Jeffrey R. Young
Online course providers like Coursera and edX have seen a spike in demand for their courses from institutions in the Middle East and North Africa since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
An online course can be viewed as a learning experiment, with instructors collecting data on student use and making adjustments over time.
A journalist who is a veteran in covering technology and education offers some research-based advice for those in the early stages of experimenting with online courses.
Training students to navigate the online world appears to be getting more complicated. And today’s students need help, the writer believes.
In Lebanon, a diploma program improves teaching in the classrooms for refugee children and opens employment possibilities for Syrian university graduates.
A U.S.-based journalist spends three days running a multimedia workshop with students who have fled the Syrian conflict.