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An-Najah University's Virtual Exchange Collaborative took the opportunity to honor both faculty and students who successfully completed the virtual exchange programs and Courses during the Spring 2023 academic semester. A special Recognition Ceremony was held to celebrate their accomplishments on Wednesday, August 2nd.


The event commenced with insightful remarks by Dr. Abdulsalam Al Khayyat, the Vice President of Academic Affairs, who commended the faculty members' dedication in designing and executing the Virtual Exchange Courses. He acknowledged their exceptional efforts that went beyond the role of traditional educators and highlighted the significant advantages of virtual exchange for enhancing student experiences.

Distinguished faculty members were recognized for their pivotal role in co-designing and facilitating virtual exchange courses. Dr. Abdulkarim Zawawi, Dr. Eman Alshawish, Dr. Maysa Abu Zant, Dr. Mahmoud Assad, Dr. Sameh Mona, and Dr. Basma Damiri were among those honored. Their collaboration led to the creation of dynamic virtual exchange programs with partner universities, including Pennsylvania State University, Wake Forest University, ISET Beja University, and the University of Memphis.

The virtual exchange courses covered an array of subjects, ranging from resilient architecture design and mental health to nursing and infection control, cross-cultural dialogues, toxicology, and innovative industrial solutions. The ceremony also applauded the accomplishments of teams that participated in an international virtual exchange competition, recognizing their outstanding contributions to the field.

The event featured a multimedia presentation showcasing the diverse array of courses offered during the semester. Local artist Mariam Shakaa captivated the audience with an enchanting Oud performance, adding an artistic flair to the occasion.

The An Najah Virtual Exchange Collaborative is overseen by the International and External Affairs Office and the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs. The Virtual Exchange (VE) model, a pioneering pedagogical approach that fosters the cultivation of intercultural competence by connecting classrooms across different nations. This framework extends enriching educational opportunities to students who cannot travel abroad, using modern online communication technologies in their day-to-day learning experiences.


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