Othman, Aisha, Pislaru, Crinela, Kenan, Thuraya and Impes, Ahmed (2013) Analysing the Effectiveness of IT Strategy in Libyan Higher Education Institutes. International Journal of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (IJDIWC), 3 (3). pp. 114-129. ISSN 2225-658X

The use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has increased rapidly in the entire education sector and teaching process. Libyan universities, and most Libyan Higher Education Institutes (LHEIs), are trying to update their processes and to make Information Technology (IT) a major factor in their education systems. This paper will present an analysis of feedback from a group of Libyan students studying abroad, in response to questions about their attitude, awareness and motivation with regard to IT. It will then evaluate the ICT gap in Libya, using a SWOT analysis model, which indicates the main issues for Libyan HEIs and significant features of online teaching and learning. The paper also discusses some online learning activities that can be used in the design of many types of courses, modules and programmes. In addition, the effectiveness of different IT strategies, and the numerous requirements for the transition from traditional to online learning are addressed in the narrative, including a set of proposals that could contribute to the use of ICT and IT in achieving the goals of educational curricula in Libya. Finally, the authors suggest a number of recommendations for the effective design and successful implementation of IT strategies in Libyan HEIs

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