nep-ict New Economics Papers
on Information and Communication Technologies
Issue of 2007‒06‒02
one paper chosen by
Walter Frisch
University Vienna

  1. Using Wiki to Build an E-learning System in Statistics in Arabic Language By Taleb Ahmed; Wolfgang Härdle; Sigbert Klinke

  1. By: Taleb Ahmed; Wolfgang Härdle; Sigbert Klinke
    Abstract: E-learning plays an important role in education as it supports online education via computer networks and provides educational services by utilising information technologies. We present a case study describing the development of an Arabic language elearning course in statistics. Discussed are issues concerning e-learning in Arab countries with special focus on problems of the application of e-learning in the Arab world and the difficulties concerning the design Arabic platforms such as language problems, cultural and technical problems, especially ArabTeX works difficulty with LaTeX format. Thus Wiki is offered as a solution to such problems. Wiki supports LaTeX and other statistical programs, for instance R, and^Wiki offers the solution to language problems. Details of this technology are discussed and a solution as to how this system can serve in building an Arab platform is presented.
    Keywords: E-Learning, MM*Stat, Wiki, ArabTeX, Statistical Software.
    JEL: I21 C19
    Date: 2007–05

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