We are pleased to announce the inauguration ceremony of the Lebanese Center for Pedagogical Innovation (LCPI) that will take place on Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am at Arts, Sciences and Technology University in Lebanon (AUL), Beirut Campus, 9th/ 3rd floor.
The ceremony is under the patronage of the President of AUL, Mr. Adnan Hamze, and with the kind participation of our special guests:
Mr. Ahmad Jammal, Director General of Higher Education, MEHE, Lebanon
Mr. Hervé Sabourin, Head of the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie - Bureau de Moyen Orient (AUF-BMO),
Mr. Aref Al Soufi, Head of the National Erasmus+ Office in Lebanon
The LCPI is the fruit of the engagement of AUL in its long journey towards seeking excellence in teaching and learning. AUL had the chance to participate in the European Erasmus+ project called ADIP (Apprentissage à Distance et Innovation Pédagogique, http://www.tempus-adip.org/) that was managed by the AUF-BMO along with partner universities from Lebanon, Egypt, France, Belgium and Romania.
The center acquired a set of hardware and software equipment by end of 2017 as part of the project budget and by an internal investment from the university in order to be able to prototype, train on and use a variety of Information and Communication Tools for Education (ICTE). Subsequently, the work at the center has started on January 2018, and the center has already hosted and organized a series of workshops and seminars for the faculty members of AUL revolving around the use of Learning Management Systems (LMS) for blended learning, and the art of preparing and delivering distant learning content.
The ceremony will take place at the occasion of the organization of a 2-days workshop on the Design and Delivery of Open Online Courses & MOOCs that will be held on January 24-25. The workshop is delivered by our guest trainer Dr. Lilia Cheniti, University of Sousse, an expert in the domain from AUF network who already delivered similar workshops in Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Egypt and Lebanon.