The Egyptian government invites firms to apply to create MOOCs
Published in Daily News Egypt and quoted in University World News of 26 March 2016, in its Issue No. 406, this piece deals with the initiative from the Egyptian government hoping to help create MOOCs. The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has indeed launched a tender for local firms to help establish a MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses in Egypt, under the Ministry of Higher Education, writes Mohamed Alaa El-Din for Daily News Egypt. It is the first effort to introduce MOOCs at such a scale in Egypt.
The only other similar project is Nafham, an online project providing educational material through YouTube videos. The new government project aims to use MOOCs to provide wider access to higher education and to provide an open source e-learning platform that includes five curricula. . . . [ms-protect-content]
In addition, the project will train Supreme Council of Universities staff to produce digital educational content through the edX platform, which collaborated with Queen Rania of Jordan to develop an Arabic portal for MOOCs called Edraak. Increasing Arabic online education content is another of the project’s aims.
Full report is on Daily News Egypt of 22 March 2016.
In the meantime, StudyOverseas.com page on Egypt’s universities, writes :
How can you study for a degree in Egypt?
Education in Egypt is thriving, with the country having one of the largest education systems in the Middle East and North Africa.
Egypt is home to 20 public universities and a further 23 private institutions offering undergraduate degrees to international students. Many universities are based in the capital Cairo. A growing trend in Egypt is for foreign universities to set up satellite campuses in the country.
Egypt is also home to the British University in Egypt and the American University in Cairo, which both deliver degrees taught entirely in English.
Applications to Egyptian universities is centralised through a national co-ordination office, with the academic year starting in September.