Strategies for Promoting Virtual Higher Education: General Considerations on Africa and Asia K AZUO K URODA * AND H OSSAIN M D . S HANAWEZ * A BSTRACT Education in general, and speci cally higher education, plays an important role in the development process of all nations. In- stitutions of higher education have an important responsibility to support knowledge-driven economic growth strategies. This paper investigates the strategies of how by applying technolo- gies on a large scale — with close attention to quality — virtual education can help higher education to nd a way through the crisis of access, prohibitive cost, and lack of exibility that we nd all over the developing world. By addressing various issues related to planning, implementation, and quality with proper strategies, virtual education can provide immense opportunity to reduce the North-South knowledge gap and also to pro- mote the development of the developing world. This paper re- views various issues related to promotion and quality control in virtual higher education and addresses possible strategies with general considerations of Africa and Asia. Introduction Exponential growth in information and communication technologies (ICTs) has created an opportunity to have a variety of educational
African and Asian Studies – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2003
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