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Information technology in higher education in development countries: A case study of Cambodia

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dc.contributor.advisor Dr. Vatcharaporn Esichaikul (Chairperson) en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Prof. Phan Minh Dung (Member) en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Prof. Huynh Ngoc Phien (Member) en_US
dc.contributor.author Men Saravuth en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-12T10:42:42Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-12T10:42:42Z
dc.date.issued 2002 en_US
dc.identifier.other AIT RSPR no.IM-02-06 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.cs.ait.ac.th/xmlui/handle/123456789/431
dc.description 127 p. en_US
dc.description.abstract The simple meaning of science is acquiring knowledge about the environment. This scientific knowledge with new technologies is encompassing the whole world. It provides avenues for better understanding of matter and materials of universe. In many countries there seems to be a growing recognition that Information Technology (IT) and science education (SE) are important for higher education system. Nowadays, almost of teachers and many students are in a need of using IT and scientific knowledge to be obtained in day-to-day activities for their research and educational purposes. The established higher education system in Cambodia does not cope with these changes alone and the changing needs of population at various levels. Hence, the conventional use of teaching and learning of IT have been drastically changing and developing continuously in higher education system.Nevertheless, IT is a result of scientific advancement and can be used in wide variety of educational environments. Most of the developing countries still have to successfully implement IT policies in science education especially in higher education level, but they are needed to be supported with necessary technological infrastructures, human resources and financial resources. Cambodia faces the same condition that other developing countries encounter in implementing IT in higher education system. A key factor towards improvement of higher education system is the development of instructional support system that accommodates the responsibility of educator to be constantly updated in subject matter and teaching methodology. The use of IT such as Internet Application, Internet functions of communication, information retrieval, and information publishing provides solutions to the need of fast and relevant information in the higher education system. While IT has been widely used in South East Asia, its systematic integration in to the higher education institutes instructional support system is only evident especially in Cambodia. Hence, this research is direct response to need of the region to harness the benefits of Internet application to use in higher education and to achieve improvement of the education system. In particular Cambodia has been introducing IT in higher education system. The Ministry Education Youth and Sport has recently set up an IT unit to design a strategy to introduce computer in schools and higher education institutes. In addition pilot projects have been have been introduced to improve the level of using IT in higher education with the collaboration of foreign aid. In implementing IT for higher education in Cambodia, hardware configurations, development of high quality educational software, teacher training for usage of IT and proper management becomes imperative. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Asian Institute of Technology en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries AIT Publications; en_US
dc.subject Information technology en_US
dc.subject Science education en_US
dc.title Information technology in higher education in development countries: A case study of Cambodia en_US
dc.type Research Report en_US

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