Education Technology Policies In The Middle East

Author: Michael Lightfoot
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331933266X
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Education Technology Policies In The Middle East from the Author: Michael Lightfoot. This book explores the potential educational technologies have for transforming education in the Middle East. Although technology has increasingly become a part of classrooms around the globe over recent decades, its application in classrooms in the MENA region remains underused and this book draws on a case study from the Arabian Gulf to examine the beneficial impact technologies have on teaching and learning. The book identifies the many social and cultural pressures that prevent government technology policies to be implemented in the way that the international community would find recognisable and acceptable and how education policy from the Global North is transplanted into a separate context without considering the different requirements. The study seeks to address the ways in which educational technology policy in government schools plays a part in the enactment of education reforms and how government policy aspirations are played out in practice. diviv>

E Learning In The Middle East And North Africa Mena Region

Author: Alan S. Weber
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319689991
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E Learning In The Middle East And North Africa Mena Region from the Author: Alan S. Weber. 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.

The Middle East Today

Author: Dona J. Stewart
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415782430
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The Middle East Today from the Author: Dona J. Stewart. The new edition of The Middle East Todayprovides an accessible and comprehensive introductory textbook for undergraduate students of Middle East Studies, Middle East politics and geography. This updated and revised edition features a host of pedagogical features to assist students with their learning, including; detailed maps and images, case studies on key issues, boxed sections and suggestions for further reading. The book highlights the current issues facing the Middle East, linking them to the rich political, geographical and cultural history of the region. The author examines the crises and conflicts, both current and potential, likely to dominate the region in coming years. The second edition has been fully updated and revised to include discussion of such recent events as: the effects of the Arab Spring Turkey’s growing influence in the region the dramatic increase in Iran’s nuclear capabilities Usama bin Laden’s death and declining support for violent extremist movements in the Middle East. Further supplemented by a companion website containing sample chapters, a selection of maps formatted for use in presentations, and annotated links to online resources and websites, TheMiddle East Today is an essential resource for all students of Middle East Studies, Middle East politics and geography.

Ethical Technology Use Policy And Reactions In Educational Settings

Author: Beycioglu, Kadir
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466618833
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Ethical Technology Use Policy And Reactions In Educational Settings from the Author: Beycioglu, Kadir. As computers are increasingly integrated into the classroom, instructors must address a number of pressing ethical questions regarding online behavior, course design, cyberbullying, and student cyber behavior. Ethical Technology Use, Policy, and Reactions in Educational Settings provides state-of-the-art research on the impact of ethical computer use in academia and emphasizes the cyberphilosophical aspects of human-computer interactions. It provides significant analysis of the ethical use of educational Internet and computer applications.

Economic And Political Change In The Middle East Rle Economy Of Middle East

Author: Elias H. Tuma
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317594657
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Economic And Political Change In The Middle East Rle Economy Of Middle East from the Author: Elias H. Tuma. In the early 1960s the Middle East suffered from political instability, inefficiency of government, widespread poverty and inequality, low productivity, and a mounting population pressure on the region’s resources. With the exception of some of the oil-exporting countries, the entire region still suffers from these same burdens. There have been many studies in the economic development and industrialization of the region in recent years. This study is different, motivated by scepticism and a sense of intellectual frustration and apprehension because of the apparent inadequacy of socioeconomic and political development in the Middle East. First published in 1987.

Education For A Knowledge Society In Arabian Gulf Countries

Author: Alexander W. Wiseman
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1783508345
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Education For A Knowledge Society In Arabian Gulf Countries from the Author: Alexander W. Wiseman. This volume investigates the agendas and initiatives for using education to transition Gulf communities from being dependent on natural resources into knowledge societies. This volume presents information, case studies and empirical research about the development of information-based economies across the Arabian Gulf as a whole.

Secondary School External Examination Systems

Author: Barend Vlaardingerbroek
Publisher: Cambria Press
ISBN: 1604976004
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Secondary School External Examination Systems from the Author: Barend Vlaardingerbroek. Summative assessment has been a contentious issue in educational circles for several decades, particularly high-stakes assessment events which arise at various junctures of the school cycle, especially those at the end of it. The French Baccalaureat and English A-Levels and their numerous clones throughout the francophone and anglophone worlds are household names and represent milestone events in people's lives, as their outcomes are principal determinants of young people's future prospects. These examinations are external--they are devised, conducted and processed by agencies outside the schools, usually ministerial examination units. As such, they act as 'blind' arbiters of student achievement, providing the proverbial 'level playing field' which ensures the comparability of outcomes. In the pyramidal school structures of yesteryear, examinations acted as filters, regulating the progression of pupils to subsequent tiers of formal education. Exit points occurred from primary school level up, from where unsuccessful candidates could enter the labour force and/or embark on occupationally specific further education and training. With the modernisation of the labour market and an ever-higher social demand for access to higher levels of formal education, the filtering function of examinations at lower levels of schooling has been gradually eroded, while burgeoning numbers of students at the upper secondary level have brought about reforms that include curricular diversification and sometimes radical overhauls of terminating assessment systems (including the modification and, in some instances, abandonment of external examinations). This edited volume brings together the experiences of twenty examination systems from around the world to show how these dynamic entities have adapted over time to the changing context of schooling. Following an introduction by Stephen P. Heyneman of World Bank repute, there are sixteen chapters presenting Country Case Studies, which have been written up under common subheadings, thereby highlighting the comparative nature of the work and facilitating cross-referencing. The subsequent four chapters elaborate on the theme of 'external examinations beyond national borders', including a contribution by the International Baccalaureate Organisation. A defining feature of the work is the attention it pays to what it calls the 'nuts and bolts' of external examinations, from question-setting to grading procedures. These are, it is argued, instrumental in nurturing and maintaining public confidence in external examinations. The book will be of immense value to people involved in educational policy studies, especially strategic educational planning, as well as those directly concerned with formal assessment. The work has been written to appeal to a wide audience of informed persons--it is accessible to teachers and interested laypeople, as well as to academics."

Essentials Of Educational Technology 3rd Edition

Author: J.C. Aggarwal
Publisher: Vikas Publishing House
ISBN: 9325976153
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Essentials Of Educational Technology 3rd Edition from the Author: J.C. Aggarwal. Specially designed as a standard text for teacher training colleges, this book is essentially 'student-centred' and 'examination-oriented'. It has stood the test of time as it fully meets the changing needs of the students preparing for BEd, LT, BT and BA (Edu) examinations, and provides a comprehensive treatment of all topics on which questions are usually asked. The book aims at enabling students not only to have a complete grasp of the concepts, but also obtain maximum marks in the examinations. Practical approach of the book also makes it useful for in-service programmes for various categories of personnel in education, and its authoritative coverage makes it relevant in the Middle-East and South-East Asian countries. Readers will find it a trustworthy friend, philosopher and guide. The third edition accounts for the advances in technology during the last seven years (when this book was last revised) as also the changing educational system. NEW IN THE THIRD EDITION • Additional chapters on: ● Hardware Technology, Audio Visual Aids and Media in Education ● Computer and Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) ● Software, Courseware Development and Design Considerations ● Internet and I-learning • Enlargement and subsequent splitting of the chapter on Mass Media into Mass Media-I and Mass Media-II—the second part to focus on TV • Augmented question bank at the end of chapters that includes objective-type questions, like MCQs and Fill in the blanks • Improved readability and presentation