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Wednesday, April 25 • 16:30 - 16:55
Reimagining Education in the Arab World

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Launched in 2014 by the Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development, Edraak provides free, high-quality online and blended education to Arabic speakers across the region. It is the first Arabic instance of the OpenEdX platform developed by Harvard and MIT.

Edraak currently reaches over a million and a half registered Arabic-speaking learners from across the region, including disadvantaged youth in Gaza, Syria, and Iraq. Through various collaborations with education partners and subject matter experts, Edraak continues to enrich educational Arabic digital content and OERs. Edraak leverages its technology to scale dissemination of this content as part of its efforts to revolutionize delivery and access to education across the MENA region in order to enable Arab society to fulfill its potential.

Edraak is interested in being part of the Open Education Global 2018 Conference and presenting successful models and lessons learned in three main tracks. Innovation through opening traditional practices: localizing MOOCs to the Arab world. Open educational practices/open pedagogy: collaborating with Google.org to create an online learning platform for Arabic OERs targeting K-12 students and their educators across the MENA region. Lastly, connecting open education to formal education: bridging the gap between higher education institutions in Jordan and allowing them to create, adapt and license accredited online courses for their learners.

Edraak will leverage its expertise over the past three years in disrupting education in the Arab world to present actionable insights with conference audience. The objectives of Edraak’s participation are showcasing successful models for creating and licensing open educational content, highlighting best practices for localization and contextualization of high quality content created by the world’s leading educational institutions and finally inspiring conversations around the accreditation and standardization of OERs in the MENA region.

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Shahed Atieh

Course Manager, Edraak
Topics of Interest: Learning, EdTech, Cross-Cultural Learning, Content Localization, Instructional Design, OERs, Learning Communities, Social Learning, Gamification, Online Learning Behaviors, Pedagogies, and FOOD :)I am continuing to progress my passion for education and learning... Read More →

Shireen Yacoub

Edraak.org/Queen Rania Foundation

Wednesday April 25, 2018 16:30 - 16:55 CEST
Classroom 12