E-Learning in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region

  • Alan S. Weber
  • Sihem Hamlaoui

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Mahieddine Djoudi
    Pages 1-25
  3. Nina Abdul Razzak
    Pages 27-53
  4. Adem Salhi, Hamlaoui Sihem
    Pages 55-66
  5. Mahmoud M. El-Khouly
    Pages 67-92
  6. Kourosh Fathi Vajargah, Esmaeil Jafari
    Pages 93-122
  7. Ahmed Sameer Alnuaimi
    Pages 123-138
  8. Yoav Yair
    Pages 139-161
  9. Mofeed Abumosa, Sawsan Mashal
    Pages 163-192
  10. Salah Al-Sharhan
    Pages 193-224
  11. Fawzi Baroud
    Pages 225-242
  12. Aisha Ammar Almansuri
    Pages 243-262
  13. Rachida Ajhoun, Najima Daoudi
    Pages 263-283
  14. Ali Sharaf Al Musawi
    Pages 285-308
  15. Khitam Shraim
    Pages 309-332
  16. Alan S. Weber
    Pages 333-354
  17. Alan S. Weber
    Pages 355-381
  18. Hala Dalbani
    Pages 383-406
  19. Hamlaoui Sihem
    Pages 407-432
  20. Jennie Lavine, Richard Croome
    Pages 433-450
  21. Mohammed Q. Shormani, Yehia A. AlSohbani
    Pages 451-482
  22. Rachida Ajhoun, Najima Daoudi
    Pages E1-E2
  23. Back Matter
    Pages 483-507

About this book


In the last decade, due to factors of ICT infrastructural and broadband maturation, rising levels of educational attainment and computer literacy, and diversification strategies, e-learning has exploded in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. However, significant barriers remain in the region’s e-learning development: lack of research on outcomes and effectiveness, paucity of Arabic language learning objects, monopolies and high cost of telecommunications, cultural taboos, accreditation, censorship, and teacher training.

This unique volume is the first comprehensive effort to describe the history, development, and current state of e-learning in each of the 20 MENA countries from Algeria to Yemen. Each entry is expertly written by a specialist who is acutely familiar with the state of e-learning in their respective country, and concludes with a bibliography of key reports, peer-reviewed books and articles, and web resources.

E-Learning in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) proves itself as a vital compendium for a wide readership that includes academics and students, transnational program directors, international education experts, MENA government departments, commercial vendors and investors, and ICT development and regulatory agencies involved in e-learning in the Middle East. 


e-learning Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Web-based learning Computers Education Educational technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Alan S. Weber
    • 1
  • Sihem Hamlaoui
    • 2
  1. 1.PremedicalWeill Cornell Medicine - Qatar PremedicalDohaQatar
  2. 2.LinguisticsPhilipps-Universität MarburgMarburgGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-68998-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-68999-9
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