DAMJ
DAMJ (Merge) is a MOOC platform for students with learning disabilities.
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Target groups

Change makers, Public figures and influencers, and Public sector officials

Observation

Arab countries suffer from a low level of education, and a low ranking in education quality indicators (Morocco at 111 and Egypt at 121).

This is in traditional education, what about students who have learning difficulties? These students and their parents suffer, despite many explicit provisions in the rules and regulations, from total disregard in implementation.

The result of attempts to merge these students into schools is.. more dropping out of schools, or failure to complete education.

Conclusion

Helping children with learning disabilities can be done through special education within the school or remediation with outside help.

It is better to recognize that the school situation in Arab world for such child will probably never be perfect. Too many regulations and limited funding mean that the services and accommodations the child receives may not be exactly what we envision for them.

We have to agree that the school will be only one part of the solution, if it is not the problem!!

Solution

We are committed to working together to build a learning community founded on equality of opportunity. The right to education is one of the most important human rights in our world.

In addition to schools, students with learning disabilities need more special teaching.. my idea based on using massive open online course (MOOC).

DAMJ (Merge) platform contains special education courses for formal curriculum presented by specialists to better meet the needs of students with learning disabilities.

Key Problem

Education in the Arab world suffers from deteriorating conditions. The suffering of students with special needs is greater.

Teachers in classrooms aim for their students with learning disabilities to be well accepted. This translates into not wanting to treat them differently, although these students' learning needs require treating them considerably differently.

The problem is to put some items in the rules and regulations, with the impossibility of implementing them by the bureaucracy.

Which field and which area?

using digitalization to solve this problem is a must.. Distance education via web is the future education for all sorts of students. But it has a great importance for students with learning disabilities.

DAMJ platform is suitable not only for the five countries concerned in this project, but also for the entire region, and around the world.

Effects of the problem

Common classroom conditions can and do affect many students, but students with learning disabilities are among the most vulnerable at chronic risk for "not learning" under these conditions, for long-term academic and social problems, and for lifelong debilitating side effects of their classroom experiences.

One of the most important effects of this problem is the increase in dropout rates, failure to complete education, and the lack of integration of these students into schools and society.

Learning disabilities and related attention deficit disorders affect an estimated 10% to 15% of children. The consequences of these are lifelong, often serious for both the children and their families, and costly for society.

Solution

Attempts to merge students with learning difficulties should not be limited to allowing them to pass the exams by a simplified curriculum and easier questions, but by teaching them in a different way that suits their abilities and develops their skills.

DAMJ platform is a massive open online course (MOOC) and introduces the course materials such as filmed lectures (presented by specialist teachers), readings, and problem sets, as well as immediate feedback to quick quizzes and assignments.

Additional Slide - 1

In addition to periodical reports showing student progress, achievement, areas of strength and areas for improvement, DAMJ highlights the important role for parents and let them to communicate with specialists constantly.

DAMJ also provides an interactive forum to support community interactions among 3 groups.. 1- Involved: students, parents, teachers and staff. 2- Supporters: specialists, public figures, influencers and officials. 3- Institutes: educational, research, public, business and NGO.