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ERIC Number: ED526803
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
National E-Learning Strategy to Enhance and Enrich the Iraqi Universities
Elameer, Amer Saleem; Idrus, Rozhan M.
Online Submission, US-China Education Review A 4 p481-496 2011
Nowadays, the HE (higher education) sector of Iraq has suffered severe disruption and mass destruction due to the war and, in general, only 10% of its remaining operational sectors are in the acceptable conditions. This research is an attempt to plan a PS (proposed strategy) for the Iraqi HE sector that can be executed easily in Iraq as a part of the rebuilding of the country and critical sectors, especially education. Before designing the PS, a specially formulated questionnaire using six-point Likert scale was distributed to 350 Iraqi professors and universities academic staff, and the results obtained showed that the problems faced in establishing such an e-learning network in the HE sector included missing infrastructure, well-trained staff, outside world help and the relevant budgets. A comprehensive e-learning strategy has been designed with models that were found through discovering the using of e-learning in one of the pioneers of distance education universities in Asia: the USM (Universiti Sains Malaysia) which has a complete e-learning system with a state of the art video conferencing delivery system and an electronic portal. This was complemented by the Badrul Huda Khan octagonal eight-dimension e-learning model. The educational activities were taken as a yardstick in the design of e-learning systems and educational activities for Iraq. The PS plays a major role in fixing an e-learning policy to the government and the ministry of HE in Iraq. (Contains 6 figures and 4 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iraq