Overview of the program
This exchange program seeks to bring leading education innovators from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to meet with their counterparts in the United States. The goal of the program is to build awareness and strengthen the use of Open Education Resources (OERs) in the MENA region. In addition to gaining a better understanding of the OER landscape in the United States, this exchange also hopes to create a space for U.S.-based OER practitioners to learn from their MENA counterparts. Ultimately, exchange participants will work with their host institution in the U.S. on developing an action plan to apply in their country. This program is being conducted by the U.S. State Department in coordination with the Arab Educational Cultural & Scientific Organization (ALECSO).
February 1-28, 2014 (dates are approximate)
1) Citizen of a member country of the League of Arab States
2) Advanced level of English language proficiency
3) Strong interest in OERs and potential to promote OER in their academic institution
4) Demonstrated leadership abilities and commitment to implementing follow-on activities
5) Openness to dialogue and new ideas
In order to receive an application and start the application process,
please contact: Vladimir Spencer at World Learning: Vladimir.email@example.com
The application deadline is October 15, 2013.
The cost of all international and domestic travel, program related ground transportation, and cultural activities will be covered. In addition, accommodation costs are also part of the program. Participants are expected to share double-person hotel rooms.
View the flyer: http://bit.ly/18x38Yf
For application materials or more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.