Transforming education in the State of Palestine offers new job prospects
Nour Mezied joined Go Digital to become an online tutor, and now secured a long-term job in the United Arab Emirates
The situation in public and private education in the State of Palestine changed after COVID-19 cases rose in the country in 2020. While schools and universities remained closed, they successfully transitioned to online education.
"I am very proud to be a trainee in the first eLearning course in Palestine”, says Nour Mezied, a recent graduate from the Faculty of Education in the Department of English Language and Teaching Methods at Alaqsa University of Gaza.
Nour applied for an online tutoring training with the International Trade Centre’s Go Digital Project and was selected. The project focuses on eLearning to enable education graduates in Gaza to meet the demand on digital learning platforms and thus access new employment opportunities.
Through the intensive training with 170 hours over five months, the young graduate learned how to use learning design models to transform content into an interactive curriculum, producing storyboards and prototypes for online courses prior to the design process.
She was then trained to produce and use a range of programmes specialized in producing educational materials and modules, including images, videos, sound, text, graphics and animations. Nour is now apt in using Zoom and Google Classroom when teaching her students.
The 23-year-old now works as an online tutor with students based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Creating interactive materials, allows Nour to exchange with her students in a creative, attractive, user-friendly, and concise manner.
Additionally, she recently landed a long-term job with an educational designing company in the United Arab Emirates, where she is responsible for designing the structure of the course, layout, content and storyboard.
About the project
Go Digital is an International Trade Centre initiative in partnership with the Business and Technology Incubator in the State of Palestine, funded by the Government of Japan.