Organizations that assist entrepreneurs in the Arab region and seek to improve young people’s job prospects face new challenges from the Covid-19 lockdowns.
While not diminishing the many difficulties in the crash transition to distance learning, many Arab educators also see an upside.
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.
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 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.
Humanitarian groups warn of the potential for increased drop-out rates among adolescent girls, putting them at greater risk of sexual exploitation and early marriage.
The Gaza Strip’s economic crisis, worsened by political infighting and unpaid salaries, leaves many students unable to pay tuition. The Coronavirus pandemic will only make the situation worse.