The Egyptian government invites firms to apply to create MOOCs

Published in Daily News Egypt and quoted in University World News of 2 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. . . .

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