This chapter surveys the development and current state of e-learning in the Sultanate of Oman. The author surveys the general social, economic, historical, and demographic background of Oman and provides a review of its education system. Analysis and statistics on the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure, usage of ICT in the country, and challenges and barriers to ICT implementation in education, business, and government are also provided. The chapter further explores in detail the major e-learning platforms, initiatives, and projects throughout the country. Information is additionally provided on accreditation, teacher training programs, and the regulatory framework of e-learning. Finally, the author speculates on the future development of e-learning in Oman. A comprehensive bibliography on e-learning scholarship related to the country, including government reports and websites, appears at the end of the chapter.
|Title of host publication||E-Learning in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region|
|Place of Publication||Cham|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
- Oman, e-learning, Web-based learning, ICT, Internet Education, Distance learning