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Coronavirus

As the novel coronavirus sweeps through the Arab region, Al-Fanar Media is monitoring how it is affecting those facets of the Arab world that we focus on: higher education, research, and arts and culture. The Covid-19 pandemic has blocked students’ education, shuttered the art world, and revealed how badly the Arab region needs its own public health and research infrastructure.

With the lockdowns being enforced around the region and many individuals in quarantine, the public face-to-face gatherings that once fueled education and the arts have gone dark.

Arts & Culture Coronavirus Internet Literature & Translation Publishing

‘Healing the Distance’: Successful Online Literary Events

M. Lynx Qualey | 29 May 2020

Arab writers and scholars whose events literary events had to move online learned some quick lessons in what makes virtual gatherings succeed.

Accreditation Coronavirus Quality Technology & Online Learning

The Acceleration of Online Education: What Can We Learn from the Crisis and Beyond?

May Wazzan | 27 May 2020

The Covid-19 crisis forced a well-intended but rushed approach to online education. The emergency use of this modality exposes challenges and learning for adopting it more holistically going forward.

Coronavirus Technology & Online Learning Testing

Next Steps for New Online Courses: Measure Learning, Prevent Cheating

Burton Bollag | 26 May 2020

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.

Coronavirus Literature & Translation Publishing

A Quarantine Reading List: Escapist Nonfiction from the Arab World

M. Lynx Qualey | 22 May 2020

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.

Coronavirus Curriculum Students Technology & Online Learning

Arab Universities Struggle With Final Exams and Reopening Decisions

Burton Bollag | 21 May 2020

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.

Arts & Culture Coronavirus Publishing

Arab Publishers Take a Hit From the Covid-19 Crisis

M. Lynx Qualey | 15 May 2020

Publishing houses across the Arab region are looking for strategies to survive the effects of canceled book fairs and bookstore closings.

Coronavirus Data & Surveys Students Teaching Technology & Online Learning

Where Does Higher Education Go from Here?

Senthil Nathan | 11 May 2020

University leaders in the Middle East share their perspectives on how higher education will adapt in a post-Covid-19 world.

Coronavirus Health & Medicine Research

Jordanian Researchers Create a Cheaper, Faster Coronavirus Test

Benjamin Plackett | 06 May 2020

Researchers in Jordan have developed a new way to extract genetic material from a virus to speed up coronavirus tests.

Coronavirus Finances Research Students

Tunisia’s Covid-19 Research Effort Brings Together Many Sectors

Khaoula Sliti | 04 May 2020

Engineering and medical schools are collaborating to design ventilators, and government projects are attracting hundreds of researchers. Industry and investors are helping, too.

Coronavirus Gender Inequality Students Technology & Online Learning

The Shift to Online Education in the Arab World Is Intensifying Inequality

Rasha Faek, Tarek Abd El-Galil | 30 Apr 2020

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.




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