Jordan has been announced as the pilot nation for the implementation of an ambitious project for the delivery of effective e-learning. The Jordan Education Initiative brings together leaders from the IT and Telecoms industries with the Jordanian authorities to create the project which will improve education in the Kingdom.
By implementing such a model, the government of Jordan, together with World Economic Forum member companies and organizations, will provide Jordanian youth with an environment that enables each child to pursue experiential learning.
Some 96 so-called ‘Discovery Schools’ have been selected to pilot the scheme in Jordan. They will serve as a test bed of how ICT can enable new systems to be used and to benefit schools and their pupils. Though focused on the advancement of learning in Jordan, the plan also provides the opportunity for sustained development of the local information technology industry through infrastructure and e-content development activity.
The initiative also supports the Jordan government vision of building a knowledge economy by providing lifelong learning opportunities for all Jordanian citizens and providing them with the services and tools to become functioning members of the economy.
The Jordan Education initiative will be a key catalyst for social and economic development not just in Jordan but eventually across the region. For many developing countries the delivery of quality education to their citizens is often difficult due to significant recourse constraints and lack of a coordinated and collaborative approach. — (menareport.com)
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