Orient Virtual School – Distance Learning

The instability and daily dangers in Syria have deprived most students, if not all, of the opportunity to learn, especially the large numbers of students displaced to border areas where they cannot find adequate schools or cannot get to them. Thus, Orient for Human Relief started the Orient Virtual School project by the beginning of 2014 to allow Syrian students to pursue their education from their homes, or anywhere else in the world, while only having to attend final examination at end of the school year at Orient School in Reyhanli.

This educational project began when “Orient for Human Relief” applied the idea of e-learning (distance learning) to the Libyan-curriculum high-school students. Upon registration, students could follow their classes in school throughout the semester via the school’s electronic website. At the end of the semester, Orient for Human Relief transported the students in special buses to the examination center and insured that only their personal ID would allow them to travel between Syria and Turkey.

The Importance of Distance Learning

The great advances in technology, especially the integration of the Internet in virtually every field, have contributed effectively to the emergence of the so-called “virtual education” or “e-learning”, which has improved the performance of both teachers and learners and allowed students to learn and gain knowledge without having to leave their homes.

E-Learning Tools

E-learning depends on the use of several tools that support the process of education and present the scientific material to learners in different forms using computers, Internet, video recordings, electronic tablets and other electronic teaching aids. In recent years, the Arab world has witnessed many initiatives in terms of distance education, the most prominent of which are the Syrian and Tunisian virtual universities, in addition to other universities in Egypt, Algeria, Sudan, Libya, UAE, Palestine, etc.

How Orient Virtual School Works

E-lectures are recorded by a select group of adequate teachers and are uploaded in a timely manner every week on the Orient Virtual School web page, where students can view and download them on their personal computers.

Interactions between students and teachers are facilitated, either via private emails, or through the website where students’ can post their comments or questions regarding any lecture. Furthermore, there are closed discussion groups for students, as well as other groups for teachers.

The school conducts monthly quizzes for students in the form of MCQs to prepare them for final examination which is a comprehensive test that follows the same format.

The Virtual Education service offered by Orient for Human Relief provides everyone, including the under-educated, with the opportunity to take classes and learn electronically wherever they have Internet access. The use of multimedia and modern teaching tools enhances students’ skills and abilities for better scientific achievements.

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Some Lessons in Orient Virtual School

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