nep-ict New Economics Papers
on Information and Communication Technologies
Issue of 2008‒09‒29
three papers chosen by
Walter Frisch
University Vienna

  1. Internet-Ueberlast, Netzneutralitaet und Service-Qualitaet By Kruse, Joern
  2. Statistics E-learning Platforms Evaluation: Case Study By Taleb Ahmad; Wolfgang Härdle
  3. China?s Exports in ICT and its Impact on Asian Countries By Xing, Yuqing

  1. By: Kruse, Joern (Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg)
    Abstract: No abstract available.
    Date: 2008–01
  2. By: Taleb Ahmad; Wolfgang Härdle
    Abstract: With the increase of e-learning by universities and educational institutes in the world through more electronic platforms, come the questions to researchers, educators and designers of electronic platforms about feasibility and using this method of learning. Are we achieving the desired goals and improving the quality of education? Are we improving their performance and ability to self-study without the need for a teacher? Is e-learning an effective and successful method from the students views? In this paper, we consider evaluate e-learning systems in statistics. We make an evaluation study, we analyze a students sample of the methods: Factor analysis, Logit model. The common aim of this evaluation is to provide data to justify the results or evidence to support that the e-learning platforms are helping the students to learn more effectively. The questionnaire covers information about e-learning evaluation criterias. Some of these criterias are: Navigability, applicability, instructional structure and interactivity.
    Keywords: E-learning, Evaluation, Statistical software
    JEL: I21 C19
    Date: 2008–08
  3. By: Xing, Yuqing
    Abstract: This paper analyses China?s ICT exports growth in its two major markets Japan and the US from 1992 to 2004. It focuses on ICT products classified in SITC 75, 76 and 77. The empirical results show that Chinese exports had maintained two-digit annual growth during the period. The growth was much higher than the corresponding growth of the overall markets. By 2004, Chinese ICT exports accounted for 26 per cent of the total Japanese imports and 19 per cent of the total imports of the US in ICT products. In addition, the paper investigates whether the rapid growth of Chinese ICT exports crowded out that of other Asian countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand. The empirical analysis shows that the crowding out effect differs across countries and products. The exports of Singapore and Philippines have been negatively affected by the growth of Chinese exports, but no crowding effect existed at all with Indonesia?s exports.
    Keywords: China, exports, ICT, Asia
    Date: 2008

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