EU Projects at the University of Jordan
Improving Higher Education Quality in Jordan using Mobile Technology for Integration of Disadvantaged Groups (mEQUITY)
http://mequity.dipseil.net/index.html

The project is aiming the development of an adaptive curriculum in engineering education that is based on digital learning resources for mobile devices, responds to the requirements for modernization and accessibility of the Jordanian high education system to improve the educational integration of disadvantaged learners in the educational system - groups in risk whose special needs or socioeconomic status significantly restrict their ability for adequate education.

 

Specific objectives:

1. Analysis of user needs in different contexts and existing curriculum at three Partners universities.

Given the objectives of the project, this study is oriented toward assessing the extent of use of these technologies by the specified groups of learners and opening opportunities for their inclusion in the learning process.

 

2. Design of Mobile Digital Resources (MDR) Model to support the didactic features of mobile technologies in order to adapt them to the training conditions of disadvantaged groups of people

 

3. Design of educational scenarios:

1) Use of mobile technologies to expand training opportunities for students with special needs;

3) Use of mobile devices for distant training of socio-economic disabled people.

The general objective of the scenarios is improvement of the conditions for equal access to education and training by enhancing the motivation to participate in the educational process, by facilitating the access and by additional activities with the students.

 

4. Development and adaptation of mobile applications and digital educational resources

This objective addresses the need for implementation of m-learning generalized across a range of disciplines in the field of engineering education and across institutions, the needs of disadvantaged group’s education and training.

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5. Strengthening the institutional capacities of the 3 Jordanian universities through short term intensive training of academics and staff members.

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6.Creating system of joint actions and co-operation between partner universities​