Massive open online courses by and for Arabs are beginning to be a reality but raise many questions.
Arab academics say “massively open online courses” will need to be shaped to benefit the region’s students.
Students who participate in extended guided discussions over the Internet with peers from other countries find they become more empathetic.
Technology companies are connecting with Arab higher education through scholarships, competitions and training. Sleek marketing or genuine corporate social responsibility?
Massive open online courses could wind up only serving those who are already privileged, says one academic who studies pedagogy.
The Library of Alexandria’s director says rapid changes in the structure of knowledge should also drive how educational institutions operate.
Arab Open University blends online learning and classroom time to reach students who might not attend university otherwise.
A course at the American University of Beirut focuses on ways to use platforms like Facebook and Twitter to create a competitive advantage.