Digital Learning – Accessibility and Teaching Quality

The Internet allows one to reach realms of knowledge using digital tools without the need to be physically present in class. In order to maximize the potential of digital learning online academic courses are being developed. These courses are an efficient means of improving teaching quality and the learning experience, while making higher education more accessible.

Through this initiative, state-of-the-art academic online courses are being produced, which offer lecturers a variety of tools and options, such as interactive presentations and videos, that help improve the transfer of knowledge and enhance the students’ learning experience.

Online courses are free, open, and accessible to all, and therefore help reduce societal gaps while allowing potential students and the public at large to freely sample a variety of subjects an

d disciplines and to make informed decisions about what to study and where.

In order to connect to the global digital learning revolution, the State of Israel has joined the international edX platform established by Harvard University and MIT. This permits local academic institutions to offer courses on the platform, which appear under the caption IsraelX. Additionally, edX assisted in establishing an Israeli platform, Campus, on which courses offered by academic institutions in Israel are also made accessible.

The Council for Higher Education promotes the production of online courses through a series of calls for proposals, which offer financial support. The headquarters for this national initiative – Digital Israel – in the Ministry for Social Equality is a partner in this process.