We are excited to welcome AfghanX, an e-learning initiative from the ministry of education in Afghanistan, to the global community of edX partners.
The ministry of education’s goal with this partnership is to incorporate digital technologies into teaching, learning and research and ultimately increasing the employability of Afghan men and women in the workplace. AfghanX will increase access to high quality education for its citizens, while creating new online courses and programs that address Afghanistan’s strategic academic objectives.
The first offering from AfghanX is Contemporary Manuscript Illumination of Herat, a course designed to teach learners various ways to create an illuminated manuscript. This practice is considered a national art in Afghanistan, and is used primarily for religious, scholarly and historical manuscripts. This course is currently open for enrollment and available to start.
We are excited to partner with an initiative that shares our goal to increase access to high quality education for learners everywhere. Please join me in welcoming AfghanX to edX!