As part of Mada endeavors to enabling equal opportunity for all to access education and to fostering lifelong learning harnessing the power of ICT and the tremendous potential of Open Educational Resources OER, Mada has been working in collaboration with partners to launch the “Mada ICTA-AID OER Hub” (Mada Information and Communication Technologies Accessibility and Inclusive Design Open Educational Resources Hub). Mada Hub is meant to be the Mada branded portal on OER Commons where accessible resources are aggregated, curated and managed through collections, and groups, and development tools.
Mada Hub provides basically the following services:
- Gathering collections of accessible Open Education Resources (OER) (in Arabic and English languages) curated by Mada and partners, aligned to the Mada ICT Accessibility and Inclusive Design Competency Framework (ICT-AID) and in compliance with W3C accessibility standards;
- Offering dedicated groups to universities and education institutions in order to use/reuse, create, and share accessible quality open educational resources;
- Supporting activities of AIAEG Arab ICT Accessibility Expert Groups on various research niche areas (Accessible OER, ICT-AID competency framework, Digital Educational Content Accessibility, Accessible MOOCs, ICT Accessibility Standards localization, UDL, Policy and advocacy, ICT accessibility accreditation and incentives, etc.).
Coordinator: Dr. Mohamed Koutheair Khribi, Mada Center, Qatar
Last update: 20-April-2021