Webinar "LETS CELEBRATE" International Education Day 2021

Sunday 24 January 2021


Link (Microsoft Teams): https://urlz.fr/eIsf

Registration: https://forms.gle/rJ8TEc2tWyBnPTWm9





As part of the LETS Learning Labs project activities, having for objective setting up a network of Learning Labs between the University of Sousse in Tunisia, the University of Alexandria in Egypt, the AUL University Beirut in Lebanon and the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, joint activities related to educational innovation and digital technology are designed and deployed.

Several joint online debate sessions organized by partners of this network and involving experts to discuss issues related to education, are periodically organized.


On the occasion of the International Education Day 2021, the Learning Lab of the University of Alexandria in Egypt coordinated by Pr. Ghada El Khayat and the Learning Lab of the University of Sousse in Tunisia coordinated by Pr. Lilia Cheniti organize a webinar on Sunday January 24th, 2021 named "LETS CELEBRATE" under the theme ‘Recover and Revitalize Education for the COVID-19 Generation’ identified by Unesco for this year celebration. Experts from the four countries involved in the LETS Learning Labs network will discuss 4 topics within the theme of this Webinar:

  • Prof. Barbara Class from the University of Geneva in Switzerland will present the main challenges of education, particularly those relating to the acquisition of digital skills and the importance of open education.
  • Prof. Ouajdi Korbaa from the University of Sousse in Tunisia will analyze the role of educational technologies in promoting sustainable development, particularly in times of crisis (health, social and economic).
  • Prof. Sami Nassar from Cairo University in Egypt will examine the social impact of the health crisis in relation to equity of access to education as well as the role played by technologies in this aspect.
  • Prof. Nathalie Rouphael from the Lebanese University in Beirut, Lebanon will examine the way learning environments and initiatives favoring educational innovation that have been put in place during this health crisis caused by Covid-19.



International Day of Education

Recover and Revitalize Education for the COVID-19 Generation

An Initiative of Alexandria and Sousse Universities Learning Labs

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Speakers Biography

Barbara Class

Barbara Class is a research and teaching collaborator at Tecfa, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences. She teaches qualitative research methodology in the Master of Science in Learning and Teaching Technologies; research approaches in the the pre-doctoral training for research in digital education, DU REN; and offers a course on the distance learning coordinator in the e-learning continuing education programme. Her research interests include teaching and learning research methodology; designing and implementing on-line or blended learning programmes, mainly with a design based research approach; open education; active learning and teaching strategies. She also works as instructional designer and distance learning coordinator at the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting since 2004.



Pr Ouajdi KORBAA obtained in 1995 the Engineering Diploma from the Ecole Centrale de Lille (France), and in the same year, the Master degree in Production Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of Lille (France). He is Ph.D. in Production Management, Automatic Control and Computer Sciences of the University of Sciences and Technologies of Lille (France) since 1998. He also obtained, from the same university, the “Habilitation to Supervise Researches” degree in Computer Sciences in 2003. He is full Professor in the University of Sousse. He published around 140 research papers on scheduling, performance evaluation, discrete optimization, design, and monitoring. He is dean of Institute of Computer Science and Communication Techniques (University of Sousse) 2011-2017 and 2020-2023 and member of the University Council 2017-2020.

He led the department of E-learning of the University of Sousse 2008-2011 and member of the University Council of the Virtual University of Tunis. He is member of several pedagogic innovation projects (LETS Learning Lab, SlideWiki, …) and is currently scientific adviser representing Tunisia in the scientific council ICT-H2020 of  the European Commission.


Sami Mohamed Nassar  

He is a Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education, Cairo University, Egypt.

Dean of the Faculty of Educational Studies, National Egyptian, E-Learning University (EELU) (2012- )

Former Dean of the Graduate School of Education, Cairo University, (2006-2012)

Author of several books that are concerned with lifelong learning and adult Education such as:

Lifelong learning in the Arab Region: Policy Implications. UNESCO (2019

The Status of Adult Learning and Education in the Arab States: Regional Report (CONFINTEA VI) UIL, (2017).

Education for Difference (2016),

Educational Issues in a Globalized and Post-Modern Era (2006)

New Trends in Adult Education (2002)

Member in several national and regional bodies, such as: -Egyptian Supreme Council of Universities, National Council of Women (Egypt), Supreme Council of Culture - and the Arab Feminist Union.


Nathalie Rouphael

Nathalie began her career in 2002 as a French teacher in public schools then went on to work as career counselor (DOPS) at MEHE.

Since then Nathalie has follow multiple national and international trainings (France, China, USA, Egypt) helped her to get the title of TOT in multiple field like developing hybrid courses, online training (with CNED) and creating MOOCs that involved teachers across the country. 

As part of this effort she has elaborate the development of new curricula for Languages and Social Studies for Lebanese Technical Schools with the support of GIZ organization. Since the inception of Language department at the Faculty of Sciences (Lebanese University), Nathalie has served as French Coordinator, beside that she serves as coach at the Faculty of Pedagogy also at the Lebanese University.

Nathalie is as a member of numerous committee exams (national and international) like Official academic and technical exams, DELF/ DALF/ TCF (with the French Institute).

Nathalie has recently graduated from Harvard Graduate School of Education as a fellow of the Middle East Professional Learning Initiative (MEPLI) and became regional convener in favor of this fellowship. And she attended Training the Coaches with New York University on Critical thinking and instructional dialogue.

Nathalie has one book and some publications in French Literature. She has conducted workshops for the new approaches/Methodology in teaching French language in both national and international conferences. Nathalie speaks Arabic, French and English.  She enjoys traveling. She is a doctorate candidate in French literature after receiving a diploma in consulting from Saint Joseph University, Beirut. And recently, she got a diploma from Notting Hill college in England as Trainer of Trainers.


Moderators Biography

Dr. Lilia Cheniti Belcadhi

She’s an associate professor and Researcher of Computer Sciences at the Higher Institute of Computer Sciences and Communication Technologies, University of Sousse, Tunisia, and a graduate of the University of Braunschweig in Germany where she read for an engineer and master’s degree in Computer Sciences. She is a member of the PRINCE Research Lab at the University of Sousse and was associate researcher at the Computer Science department at Telecom Bretagne, Brest in France. Her PhD was realized in collaboration with the Semantic Web group at the Institute of Information Systems of the University of Hannover in Germany.  She has also a diploma of « Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches » (HDR) in Computer Sciences. Her research interests include Technology Enhanced Learning, Semantic Web and E-assessment and Elearning She is associated as Technology Enhanced Learning Expert with many national and International organizations (VUT : Virtual University of Tunis, AUF (Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie, ILO: International Labor Organization).  She is involved, as part of her ongoing research, in several e-learning projects and has co-authored various online courses and a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Object Oriented Modeling of Computer applications. She is coauthor of the first Computer Sciences MOOC in Tunisia, hosted on FUN 5France Université Numérique) for two sessions in 2015 and 2016. She led the online learning department and is currently coordinator of Pedagogical Innovation Unit at her University. Her recent Technology Enhanced Learning Projects are : LET’SEGA (2017-2019): A Framework for Assessment of Competencies based on (2019-2020)Serious Games for Lebanon, Egypt and Tunisia; Learning Lab LETS (Lebanon, Egypt,, Tunisia and Switzerland) in MENA  Network; Erasmus+ InSIDE project (2019-2021) (Including Student with Impairments in Distance Education) and OBTAIN Project (Digitalization of  Liberal Arts Skills for Job Seekers and NEETs in MENA Region : Egypt, Tunisia and France) (2021-2023).

Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Lilia_Cheniti-Belcadhi

DBLP: https://dblp.org/pers/c/Cheniti=Belcadhi:Lilia.html


Ghada El Khayat

Dr. Ghada El Khayat holds a Bachelor Degree in Communications Engineering from Alexandria  University (1989), a Masters Degree in Project Management from Senghor University (1995) and a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada (2003). Currently, she is a Full Professor and the Chairperson of the Information Systems and Computers Department at the Faculty of Commerce, Alexandria University. Dr. El Khayat has worked, full time, in different international big projects where she had both technical tasks involving the implementation and testing of new systems and project management tasks involving planning, cost estimating and cost control. In her career as a university professor, she taught a variety of courses at the undergraduate, Masters, Ph.D, MBA, and EMBA levels in Egypt, Canada and a number of Arab and Middle Eastern countries. One of the courses that she introduced in the curricula and that she is proud of is “Management of Technology and Innovation” that she teaches for over 10 years today. In this course she coaches students to develop their entrepreneurial skills and to produce in groups ICT based Innovation. She has organized a number of student competitions in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Dr. El Khayat introduced the Innov Egypt training in Alexandria University, a brand of the “Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center- TIEC”, an arm of the Egyptian Ministry of Communication and Information Technology. She has served as jury member for National and International Entrepreneurship Competitions. She has also participated in a number of acceleration and incubation activities both virtually and in a Face to Face setting. She is a consultant and trainer to the industry in areas of Information Systems Project Management, Information Technology Strategy and Decision Making. 

Dr. El Khayat has supervised over 50 graduation projects in Faculties of Commerce and Engineering. She also supervised research for over 20 Ph.D. and Master’s students. Dr. El Khayat has published over 40 papers in peer reviewed conferences and journals in addition to a couple of book chapters published internationally. She is the principal investigator (PI) of a number of research projects of Alexandria University. She is the Head of the “Pedagogical Innovation and Distance Learning-ADIP” Unit, Alexandria University and a regional expert of the “Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie-AUF” in areas of Information Technology and Digital Learning.