Arab writers and scholars whose events literary events had to move online learned some quick lessons in what makes virtual gatherings succeed.
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.
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.
University leaders in the Middle East share their perspectives on how higher education will adapt in a post-Covid-19 world.
Researchers in Jordan have developed a new way to extract genetic material from a virus to speed up coronavirus tests.
Engineering and medical schools are collaborating to design ventilators, and government projects are attracting hundreds of researchers. Industry and investors are helping, too.
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.