Fast-tracking technology integration toward global education in Oman

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Abstract

The Instructional and Learning Technologies (ILT) program at Sultan Qaboos University has been investigating strategies to prepare faculty and students to serve their educational mission of becoming a world-class university while also serving their department mission of preparing ILT students for teaching with technology. This author, from a Western country and a faculty member of the ILT Department, discusses research areas explored within the College of Education about the strategies put in place to meet these global goals set forth by the country’s leaders. New technologies demand new ways of looking at the world so the intersecting issues born from development and technology emphasize the need for a solid foundation of research-based methods. These strategies are about establishing digital citizenship skills, integrating curriculum with technology-rich pedagogy, and adopting an international accreditation system. These ongoing activities at the College of Education in Oman provide useful indicators of fast-tracking progress for quality education throughout programs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFast Forwarding Higher Education Institutions for Global Challenges
Subtitle of host publicationPerspectives and Approaches
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Pages1-10
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789812876034
ISBN (Print)9789812876027
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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Lane-Kelso, M. (2016). Fast-tracking technology integration toward global education in Oman. In Fast Forwarding Higher Education Institutions for Global Challenges: Perspectives and Approaches (pp. 1-10). Springer Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-603-4_1