[ March 28, 2020 ]
Under the title “Distance Education: Challenges and Suggestions”, the Women’s Sector in the Azm Movement, in cooperation with MaharaTech, organized an online session with the consultant and trainer in educational technology Randa Abdul-Ilah Mikati, at the women’s sector’s headquarters in Tripoli.
First Mikati introduced distance education and presented an overview of its history, then explained the elements of its success and the challenges faced by the management of educational institutions, teachers, students, and parents.
Mikati addressed a number of suggestions to confront these challenges and the alternatives that exist for the continuation of the educational process in light of the current crisis.
She added: We in Lebanon today suffer from the distance education process, for several reasons, most notably the power outage, the weak Internet, the lack of it for many students, and their inability to buy suitable devices.
And she continued: Sometimes the teacher may not be proficient in educational technology, and here lies the role of educational institutions in training and empowering their teachers for distance learning, so that in return teachers train their students.
She pointed out that distance education requires the use of a learning management system to make it easy to submit assignments, upload files, and take exams, and to be a reference for students in all matters related to the subject.
At the end, Mikati answered the participants’ questions (online).