The platform offers original Arabic courses to further enrich Arab education. Edraak focuses on creating materials from scratch that are tailored to Arabic-speaking students. Through its partnership with edX, the platform also gives Arab learners access in Arabic to courses taught and developed at top tier institutions like HarvardX, MITX, and UC BerkelyX. All courses are delivered at no cost to the learner.
The Queen Rania Foundation (QRF), which has supported the launch of Edraak, envisions the use of the platform to showcase Arab role models by broadcasting short online courses by practitioners and professionals from a variety of fields spanning the arts and sciences.
The platform enables the Arab world to take advantage of the international interest in regional affairs to tell its own story to the world. Arab university professors and regional experts can use the platform to give courses in English about the region and its history. This will serve to inform a global audience that is interested in the region’s development.
Edraak has developed ‘blended’ courses in partnership with Jordanian universities and has also partnered with NGOs and other organisations to provide course content and technological solutions to education delivery in refugee camps in the region.