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Information Systems Applications in the Arab Education Sector

Information Systems Applications in the Arab Education Sector
Author(s)/Editor(s): Fayez Albadri (Abu Dhabi University, UAE)
Copyright: ©2013
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1984-5
ISBN13: 9781466619845
ISBN10: 1466619848
EISBN13: 9781466619852


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Contributors to this comprehensive volume argue that the Arab educational system is dull, outdated, and stagnant and needs to adopt vibrant, innovative, and collaborative changes. This situation poses a financial, social, political, and professional challenge for most countries in the region.

Information Systems Applications in the Arab Education Sector is a rich source of knowledge about educational reforms through the adoption of information systems applications and technologies in the Arab region. It provides a comprehensive account of current initiatives, approaches, issues, and challenges in the Arab education sector as it develops more viable and effective educational models with the help of technology and information systems, and reflects on the investigations and research findings of academics and the experiences of prominent practitioners.

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Albadri, an academic at Abu Dhabi U. in the United Arab Emirates, and an educator, consultant, and manager specializing in management and information services and technology, assembles 22 chapters by academics, educators, and educational leaders from the Middle East who examine the status of information and communication technologies (ICT) applications in different Arab states, and the issues, challenges, and lessons learned. They report on the role of teachers; challenges associated with centralized governance of education, growth in the use of multimedia, and the role and impact of local culture on the adoption and utilization of new information systems and technologies in the UAE; ICT adoption and integration in Abu Dhabi; best practices and methodologies associated with the implementation and utilization of enterprise resource planning systems; the importance of admission and administration functions in higher education and the benefits of using ICT applications; issues and challenges related to the integration of ICT in education, including international partners and private sector involvement in Jordan, and security, ethical, and cultural issues in adoption; and the use of internet applications, tools, and social networks, such as wikis, discussion boards, and blogs, as well as parental supervision, computer-assisted language learning, blended and e-learning, internet online learning communities, and a learning object repository.

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Author's/Editor's Biography

Fayez Albadri (Ed.)
Fayez Albadri is a well established academic, educator, consultant and manager for over two decades. He holds a Doctorate in Management from MGSM Macquarie University in Sydney Australia, Master’s in Intelligent Information Processing Systems from University of Western Australia in Perth, Graduate Certificate in Computer Instructional Design from Edith Cowan University in Perth, and Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from University of Westminster in London, UK. He is recognized as IS&T Specialist and Management Expert for his record in managing IT projects, implementing ERP systems and e-business solutions. Dr. Albadri is a pioneer researcher and academic with important contributions in the areas of educational technology and instructional design, entrepreneurship and e-business, IT strategic planning, project management and risk management. He is renowned for his development of (IPRM) the Integrated Project-Risk Model and the introduction of (IELCM) the Integrated ERP Life-Cycle Management approach. He has also delivered numerous seminars and training workshops to hundreds of academics and professionals in Australia and the Middle East.


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