JUST CRS Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)
The JUST-CRS has created 13 Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) as part of its electronic archiving of the CRS courses, but also as part of its continuing education and professional development of occupational therapists and physical therapists in Jordan as well as the Arab world. These MOOC courses are cordially sponsored by JUST-CRS; a funded project by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union entitled (Establishment of an interdisciplinary Clinical rehabilitation sciences master program at JUST JUST-CRS). It is expected that these MOOC courses will be posted on “JUST Maharat Platform”; a new free elearning platform for all, affiliated with the Centre for E-Learning & Open Educational Resources, Jordan University of Science & Technology. The courses were completed and processed by PEAK MENA AudioVisual Company based in Amman, Jordan.
The topics are related to a variety of topics in rehabilitation sciences, ranging from specialized topics such as sensory processing, task oriented approach, evidence based clinical skills such as cervical and lumbar spine rehabilitation, to more general topics about pain and sleep as well as research methodologies and research ethics.
From his side, the director of JUST-CRS project, Dr Mohammad Nazzal, explains that “this training program is part of many other activities aiming to expand and spread the knowledge to students and professionals. Besides, this project should serve as taster courses for what to expect in our JUST-CRS master program. Our ultimate goal is to improve the quality of interdisciplinary clinical rehabilitation Services and to build the capacity of the Rehabilitation higher education and also the practicing therapists”