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Barriers to ICT adoption in quality of engineering research in Libya : how to bridge the digital divide

Elzawi, A. and Wade, Steve (2012) Barriers to ICT adoption in quality of engineering research in Libya : how to bridge the digital divide. In: Proceedings of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Computing and Engineering Annual Researchers’ Conference 2012: CEARC’12. University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, p. 144. ISBN 978-1-86218-106-9

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Abstract

This paper aims to identify the barriers to the adoption of ICT in Quality of Engineering Research, and how to bridge the “Digital Divide” at Tripoli University through effective ICT implementation. The authors study the global digital divide with emphasis on the disparities in Information Technology between developed
countries and Libya. It is obvious that effective ICT implementation should focus on understanding
individual faculty needs. Then a thorough investigation is conducted in relation to the importance of implementing electronic education at Libyan universities, and of including faculty members in every step of the planning and implementation of up-to-date technologies, as well as the challenges and solutions of ICT
implementation. This paper presents the factors that affect Internet use by staff members; how the Internet affects research and teaching; what the main purposes are for using Internet resources, and the level of Libyan research into IT development and implementation.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Electronic education; technology transfer; ICT gap; digital divide.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Schools: School of Computing and Engineering
School of Computing and Engineering > Computing and Engineering Annual Researchers' Conference (CEARC)
School of Computing and Engineering > High-Performance Intelligent Computing
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School of Computing and Engineering > High-Performance Intelligent Computing > Information and Systems Engineering Group
School of Computing and Engineering > Pedagogical Research Group
School of Computing and Engineering > Serious Games Research Group
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Depositing User: Sharon Beastall
Date Deposited: 03 May 2012 09:07
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2015 13:02
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/13478

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