QRF is determined to ensure that the Arab world is at the forefront of educational innovation.
As such, QRF will capitalize on regional Arab talent and leverage technology developed by the Harvard-MIT consortium, ed X, to create an Arab MOOC platform.
The platform will also give Arab learners access in Arabic to courses taught at top tier universities like Harvard, MIT, and UC Berkeley.
All courses are delivered at no cost to the learner.
Second, QRF envisions the use of the platform to showcase Arab role models by broadcasting short online courses by practitioners and professionals from a variety of fields spanning the arts and sciences.
Finally, QRF believes that the platform will enable the Arab world to take advantage of the international interest in regional affairs to tell its own story to the world.
Arab university professors and regional experts can use the platform to give courses in English about the region and its history.
This will serve to inform a global audience that is interested in the region’s development.
- Ed X is a joint partnership between The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University to offer online learning to millions of people around the world.
Ed X will offer Harvard and MIT classes online for free.
- Course subjects include Argument Diagramming, Bio Chemistry, Chemistry, French, Engineering Statics, Logic, Media Programming, Biology, Probability, Statistics, Speech, Statistical Reasoning, and others.
Stanford Online's internal platform, designed to be an open platform for online learning and research.
The Class2Go platform is open-source, portable and interoperable.