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ERIC Number: ED500138
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 10
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ISSN: N/A
E-Learning as Part of Disaster Recovery Planning
Hanssen, Graeme M.; Rana, Tohid Ahmed
Online Submission, Paper presented at the International Educational Technology (IETC) Conference (7th, Nicosia, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, May 3-5, 2007)
The world has recently witnessed large natural disasters with the Asian tsunami, the Pakistan earthquake, etc, which has resulted in loss of life measured in hundreds of thousands. One or two years later surveys of reconstruction work have revealed less than 25% of schools have been re-established, implicating long term economic and social consequences. Disaster Recovery planning could include rapid deployment of E-learning systems adapted to disaster zones, even with an apparent lack of broadband telecommunications infrastructure. This paper proposes technically innovative solutions to the rapid re-starting of education in disaster-struck communities by introducing the concept of a mobile E-school. Planning for Disaster Recovery could include the solutions proposed herein, as it is also possible to imagine in this Globalization World that budgets of wealthier nations encompassing these concepts. (Contains 1 figure.)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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