Technology and E-commerce, we are proud of being partners with Doğa Schools. Technology is one of the most important elements of our lives and Doğa Schools here are integrating it to real life and they do it very well. It gives me pleasure to see new learning implementations such as t-MBA Digital. I believe that with such innovative models, we will lead the Digital World. I would like to congratulate Mr. Uğur Gazanker and thank him for inviting me to such a lovely evening."

One of the important figures of the evening, Ralph Tabbarer, former Minister of Education in the UK, said, "Education is the second biggest industry in the world after the health industry. As a Turkish group in this ever-growing industry, Doğa Schools have gained a key position with their increasing number of campuses and innovations in learning." Council Member of the Cities of Hammersmith and Fulham Frances Stainton said, "It is such a great honor for me to be here tonight and to get to know Doğa Schools. It must be very proud for a CEO to manage such a large and successful chain of schools. Today, I met a young student from Doğa Schools and it gave me great pleasure to meet such a successful young person who is very keen on t-MBA courses and indicated that she was dreaming of going to CambridgeUniversity in the future. I sincerely hope that her dream will come true."  

About Doğa Schools:

Providing exclusive education services in Turkey for the last 12 years, Doğa Schools was founded by Mr. Fethi Şimşek in 2002. International investors including IFC, which is the World Bank's investment foundation leaded by Turkey in 2011, European Investment Bank fund EIF, German Development Bank DEG and Dutch Development Bank FMO became shareholders at Doğa Schools. These partnerships made Doğa the first private school in Turkey with international investment status. Doğa Schools reached more than 80 campuses in a very short time thanks to its visionary approach in education, a social responsibility approach and a sense of self confidence that inspire the students.  

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