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.
New courses are being developed for health care professionals and the public to share knowledge of the novel coronavirus, treat the disease it causes and the mental health issues it creates.
Strict restrictions on movement in the kingdom have kept the virus at bay, but refugees and poor Jordanians have difficulty meeting basic needs and accessing online education.
A lecturer at the American University in Cairo shares his experience of having to abruptly move his class online.
An advocate for online education is concerned that the sudden shift to remote instruction will affect its quality.
As Lebanon launches what amounts to a national experiment in converting both school and university education to online learning, an advocate of online learning tries to assess progress.
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.