Title: Research trends of ICT delivery systems in Malaysian higher education institutions: a content analysis

Authors: Irfan N. Umar, Nur Hidayah Kamal, Nurullizam Jamiat, Mona Masood, Wan Fauzy Wan Ismail

Addresses: Centre for Instructional Technology and Multimedia, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia. ' Centre for Instructional Technology and Multimedia, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia. ' Centre for Instructional Technology and Multimedia, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia. ' Centre for Instructional Technology and Multimedia, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia. ' Centre for Instructional Technology and Multimedia, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia

Abstract: Although the use of ICT in Malaysian higher education institutions is nothing new, there is a need to study its delivery systems| trends. A content analysis was carried out on 100 articles published in the latest four Malaysian Educational Technology Convention proceedings. The ICT delivery systems| trends were identified and clustered into three main categories: computer-based delivery (focusing on the use of CD-ROMs and stand-alone platforms), web-based delivery (utilising Web 1.0 technology) and technology-enhanced learning which focuses on the combination of Web 2.0 and other modern electronic devices. The features, details and examples of each delivery system are discussed.

Keywords: content analysis; ICT; information technology; communications technology; intercultural delivery systems; technology enhanced learning; web-based delivery; computer-based delivery; higher education; Malaysia; electronic learning; e-learning; online learning; intercultural information management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIIM.2010.035301

International Journal of Intercultural Information Management, 2010 Vol.2 No.2, pp.153 - 163

Published online: 21 Sep 2010 *

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