ALECSO Initiative for E-learning in Covid-19 Crisis Period
- Amid the current global emergency situation resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak, which caused school closures in at least 30 countries, impacting no less than 290 million children and youth around the world (according to a UNESCO report),
- As the Arab World has not been immune to the adverse effects of the COVID-19 global crisis, with education being totally or partially disrupted in a number of countries, such as Saudi Arabia, UAE, Lebanon, Kuwait, and Bahrain,
- Drawing on ALECSO’s pioneering experience in the Arab World in terms of e-learning, especially through the Arab OER Hub and the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), and
- Keen on developing Arab educational systems and ensuring the continuity of learning in countries going through emergency crises,
An e-learning initiative in response to COVID-19 educational disruption will be launched based on the latest electronic educational content software, and in cooperation with Arab partner educational platforms. The initiative involves placing all curricula and teaching materials on these platforms, and raising awareness of their importance and efficiency through social media networks (Twitter, Facebook). There will also be an integrated scientific training program for teachers to familiarize them with modern learning/e-learning methods, and enable them to produce and disseminate courses and acquire synchronous online teaching skills.