Chooses Open Education for High Schools
Jordanian Minister of Education,
Ibrahim Badran, announced Jordan's intention to start
BLOSSOMS II in ten selected high schools of the kingdom.
(Blended Learning Open Source Science or Math Studies)
is an Open-education initiative started by MIT in partnership
with Jordan and Pakistan.
BLOSSOMS has been designed as an Open
Educational Resource (OER) consisting of web-based
materials offered freely and openly for re-use in teaching,
learning and research.
BLOSSOMS modules contain multi-segment
educational videos to be shown in science and math classes
at high school, a teacher in class then presents some
interactive educational activities between each BLOSSOMS
video segment to the students in class.
MIT Professor Richard Larson
and Jordan Minister of Education, Ibrahim Badran,
congratulate high school teacher, Ghada Sulaiman
Abdullah Marmash, at a BLOSSOMS Appreciation event
On March 22nd, a BLOSSOMS team including
Professor Richard Larson (Principal Investigator), Elizabeth
Murray (Project Director), Rana Qubain (Jordan BLOSSOMS
Project Manager) participated in a meeting with Minister
of Education and the 17 Jordanian professors and high
school teachers who helped in the creation of BLOSSOMS
In the meeting, the Ministry confirmed
that Blended Learning will be a pedagogy choice for
high schools in Jordan in the next ten years.
The above article appeared on the
website of the Jordan Open Source Association: http://jordanopensource.org/