Educational Technology and Its Role in Constructing Learning Communities in the Arab Region with Particular Reference to the Egyptian Context — A Descriptive Paper

Mohammad Ahmad Abdeldayem
2015 International Journal of Information and Education Technology  
The term "Learning communities" (LCs) represents a fashionable term that has been widely used in the educational literature for at least three decades in USA, Europe and Asia, but not in the Arab region including Egypt . Existence of (LC) in schools and universities helps in overcoming a host of educational problems relating to teaching and learning. Hence, construction of (LCs) in some countries has been achieved in purpose of educational reform. One of the main factors that help very much in
more » ... onstructing (LCs) is the existence of a well prepared educational technology infrastructure and availability of computers in schools and universities. This descriptive paper investigates the positive returns of (LCs) on education systems in general. At the same time, this paper will elaborate the close relationship between educational technology and establishment of (LCs) in general and in the Egyptian context in particular. This topic has widely been considered on the international level, however it remained absent from the educational scene in the Arab region till now. Establishing learning communities relies heavily on education technology and availability of computers in the educational organizations. Some Arab countries have trials towards supporting their systems of education with an adequate infrastructure of technology but yet not enough to help establishing learning communities.
doi:10.7763/ijiet.2015.v5.599 fatcat:3inrpi2hsfdxfpvopj2ldes5sy