By Yassine Ait Hammou
By Yassine Ait Hammou
Morocco World News
Ouarzazate, Morocco, April 9, 2012
4Bac Educational Association
Founded on October 31st 2010 by some teachers, educators and students in Ouarzazate, 4Bac Educational Association takes the lead nationally to better provide educational support to all Moroccan students.
To reach success, leadership and quality in Education, 4Bac has set many objectives to meet :
Bridging the gap between Teacher and Student and making a platform for a fruitful communication, providing educational support for high school students by taking advantage of the Internet facilities, creating virtual resources, encouraging and helping students get familiar with ICT (Information & Communication Technology), boosting students communicative skills, organizing training sessions and educational extra curricular activities for teachers and students and publishing educational resources (books, booklets, magazines, articles…), to name but a few.
4Bac Educational Forums, an essential subpart within 4Bac Educational Association, form a significant virtual space which accomplishes the mission of 4Bac on the ground to bring it to its ultimate goal.
4Bac Educational Forums :
4bac Educational Forums were founded in May 2009. The forums are rich virtual platforms for high school teachers and students to interact with each other, discuss issues related, mainly, to education and provide educational support to students. Below are more information and statistics about the forums :
- forums rooms: 13
- Forum topics: 100.000
- Forum members: 43746
- Forum daily visitors: 5000
- Forum 2011 visitors: 2 Millions
- Forum 2010 visitors: 1.5 million
- 4Bac covered by the Media: Etihad Echtiraki, Ahdat Maghribia, 2M Channel, Radio Plus…
- 4bac visited by :
-Morocco : 141870
-United States : 10554
-Algeria : 2827
-Saudi Arabia : 861
-Egypt : 820
-Iceland : 652
-Tunisia : 590
-Anonymous Proxy : 353
4Bac Online Virtual Classes
For the first time in Morocco, 4Bac Educational Forums have launched, Online Virtual Extra Classes ; a unique useful experience that makes use of the Internet potentials, facilities and features to provide educational support to high school second Baccalaureate students.
The classes cover all subjects students are supposed to be tested in during the National Baccalaureate exam such as English, Maths, Biology, Physics, Arabic, History and Geography and Philosophy.
The Online Virtual Extra Classes are supported by Audio, Video and Text. The online broadcasting is pre-scheduled to enable as many students as possible to attend the classes. Students can also interact with online virtual classmates and tecahers using Video, Audio and Typing features. The online virtual classes allow public and private teacher-student and student – student interactions, as well. Besides, the online virtual classes and activities are recorded and saved for further use and most of the recordings have been youtubed (4Bac Youtube Channel).
Last year, around 1400 students from all over the country benefited from the Online Virtual Classes. To make this happen, 4Bac crew covered more than 100 hours in less than a month and a half.
Students feedback about such an oustanding experience was very positive and impressive. The online classes enabled many students from all parts of Morocco to pass the Baccalaureate National Exam by addressing and strengthening their weaknesses regarding the subjects they were tested in.
4Bac Online Virtual Classes experience is an added value to the achievements 4Bac Educational Association has carried out so far!
4Bac Youtube Channel
4Bac Youtube Channel has been created as another means of communication to voice 4Bac to the world. It contains more than 140 educational videos made by 4Bac. Some of these got more than 15.000 views. Besides, more than 0.5 million follow 4bac Channel on youtube.
4Bac Youtube Channel bridges the gap to reach the maximum number of educators and learners.
Yassine AIT Hammou is high School EFL Teacher – Abi Bakr Essediq High School – Ouarzazate. He is 4Bac Educational Association English Spokesman – www.4bac.net and 4Bac Educational Association Online Virtual Extra English Classes Tutor.
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