Educational Technology

October 26, 2015

Edraak: Expanding access to education for Arab youth online

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:29 am

by Nina Awad, StepFeed

Adamant to change to future of Arab youth, Edraak, a non-profit Massive Open Online Course platform, was launched by the Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development in mid-2014. Edraak offers free online courses in Arabic, including courses from prestigious international universities such as Harvardx and MITx. Edraak’s mission is to revolutionize delivery and access to education across the region to enable Arab society to reach its full potential. According to Edraak, progress in the region is hindered by the growing void in critical thinking and lack of problem-solving skills. It aims to address these voids by providing relevant and customized learning content across the region. Additionally, the platform showcases prominent Arab professors and role models by “broadcasting online courses” developed by these experts in a variety of fields such as STEM and entrepreneurship.

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