Issues and implications of integrating E-learning at Arab Universities

Ali Al-Musawi, Mary Lane-Kelso

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The developments of the 21st century in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) are considered to be distinctive landmarks of human creativity. These technologies have affected all life sectors, especially education, and have led to a new mode of education delivery-e-learning. In turn, e-learning has revolutionized educational learning styles and methods in higher education (HE) by extending the boundaries of learning beyond the traditional classroom into the homes and work places of society (Relan & Gillani, 1997; cited in Khan, 2005, p. 4). At the same time, e-learning has added new possibilities to education, which make it more engaging and motivating with the addition of sound, images, movement, and illustrations; in addition to multimedia, the robustness of these new communication and information resources promotes more information freedom, academic democracy, and equitable educational opportunities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Handbook of E-Learning Volume 2
Subtitle of host publicationImplementation and Case Studies
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781317643579
ISBN (Print)9781315760902
Publication statusPublished - Feb 20 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences

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