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Boosting online learning in Morocco during the coronavirus lockdown

Words: Yasmeen Al-Kouz, ASREN

Over 1.5 billion children and youth around the world have been affected by school closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak. To ensure the continuity of its students’ academic education, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Morocco has decided to shift quickly to online learning.

Following the government’s requirements of nonstop teaching and learning, most Moroccan universities have resorted to online education using digital technologies provided via their online learning portal. MARWAN, the Moroccan Academic and Research Network, has played a crucial role in supporting the remote delivery of higher education by providing the Moroccan universities with reliable high-capacity internet and access to resources equipping their online educational services with quality and efficiency.

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