While not diminishing the many difficulties in the crash transition to distance learning, many Arab educators also see an upside.
The platform MARJ3 helps students in Arabic countries find scholarships and educational programs. Since the Covid-19 crisis began, it has focused on opportunities online.
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.
As Covid-19 forces classes to go online, educators need to be more aware of the blind spots surrounding cultural norms that limit some Arab women’s ability to participate.
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.
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.
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.
University leaders in the Middle East share their perspectives on how higher education will adapt in a post-Covid-19 world.
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.