An-Najah and the National Erasmus+ Office Organize a Two-Day Training Workshop on the Integration of Technology in Higher Education.
An-Najah National University represented by the Faculty of Educational Sciences and Teacher Training in cooperation with the National Erasmus + Office – Palestine, organized a two-day virtual Technical Assistant Mission (TAM) workshop over the period of 16 -17 December 2020. The event is funded by the European Union.
The workshop aimed to develop a framework for digital literacy in the Higher Education Institutions in Palestine through developing a comprehensive digital literacy curriculum.
The workshop also aimed to increase and improve university lecturers’ capacity to support their students to develop the access, skills, attitudes and knowledge that constitute “digital literacy” within a specifically Palestinian context.
The workshop started with an opening speech by Dr. Saeda Affouneh, Director of the E-Learning Centre at An-Najah and Dean of An-Najah’s Faculty of Educational Sciences and Teacher Training. Dr. Saeda talked about the importance of technology in education especially in distance learning.
The workshop was attended by Dr. Allam Mousa. Vice President for Academic Affairs, at An-Najah Najah University and the Director of the National Erasmus+ Office, Dr. Nedal Jayousi and Prof. John Traxler, Specialist in Digital Learning and Professor of Digital Learning at University of Wolverhampton as well as a large number of students and faculty members from local, regional and international universities participated in the workshop.
In turn, Dr. Mousa pointed out that technology has proved a useful and necessary tool to help ensure that local and regional universities on the frontline of the emergency continue to deliver teaching and learning during the COVID-19 crisis. He added that all universities around the world on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis have resorted to provide education for school and university students.
“An-Najah University is putting many efforts into ensuring that all academic semesters and education can continue as smoothly as possible, and technological solutions have emerged to make it happen” Dr. Mousa said.
Dr. Jayyousi, referred to the vital role of the programs and projects funded by the European Union through Erasmus+ in the professional development of thousands of faculty members from several Palestinian universities, and commended the effective partnership with An-Najah National University.
The workshop included presentations about the policies and regulations of digital literacy adopted by higher education institutions in Europe and America. It was concluded with a fruitful discussion and suggestions by participants.