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Kuwait

  • Salah Al-SharhanEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter surveys the development and current state of e-learning in the State of Kuwait. The author surveys the general social, economic, historical, and demographic background of Kuwait and provides a review of its educational system. Analysis and statistics on the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure, usage of ICT in the country, and challenges and barriers to ICT implementation in education, business, and government are also provided. The chapter further explores in detail the major e-learning platforms, initiatives, and projects throughout the country. Information is additionally provided on accreditation, teacher training programs, and the regulatory framework of e-learning. Finally, the author speculates on the future development of e-learning in Kuwait. A comprehensive bibliography on e-learning scholarship related to the country, including government reports and websites, appears at the end of the chapter.

Keywords

Kuwait E-learning Web-based learning ICT Internet Education Distance learning 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentGulf University for Science and TechnologyW. Mishref CityKuwait

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