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dc.contributor.author Bali, Maha
dc.contributor.author Aboulmagd, Nadine
dc.contributor.editor Zhang, Ke
dc.contributor.editor Bonk, C.J.
dc.contributor.editor Reeves, T.C.
dc.contributor.editor Reynolds, T.H.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-24T06:03:37Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-24T22:00:07Z
dc.date.copyrighted 2019 en_US
dc.date.created 2019-04
dc.date.issued 2019-11-24
dc.identifier.isbn DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429398919 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://dar.aucegypt.edu/handle/10526/5799
dc.description This is a book chapter. Full citation: Bali, M., & Aboulmagd, N. (2019). The Different Faces of Open in Egypt. In K. Zhang, C. J. Bonk, T. C. Reeves, & T. H. Reynolds (eds). MOOCs and Open Education Across the Global South: Challenges, Successes, and Opportunities. pp. 45-55. NY: Routledge. DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429398919  en_US
dc.description.abstract MOOC discourses originating from the Global North can appear potentially colonizing to educators in the Global South. Even though the initial hype around MOOCs has died down, there is still an overall belief in the liberating potential of open education which ignores the shortcomings of the practice on the ground. In this chapter, we contextualize open education from an Egyptian perspective and refer to different open educational practices we have been involved in, including the creation of Arabic content based on Western models (e.g., Edraak MOOCs, Wikipedia Arabic, and Tahrir Academy). Bali and Aboulmagd also discuss the creation of local OERs using local models, the reuse of existing English-language Global North content (e.g., MITx with AUC/AUB, translating edX content in Edraak, etc.), and participation in existing connectivist MOOCs as facilitators. These authors also describe an open project co-founded by one of the authors called “Virtually Connecting”. Importantly, this project challenges the marginalization of Global South scholars and others in education such as contingent academics, graduate students, and others. In doing so, they highlight how openness, when contextualized to different regions, can look different and have multiple faces. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship N/A en_US
dc.format.extent 11 en_US
dc.format.medium monographs en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Routledge en_US
dc.subject MOOCs en_US
dc.subject Open education en_US
dc.subject Open Educational Resources en_US
dc.subject Global South en_US
dc.subject.classification Book chapter en_US
dc.title The different faces of open in Egypt. en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.subject.discipline Education en_US
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching en_US
rft.spage 45 en_US
rft.btitle MOOCs and Open Education Across the Global South: Challenges, Successes, and Opportunities en_US
rft.epage 55 en_US
rft.place NY en_US


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