Jamiya Project I: Pilot Applied IT and Global Studies SPOCs

In collaboration with the University of Gothenburg and a small group of Syrian academics, the Jamiya Project will pilot two short Arabic 'Small Private Online Courses' in Applied IT and Global Studies in Jordan over the summer of 2016.

The courses will last for 12 weeks and will allow us to test the suitability of the content, the learning method and the accreditation system.

Jamiya Project II: Prototype Jamiya VocApp

The Jamiya Project is collaborating with Empower Hack to build a prototype of the 'Jamiya VocApp': a mobile and web application to assist students Syrian starting courses in Europe in a second language (English, German and French) with learning relevant academic technical vocabulary through a peer-to-peer micro-learning platform. The platform will provide contextualised translation of terms Arabic<>English/German/French, online support from Syrian peers and Syrian academics, and an intuitive learning software to help speed students' transition into a new course in an unfamiliar language.

Jamiya Project III + IV: more to follow soon...