Importance of eLearning in the MENA Region

Education in the MENA region

During the post-colonial era in the Middle East and North Africa, education spread as a result of the great social changes and the emergence of the indigenous elite as a dominating authority. The ambition of national governments to develop a strong nation has made literacy a crucial ability for people to reach their full potential. 

Education, according to the majority of experts and policymakers in the region, is the cornerstone of a community’s economic growth and progress. They emphasize the necessity of investing in education to foster long-term economic growth.

What is E-Learning?

eLearning is the delivery of educational information that includes exercises, follow-up (in whole or in part), and interaction from a distance or in the classroom through the use of advanced computer programs. It is also defined as the use of modern computer communication mechanisms, including multimedia such as images, files, and audio, as well as networks, search mechanisms, and electronic libraries, whether remotely or in the classroom, with less effort, time, and utility.

Current epidemic and education in the MENA

According to UN figures, the Corona epidemic has wreaked havoc on school institutions throughout the world, affecting approximately 1.6 billion students in over 190 countries. With the closure of schools, colleges, and other educational institutions, particularly in developing countries, such as much of the MENA region, the educational system has been exacerbated, which was already harmed by the teaching approaches used for decades before the outbreak of Coronavirus.

In the MENA region, Corona’s disruption has resulted in greater adoption of online learning and the migration of educational platforms from university campuses and schools to online educational platforms. All of this might herald and speed a new age in education, in which the value of the face-to-face study is supplanted by new modes of learning as well as the alternatives that have lately emerged as a new culture.

Advantages of E-learning

There are numerous advantages to using e-learning to replace traditional methods. This includes the elimination of the need for a special facility or the construction of new classes to conduct courses and seminars. Adding to that, the elimination of the need to travel to an educational facility, which is one of the most significant advantages. It will save money on transportation and for a greener planet. People of all ages may profit from online courses and obtain important skills without the constraints of traditional schools, as they are available to all persons and age groups. It is adaptable, especially because there are no linkages to the theme of time, allowing individuals to study whenever they choose, according to their schedule. Increase learning time and decrease time loss by eliminating student interactions and lost time during chats and inquiries, allowing individuals to focus on what they need to study without interruption.

E-Learning provides a neutral and structured education with the same educational content for all students, as well as impartial testing, accurate monitoring of each student’s accomplishments, and an online activity record.

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