Casablanca - Six Moroccan public and private universities will take part in the launch of a Moroccan e-learning platform named MarMOOC. Start-up costs for the venture are estimated at one million euros.
Casablanca – Six Moroccan public and private universities will take part in the launch of a Moroccan e-learning platform named MarMOOC. Start-up costs for the venture are estimated at one million euros.
Moroccan and European stakeholders held a meeting in the Spanish city of Vigo on January 12 and 13 to discuss the creation of MarMOOC, the first Moroccan free e-learning platform, which is expected to be inaugurated in 2019.
The project will go through 9 phases from preparation to launch and is expected to be completed and ready for launch in October 2019.
In the initial phase of the project, a dozen Massive and Open Online Courses (MOOC) and Small Private Online Courses (SPOCs) will be available to the public in important fields of study such as law, science, engineering, fisheries, agriculture and health.
MarMOOC project brings together 14 Moroccan and European partners in a consortium. The six Moroccan institutions taking part are Abdelmalek Essaadi University (Tetouan), Ibn Tofail University (Kenitra), Moulay Ismail University (Meknes), Ibn Zohr University (Agadir), Rabat International University and the Private University of Marrakech. Morocco’s Ministry of Higher Education will also be involved in the educational project.
The coordination and financing of MarMOOC is estimated at one million euros. There will be six European universities involved in the project, helping secure the budget. These universities are the University of Vigo (Spain), the University of Leon (Spain), the University of Brussels (Belgium), the University of Pierre-et-Marie-Curie (France), the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (Sweden) and the Network of Universities of European Capitals (Unica).