ERIC Number: EJ792152
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
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Building Capacity for Oman's Online Teacher Training: Making an International Partnership Work
Sales, Gregory C.; Al-Rahbi, Fathiya
Educational Technology, v48 n2 p34-37 Mar-Apr 2008
The Sultanate of Oman recently investigated the viability of online teacher training through a joint project funded by the U.S. Middle East Partnership Initiative and the Oman Ministry of Education. One aspect of the project was to build sufficient capacity within the Ministry to enable Oman to produce online training in the future. This article describes the team's composition, concerns, challenges, and the solutions implemented to ensure the partnership's success, drawing conclusions for similar international efforts.
Descriptors: Online Courses, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Partnerships in Education, Pilot Projects, Computer Uses in Education, Web Based Instruction, Cultural Context, Educational Development, International Programs, Interpersonal Communication
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Oman; United States