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Title: Strategies for Developing an e-Learning Curriculum for Library and Information Science (LIS) Schools in the Muslim World
Authors: Abubakar, Bappah Magaji
Basri Hassan
Issue Date: 17-Nov-2011
Publisher: International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
Abstract: The emergence of information and communication technologies (ICTs), particularly the Internet and other related technologies have brought about a fundamental and dramatic shift in the global educational system, which is changing by the day. This shift has manifested in the form of e-learning where ICTs such as the computer, the Internet and intranet, CD-ROMS are used as tools for teaching and learning. Thus, e-learning has become an integral part of the 21st century education and training which is adopted by different institutions. The paper discusses the concepts of e-learning and curriculum development. It also addresses the critical needs for developing an e-learning curriculum for LIS Schools in the Muslim World. The discussion is rooted within the perspectives of the benefits of developing an e-learning curriculum that will provide widening accessibility to LIS education in the Muslim world; enhancing the quality of those programmes provided; as well as the cost effectiveness of the e-learning programmes. Additionally, it presented the strategies for developing an appropriate e-learning curriculum for the LIS Schools in the Muslim World. The paper equally discusses the challenges that could likely serve as stumbling block to such curriculum development strategy. It suggests as well, the potential solutions to such challenges. The paper concludes that e-learning has come to stay, and that all efforts must be made by LIS Schools in the Muslim world to ensure its full acceptance and adoption, if they are to become key players in the 21st century LIS education arena.
Description: This paper was presented at the 6th World Congress of Muslim Librarians and Information Scientists 2011 (WCOMLIS 2011), held on the 16-17th November 2011, at the Cultural Activity Centre, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).
URI: http://myrepositori.pnm.gov.my/handle/123456789/3075
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