Queen Rania Launches Edrak Initiative

  May 20, 2014 at 2:18 am by

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As part of Her Majesty’s efforts supporting education in the Arab world, Queen Rania of Jordan launched yesterday a non-profit Arabic platform for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) named Edrak.

The platform is the first of its kind in the region and aims to provide Arab learners with great access opportunities to many of the online courses taught at leading universities worldwide such as Harvard and MIT.

Edrak, which means realization, came into existance through the Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development (QRF), and was initiated based on edX technology, a similar leading global MOOC programme designed by Harvard and MIT.

Queen Rania delivered a speech during the launching ceremony highlighting the education problems and challenges faced by the Arab world, and the benefits of online education to cope with those challenges. The ceremony, which took place in Amman, was attended by a number of Jordanian senior officials, as well as local and Arab press representitives.

A few days ago, the Queen registered herself in one of the courses offered by Edrak and published a picture of her registration form on Instagram.

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One Response to Queen Rania Launches Edrak Initiative

  1. NATALYA says:

    Sincere respect and admiration to Her Majesty Queen of Jordan for this important initiative !

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