Ministry of Higher Education preparing for long-term distance education

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A student takes an online learning class. (Photo: Envato Elements)
AMMAN — Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Wajih Owais said on Monday that the ministry is currently working on launching a new interactive platform before the end of the current academic year, for distance education, that uses artificial intelligence, called “Jo Learn”, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلان

According to the minister, “it is possible for Tawjihi students to use the new platform to compensate for their educational loss”.

The minister stressed the need to prepare students for the demands of distance education in the future, by using modern technology in education, pointing to a study conducted by the University of Jordan that showed that 57 percent of students still dislike distance education.

Owais added that the ministry took measures during the pandemic, including launching “Darsak”, which is a distance-learning platform, two TV channels, and distributing 12,000 tablets for students, in addition to dedicating a period at the beginning of the first semester to make up for the educational loss.

The minister, however, pointed to some challenges the ministry and the students face during the pandemic, including “the weak infrastructure, which makes it unfair for some students.”

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