Sherwan Taha Ameen MSc

Topics: Education, Higher education, Kurdistan Regional Government Pages: 4 (1448 words) Published: April 13, 2015

Modern methods of distance education can be developed effectively in Kurdistan region
ABSTRACT
Today the internet has been able to reach anywhere in the world. Information and communication Technology (ICT) has paved the way to change not only the way society accesses knowledge but also transform and restructure traditional models of higher education. Nowadays many universities and colleges have been focusing on distance learning environment and much less on traditional methods as a result of the newly acquired capacity students and teachers to have access anywhere and anytime to the internet. Distance learning help teachers and students become actively engaged together in online collaborative work to enhance traditional learning methods. In Iraqi Kurdistan, approximation of students and teachers has a continuous opportunity to enter into their universities web-portals but without having any interactions through the lack of distance learning .The main objective of this work is to examine and investigate how distance education can be developed effectively in the Kurdistan region and also to establish the potential impacts of ICT and distance learning technologies on education and higher education systems from the prospective of official in the Kurdistan Region Government (KRG) – Iraq and of senior academics. This work will be based on a using a document analysis and semi- structured interviews. Proposal will be made for how distance learning might be re-designed. Whilst large proportion of teachers and students have a positive view towards the use of ICT and distance learning methods, only a limited proportion use these techniques effectively. Hence the need for Kurdistan to start with distance learning system is essential.

Keywords

ICT, distance learning, generations of distance learning, Effectiveness and readiness of distance learning, Kurdistan education, and Higher Education systems.

1. Introduction
Nowadays the internet plays an important...

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