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Development of Climate Change Online Modules To Improve Environmental Engineering Curriculum of Jordanian and Syrian Universities
Climate Change has been identified as one of the greatest environmental, social and economic threats facing the planet and humanity today. The Mid-dle East is one of the regions most affected by climate change, with Jordan and Syria already facing serious problems related to available water re-sources, and environmental quality. This work aims to describe the process of developing online modules under the EGREEN Project to reinforce/ insert themes related to climate change in the environmental engineering courses at Jordanian and Syrian universities. The EGREEN project aims to ensure that universities in Jordan and Syria can offer high quality education that is compatible with European standards and meet the needs of the emerging knowledge society market, and strengthening the environmental area, using distance learning. Following the ADDIE model (Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, Evaluate), online modules were developed within the scope of the EGREEN project. To follow this model, information was collected by: di-rect observation, consulting internal project documents, conducting inter-views with students and teachers, and participating in focus groups. The Moodle learning platform was selected for implement purposes. Twelve EGREEN modules were developed and implemented in 6 Jordanian and 3 Syrian universities. The development of EGREEN modules allowed envi-ronmental engineering students to deepen their knowledge on climate change, preparing to face their future professional challenges.