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E-Learning in the Arab Gulf: Responding to the Changing World of Education

  • Nabil Sultan
  • Sylvia van de Bunt-Kokhuis
  • Christopher Davidson
  • Alain Sentini
  • David Weir
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Abstract

E-learning is an umbrella concept for self-paced or instructor-led online learning in and outside schools worldwide. E-learning refers to computer-enabled transfer of skills and knowledge. It concerns a variety of electronically supported learning and teaching activities. The information and communications technology (ICT) and the Internet serve as mediums and provider for the e-learning process. In the last two decades, the e-learning domain is rapidly growing, since the Internet was made widely available to the public and industry in the 1990s. Nowadays, e-learning activities such as content transfer, training exercises, and communication may be enabled via the Internet or the intranet of a school or university. Electronic means like audio, CD ROMS, video, TV, or the latest mobile (phone) devices may further facilitate the e-learning environment and create connectivity almost everywhere you go.

Keywords

Global Position System Saudi Arabia Online Social Network Arab Country Arab World 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nabil Sultan
    • 1
  • Sylvia van de Bunt-Kokhuis
    • 2
  • Christopher Davidson
    • 3
  • Alain Sentini
    • 4
  • David Weir
    • 5
  1. 1.Hope Business SchoolLiverpool Hope UniversityLiverpoolUK
  2. 2.Vrije UniversityAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Durham UniversityDurhamUK
  4. 4.Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-UniversityDubaiUAE
  5. 5.Suffolk University CampusSuffolkUK

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