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Continuing Education to Serve Marginalized Communities

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April 25, 2019

1:00–2:00 pm EDT

In this presentation we will discuss the experience of Al-Quds Open University in providing continuing education and lifelong learning to the communities living in remote and marginalized areas as well as the communities suffering from poverty and underdeveloped services. Additionally, we will discuss how the continue education industry can benefit from distance education features to provide lifelong learning opportunities to all segments of the community. By the end of this session, students will be able to: 

  • Recognize the role of open education in catering to the continuing education needs of diversified groups of students. 
  • Discuss the open education concept in an occupied and segmented country as a means to provide continuous education and lifelong learning opportunities (“Education at your doorstep”). 
  • Identify how open education and technological environments increase the role of continue education. 
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Mahmoud Hawamdeh

Mr. Mahmoud Hawamdeh working as Director of Continuing Education and Community Service at the Al-Quds Open University. He is responsible for the overall direction, development, coordination, and supervision of Continuing Education and Community Service Center (CEC). Mr. Hawamdeh was involved in the management of several projects implemented by the CEC and funded by International organizations as Mobile educational Center funded by CRDP/UNDP, Action Research for E-Learning in Palestine School funded by Belgian Development Agency (BTC) and Virtual Reality as an innovative and impressive tool in Palestinian Higher Education Institutions. Mr. Hawamdeh worked as Head of Training and Development department at the Information and Communication Technology Center (ICTC) in Al-Quds Open University, where he established this department to become one of the leading ICT training service providers in Palestine. Several training projects were implemented by this department includes training courses funded by Mercy Corps & USAID, GTZ, ISESCO & PNCECS, UNDP, UNRWA.... etc. Prior to joining Al-Quds Open University, he worked as Training Manager at Oracle Training Center in Arab Technology Systems (ATS) where he was responsible for training programs offered by ATS. In his Professional career, Mr. Hawamdeh delivered several papers and presentation in national and international conferences:

  • Keynote Speaker in the 7th International Social Studies Education Symposium (http://usbes2018.ahievran.edu.tr/), which was held at Ahi Evran University between dates of October 11 -13, 2018.
  • Guest Speaker in the International Symposium of Education and Values (ISOEVA) (http://isoeva.com/), which was held in Turkey between dates 05-08 October 2017.
  • An international speaker in the UALL ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2016, which was held in the University of Oxford (https://www.uall.ac.uk/2016-annual-conference).
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