Learn2elearn: new initiative to provide e-learning support to universities

Birzeit University’s Center for Continuing Education launched an initiative titled learn2elearn to address knowledge gaps and provide the skills necessary to conduct online classrooms to teaching and academic staff of Palestinian education institutions in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Experts in e-learning and learning designers from Birzeit University have created and developed a training program for teachers that emphasizes the use of technology to attain each course’s intended goals and outcomes. It entails an evaluation of current teaching practices in online education and explores ways to advance them by providing guidance on fostering online learning through interactive methods and ideas for engaging activities via open educational resources in teaching university courses.

The initiative will implement training sessions for three groups that include personnel from all Palestinian universities in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The first group comprises 32 professors from Al Quds University, An-Najah University, the American University of Jenin, Birzeit University, and University College of Applied Sciences.