Arab Universities and MOOCs: Cautious Cooperation

Sabah Hamamou / 07 Mar 2017 / News

While Arab youth are eager to use the Arab massive open online courses’ platforms, Arab academic institutions seem reluctant to cooperate with such organizations

A Workshop Explores How Digital Education Can Help Refugees

Jamie Martines / 04 Oct 2016 / News

Scholarships at brick-and-mortar institutions are only part of the solution. At a workshop, participants discussed applying online education to help refugees.

African Educators Consider Potential of Online Learning

Mai Shams El-Din / 01 Jun 2016 / News

eLearning conference presentations highlight innovative uses of online courses and digital technology in teaching and learning.

MIT Meeting Asks: Can Digital Learning Include the Developing World?

Vijee Venkatraman / 29 May 2016 / News

Experts at a meeting of the Learning International Networks Consortium discussed ways of expanding digital learning’s reach in the developing world.

Arab Researchers Dive into “Big Data”

Benjamin Plackett / 03 May 2016 / News

Data science research is booming in the region, bringing both business solutions and a much-needed source of employment.

One Global University Model: A Network of Equals

Benjamin Plackett / 17 Apr 2016 / News

New York Institute of Technology was the first licensed American university in Abu Dhabi, and it’s been a pioneer in many other ways.

Scholarship Programs Gear Up to Help Syrian Youth

Ursula Lindsey / 07 Mar 2016 / News

After many years of delay, new scholarship programs are beginning to help Syrian students, participants in an Istanbul workshop learned.

Arab Universities Are Vulnerable to Cyberattacks, Experts Say

Wagdy Sawahel / 14 Dec 2015 / News

A new report and interviews with experts indicate Arab universities need to step up their protection against Internet invasions.

Tahrir Academy’s Shutdown Casts a Shadow Over Educational NGOs

Mai Shams El-Din, Tarek Abd El-Galil / 25 Aug 2015 / News

A popular online learning website has been squeezed out of business by government laws, leaving other nonprofit educational organizations to wonder about their fate.

Academic Freedom Under Pressure, Report Finds

Benjamin Plackett / 23 Jun 2015 / News

A new study by NYU’s Scholars At Risk organization shows the pervasive global pressure on academic freedom.