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Charting a Path Forward: A Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration to Promote Blended Learning in the Arab World

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Glenda Stump

Education Research Scientist
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Brandon Muramatsu

Associate Director, Special Projects
MIT Open Learning

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Samar Farah

Director of Research and Innovation
Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education

Vijay Kumar Ed. D

J-WEL Executive Director, Associate Dean for Open Education
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Since May 2016, the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have charted a novel path for educational collaborations among higher education institutions and philanthropies. We joined efforts to increase educational access to underserved Arab youth and to accelerate the adoption of online and blended learning at Arab universities. The aim of our collaboration was to improve the availability, quality, and breadth of online and blended (a combination of face-to-face and online) education programs in the region.

In this white paper, we present some of the key findings from a three-year project designed to promote blended learning in the Arab world at two leading regional universities, the American University of Beirut (AUB) and the American University in Cairo (AUC). The project introduced contemporary digital learning activities within redesigned courses in a process that is intended to be a model for others. Our experiences could provide valuable insights for other universities and governments interested in pursuing online and blended learning as a pathway for increasing access to quality education.

This paper is also available in Arabic.
 

Topics: Blended Learning

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