Title: How flexible is e-learning in the educational institutions: the Arab universities' case study

Authors: Khalid Alrawi, Khalifa H. Jaber

Addresses: Al-Ain University of Science and Technology, P.O. Box: 64141, AL-Ain, UAE. ' Al-Ain University of Science and Technology, P.O. Box: 64141, AL-Ain, UAE

Abstract: The ever-growing interest of educational institutions and academic communities in e-learning and the increasing number of related papers and papers reflect the need for improving or creating new theories that better support e-learning. This paper discusses the view prevailing in educational institutions, in general, and the Arab universities, in particular, in terms of their continuous efforts to adopt and expand the implementation and integration of information technologies in teaching and learning. Officials at these institutions believe that e-Learning has the potential to promote learning opportunities and equity through the use of technology. This research is an exploratory one that reflects academics point of view of e-learning in Abu Dhabi and the UAE. As the Arab nations are diverse, it may not be possible to coordinate a single or unified education system.

Keywords: knowledge management; KM; UAE; e-learning; Arab universities; higher education; United Arab Emirates; online learning; web-based learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTGM.2008.018442

International Journal of Trade and Global Markets, 2008 Vol.1 No.2, pp.118 - 127

Published online: 22 May 2008 *

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