Universities in the Arab region first looked to technology for ways of preventing cheating on exams. But in response to student complaints, some are rethinking how to asses learning.
Readers who need a break from news of Covid-19 and chronicles of disease may find welcome relief in these books from the Middle East and North Africa.
The Covid-19 pandemic forced Arab universities to hastily shift classes online–or in some cases shut down completely. Now they need to assess learning and decide how to safely re-open.
Publishing houses across the Arab region are looking for strategies to survive the effects of canceled book fairs and bookstore closings.
To successfully navigate the shift to online learning that the Covid-19 crisis has forced on them, educators need more than digital tools. They also need digital literacies that look beyond learning outcomes.
The attempted shift to online learning during the novel coronavirus pandemic is increasing inequality in access to education. In some countries, professors and students are suggesting online education be halted altogether.
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.
The coronavirus pandemic has shut down exhibitions and concerts or forced them to move online. Some artists welcome the changes for their democratizing effect, but others wonder how they’ll pay the rent.