Queen Rania announces launch of Edraak's free online platform | NAM NEWS NETWORK
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"DAVOS, Jan. 25 (NNN-Petra) – In the presence of the King Abdullah II, Queen Rania Al Abdullah announced the launch of a new learning platform catering to school-aged children across the Arab World on Wednesday. The Queen made the announcement during an event hosted by Google on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, was also present.
Developed with the support of a USD 3 million grant from Google.org complemented with engagement from Googlers to provide product design expertise, the platform comes as an expansion of Edraak, the leading Arabic massive open online courses platform for adult learners.
The new school-learners Edraak platform will offer free online open educational resources, generating much-needed Arabic digital educational content that meets the learning needs of Arab students from kindergarten to grade 12 (K-12) and their educators....
An initiative of the Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development (QRF), the K-12 Edraak platform harnesses the power of technology to bring free quality learning opportunities to Arabic-speaking children across the region, whether in or out of school, including those in refugee camps and conflict zones...."