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    Conclusion of Fourth Session of Open Education Development Program of Federation of Universities of Islamic World’s Member Universities

    28 February 2024

    The Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World, affiliated with the Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), concluded the fourth session of the Open Education Development Program in Member Universities of the Federation. More than 55 professor-researchers from 29 universities in 11 countries took part in the session that aims to enhance their capabilities in designing open educational resources and utilizing them in their educational activities with students.

    During the closing ceremony held both physically at the Meshkat Hall, ICESCO headquarters, and via video conferencing on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, Dr. Abdelilah Benarafa, ICESCO Deputy Director-General, emphasized the importance of improving training in open education and utilizing the current technological revolution, which provides significant opportunities in the field.

    He added that ICESCO is committed to promoting and ensuring open education by employing modern technologies to serve students and researchers, enhancing knowledge in Member States, especially with the development witnessed in the field of artificial intelligence.

    Participants in this session included professors and researchers from universities and higher education institutes in Togo, Senegal, Tunisia, Algeria, Benin, Comoros, the UAE, Mali, Libya, Mauritania, and Morocco. They benefited from six weeks of training on open education, licenses, open data, as well as data protection.

    At the end of the ceremony, participation certificates were distributed to the beneficiaries of the Session.

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