MOOC, Gender Support for French-Language Universities

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Source : www.universityworldnews.com
Auteur : Jane Marshall
Date de l'info : 12 décembre 2014

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The Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie, or AUF, has launched two higher education initiatives aimed at French-speaking African and other developing countries. They are to introduce massive open online courses, or MOOCs, in partnership with the Swiss École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, and to establish an ‘equality for women’ network to counter gender discrimination in universities.

The agency has also extended to Senegal a distance teacher-training venture to improve the skills of schoolteachers of, and in, French.

The AUF promotes higher education and research in French-speaking universities throughout the world. It has headquarters in Montreal in Quebec, Canada, and links 800 institutions in about 100 countries.

The projects were presented in November in Dakar, Senegal, at the 15th Summit of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, or OIF, a Paris-based association of 77 French-speaking countries.

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