ICT visioning statement
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)Awad, Boshra M.;
International Livestock Research Institute;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa African Center for Statistics;
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This article focuses on discusses the growing application of information communications technologies the main features, factors, roles, and characteristics that prompt effective web based online coursers delivery. The online environment offers unprecedented opportunities for people who would otherwise have limited access to education, as well as a new paradigm for educators in which dynamic courses of highest quality can be developed. It describes the virtual classroom, where "bricks and mortar are quickly being clicks and pointers", the virtual professor who becomes a "guide on the side", helping students to discover and synthesize the learning material, instead of just being a "sage on the stage". It also assumes that the successful online student must have an active role in the Virtual Classroom and understand the important characteristics necessary for him to succeed. It also focuses on the importance of collaborative learning activities in the web-based online education.