Al-Fanar Media Reporting Team
Education officials suspended classes at schools and universities for two weeks. They cited coronavirus concerns, but a fuel crisis is also a factor.
The emergency adaptation of online learning during the coronavirus crisis left little time for reflection on best practices. Here is a sampling of resources for instructors who want more guidance.
Funding groups in the Arab world and elsewhere are offering assistance to artists and other creative workers who face difficulties because of the Covid-19 shutdowns.
Al-Fanar Media explores some of the major Arabic and non-Arabic online learning platforms that offer university-level courses at low cost or free.
New courses are being developed for health care professionals and the public to share knowledge of the novel coronavirus, treat the disease it causes and the mental health issues it creates.
A student who entered medical school in Syria in 2011 persevered through six years of conflict.
A well-regarded institution within Damascus University has managed to stay open during Syria’s civil war, but not without changes.
In the wake of the Turkish president’s referendum victory last month, the government is arresting and deporting Arab students.
Major scholarship programs for Syrian refugees are swamped with applications again this fall.
A recent workshop organized by Al-Fanar Media in Istanbul brought together organizations trying to deliver higher education to Syrian refugees.