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Information Systems in UAE Education Sector: Security, Cultural, and Ethical Issues

Information Systems in UAE Education Sector: Security, Cultural, and Ethical Issues
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Author(s): Abbas Naser (Ministry of Education, Bahrain), Ibtisam Jaber (Hafsa School, Oman), Reem Jaber (Al Ain Primary School, UAE) and Khalidah Saeed (Cognition Education, UAE)
Copyright: 2013
Pages: 15
Source title: Information Systems Applications in the Arab Education Sector
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Fayez Albadri (Abu Dhabi University, UAE)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1984-5.ch011

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Abstract

This chapter demonstrates some of the most important issues pertaining to information systems, such as security, ethics, and culture in the Arab education sector. Despite the fact that there is an evident shortage of references on this important topic in the Arab region context, the authors managed to gather sufficient information to develop a reasonable insight that has led to suggesting recommendations for improvement in future studies. They demonstrate how the concerned issues are managed in the Arab region, with specific interest and focus at the UAE context. Ethics in information systems are very important, especially as information systems are global by nature; its impact cannot be limited. The UAE is part of the GCC countries, which represent the richest Arab countries, yet ethics are highly regarded. The second part of the chapter discusses information systems security issue related and the third is focused on the cultural issues. Although, separated for the purpose of research, cultural and ethical issues are inter-related and are very important, because both directly reflect the society’s morals, traditions, language, customs, et cetera.

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