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ERIC Number: ED472710
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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A Confident Arab Scholar: Faculty Development and Technology.
Sabieh, Christine
The use of information technology (IT) in higher education in Arab universities must become a reality. Equipping the institutes of education with the technology does not mean that the education system has fulfilled the requirement for such change. The key component to implement such change is the educator, especially the educator in the higher institutes of learning, since he is looked upon as a leader in educational reform. However, to do so, faculty development must be initiated to enable the educator to make educated decisions on how to integrate IT into the teaching and learning environment to enhance the overall learning process. Building confidence in the educator remains the universal pedagogical challenge. The author believes that this challenge can be addressed only when an educator understands the relationship between IT and learning theories and conditions, when he has familiarity with the technology and the application in question, when he can use IT effectively in the learning environment, and when he accepts his new role. Armed with such knowledge and skill, the highly respected Arab scholar or training is empowered and ready to act. (Contains 49 references.) (Author/MES)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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