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by James Kay, Sero

For more detailed information (circa 2014) on distance learning in Egypt, please consult File:Egypt HE online open and flexible learning.pdf by Dick Hill.


Egypt (Arabic: مصر‎ Miṣr), officially the Arab Republic of Egypt (Arabic: جمهورية مصر العربية), is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula. Most of its territory of 1,010,000 square kilometers (390,000 sq mi) lies within North Africa and is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south and Libya to the west. The capital is Cairo and the population is 84,550,000.

Further information

For further general information see Wikipedia:Egypt.

Education in Egypt

For a general description of education in Egypt see Education:Egypt.


For a description more focussed to e-learning see E-learning:Egypt.

Quality procedures

Internet in Egypt

Internet in Education

Copyright law in Egypt

Copyright law in Education

OER Initiatives in Egypt

National OER initiatives

Regional OER initiatives

Institutional OER initiatives

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina digital library runs a number of OER related projects, including an open access digital assets repository (, and is an anchor for 'The Supercourse', "a repository of lectures on public health and prevention targeting educators across the world. The Supercourse has a network of over 65,000 scientists in 174 countries who are sharing for free a library of 37,12 lectures in 31 languages. Science Supercourse project is aiming to provide the most updated and accessible online science lectures free of charge to assist educators and scholars from developing countries." (1)

Michigan State University and a professional network of international food industry retailers and manufacturers collaborated to create The Food Safety Knowledge Network (FSKN), which aimed to use OERs to help develop food safety competency in Egypt, among other countries. "Some achievements include the development of over 100 competency statements, the creation of over 90 OERs relating to food safety, and the development of assessment instruments based on the Core Level 1 competency statements. Five successful pilot programs were launched with nearly 350 participants." "The third pilot, located in Cairo, Egypt, was a face-to-face training session of 36participants in November of 2009. This training session was held in partnership with the United National Industrial Development Organization and Macro with the goal of educating potential suppliers for Macro. This pilot included a train-the-trainer approach where eight trainers were taught by one subject matter expert. At a later date, the trainees gave the lectures to the workshop participants. For this training, the learning materials from the workshop held in Chennai, India were translated into Arabic." (2) Full details ca be found here:

The Hindawi Publishing Corporation is "a commercial publisher of peer-reviewed journals that publishes more than 300 Open Access journals covering a wide range of diversified academic disciplines." It transitioned "from a subscription-based journal operation to an all open-access publisher, with the bulk of revenues derived from fees from authors rather than subscription charges." (3)






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