Analyzing IT Opportunities for Inclusive Digital Learning
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Analyzing IT Opportunities for Inclusive Digital Learning

Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos (The University of Oviedo, Spain), Mohammad Nabil Almunawar (Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei), Kwok Tai Chui (The Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong) and Maniam Kaliannan (Nottingham University Business School, Malaysia)
Pages: 300
ISBN13: 9781799871842|ISBN10: 1799871843|EISBN13: 9781799871866|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7184-2


Digital technologies can provide innovative solutions in order to prevent the negative effects of lockdowns of countries and regions. It is important to analyze digital solutions and experiences for distant learning, know better the available resources and best practices to deal effectively with challenges for learners and academic staff. It is important that countries promote digital excellence and explore the opportunities that information technologies can provide to education institutions, especially in the post-Covid-19 scenario and the major transformations it will bring to citizens, societies and economies.

The book will explore the new demands of labor markets in the digital economy, how educational institutions can respond to these new opportunities and threats, the development of new teaching and learning methods, and finally the development of digital skills and competences. The book will offer a reference for a wide number of stakeholders interested in how to face the challenges and opportunities of transforming education (schools, universities) with the support of information technologies and develop a new workforce with the required digital skills and competences and knowledge to fit in the post-Covid 19 labor market.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr Mohammad Nabil Almunawar is currently a senior lecturer at School of Business and Economics, Universiti of Brunei Darussalam (UBDSBE), Brunei Darussalam. He was the former dean of UBDSBE. He received his bachelor degree in 1983 from Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia, master Degree (MSc Computer Science) from the Department of Computer Science, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada in 1991 and Ph.D. from the University of New South Wales (School of Computer Science and Engineering, UNSW) in 1998. Dr Almunawar has published more than 70 papers in refereed journals, book chapters and international conferences. He has more than 25 years teaching experiences in the area computer and information systems. His overall research interests include applications of IT in Management, Electronic Business/Commerce, Health Informatics, information security and cloud computing. He is also interested in object-oriented technology, databases and multimedia retrieval.
Kwok Tai Chui received the B.Eng. degree in Electronic and Communication Engineering – Business Intelligence Minor, with first-class honor, from City University of Hong Kong in 2013, where he is a Ph.D. candidate and is fully completed at the winter in 2017. He was the recipient of international awards in several IEEE events. For instance, he received the 2nd Prize Award (Postgraduate Category) of 2014 IEEE Region 10 Student Paper Contest, and Best Paper Award in IEEE The International Conference on Consumer Electronics-China, in both 2014 and 2015. He has been serving as Guest Editors in Journal of Internet Technology, Managing Editor inInternational Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systemss, International Advisory Board in International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics, Editorial Advisory Board in Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management, Associate Editor in International Journal of User-Driven Healthcare and International Journal of Public Health Management and Ethics, Editorial Review Board of 6 journals, Technical Program Committee in The International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology (since 2015), The International Conference on Electronics, Communications and Networks (since 2016) and Wireless Telecommunications Symposium (since 2016).