What is the meaning of Edraak?
Its a realization of what we have already missed.
Edraak, is a massive open online course (MOOC) platform, that is an initiative of the Queen Rania Foundation (QRF). QRF is determined to ensure that the Arab world is at the forefront of educational innovation.
As such, QRF has capitalized on regional Arab talent to leverage technology developed by the Harvard-MIT consortium.
The new MOOC platform will present the Middle East.
with unique opportunities that can be part of a necessary revolution in learning.
First, the platform will broadcast the best Arab professors to the region.
offering original Arabic courses – developed by QRF to further enrich Arab education.
Through its partnership with edX and a varity of fields established by majesty queen rania al abdullah
the platform will also give Arab learners access in Arabic to courses taught and developed at top tier institutions like HarvardX.
All courses are delivered at no cost to the learner.
What is Queen Rania Foundation?
aims to be a leading regional resource and incubator for new and innovative ideas.
We believe that quality education is the foundation of economic, political and social development.
That is why we are focused on identifying gaps and opportunities for developing new education programs.
with the aim of influencing policy and creating significant change on the ground.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
QRF is proud to acknowledge His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.
Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council.
As the first Founding Partner of Edraak.
Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development
The Arab Fund is based in the State of Kuwait.
Is an Arab regional financial institution focused on funding economic and social development by financing public and private investment projects.
The Arab Fund’s activities are characterized by a number of important aspects.
That make it a model of cooperation and Arab economic integration, and a reflection of outstanding joint Arab action.
What Do QRF Do?
We carry out research that addresses some of the biggest challenges facing the education sector today.
We design and implement innovative programs that address the root causes of education challenges in Jordan and the region.
And we provide sustainable solutions to tackle them.
We bring stakeholders together to discuss the best ways forward.
and we look for new partnerships that can strengthen our impact and help us reach as many people as possible.
Our mission is to accelerate improvements in education nationally and regionally.
We look for scalable solutions that can be easily adopted by various stakeholders, be they teachers or caregivers or decision makers.
Our solutions are innovative.
We use the latest technology to create new models for teacher training.
Launch platforms that offer free online learning for Arabic speakers.
And to find ways to engage parents in their children’s learning journey.
A NATIONAL FOUNDATION AIMING TO EFFECT CHANGE IN JORDAN AND BEYOND
It will achieve this by championing research and program implementation.
By using evidence to inform education policy making.
And improving learning opportunities for Arabic speakers, wherever they may be.