Universities trying to make a sudden shift to online learning face many challenges, including holding student attention, measuring student progress, and designing online interfaces that will work on smartphones.
Online education is distrusted by governments and the general public in the Arab region. Some educators see its use during the coronavirus epidemic as an opportunity to change that.
Universities in the West Bank have been closed for 30 days, forcing them to make a sudden switch to online learning. Students and some professors are concerned.
The Arabic language is seriously underrepresented online. Computer science researchers in Qatar are developing tools to change that,
At a virtual exhibition, museum-goers can experience four of the most famous historical sites in the Middle East.
The technology uses smart, robotic machines that could help countries continue building houses—or even refugee settlements—in times of emergency or during a labor shortage.
“They’re not as different as we thought,” says one University of Mosul student after participating in a program that brings American and Iraqi students together in video dialogues.
Computer engineers in the U.A.E. and Jordan are working together on technology to help Internet users better identify fake news.
Researchers working in Arab countries detail the challenges they face, and ways of overcoming them.
Three new institutions opened this year and more are planned later in an effort to improve vocational training in advanced technologies.