Queen Rania Oversees Preparations to Launch Edraak’s Free Online Platform for School Learners

January 21, 2018

(Office of Her Majesty – Press Department – Amman) - Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah oversaw final preparations ahead of the launch of Edraak’s new learning platform for school-aged children; the result of a collaborative effort between The Queen Rania Foundation (QRF) and Google.org – Google’s philanthropic arm.

Developed with the support of a $3 million grant from Google.org and complemented with engagement from Googlers to provide product design expertise, the platform will be offering free online open educational resources in Arabic to students.

Additionally, it will also enable them to search for specific concepts or skills without having to enroll in a predefined learning sequence, while providing sequential learning opportunities as well.

Queen Rania met with the Edraak.org team, who briefed her on the final steps ahead of launching the platform, which is in its pilot phase.

The new platform for school-learners, which is an expansion of Edraak - the leading Arabic massive open online courses platform for adult learners - aims to generate much-needed Arabic digital educational content that meets the needs of Arab students from Kindergarten to grade 12 (K-12) and their educators.

Designed to align with national curricula, Edraak for school-aged learners will provide key resources for use in and out of the classroom, reinforcing the crucial role teachers play in their students’ educational journey.

The platform will also offer video lectures, assessments, and interactive exercises developed through pedagogical methods that center on fortifying learning concepts to help educators optimize content.

Mathematics materials for grades 7 and 9, which will include more than 1,200 educational minutes of bite-sized video lectures, will be the first material available. The e-curricula and learning resources for all other major subjects and grades will be gradually introduced by 2020.