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Vision 2020, the Multimedia Super Corridor and Malaysian Universities

Vicziany, Marika and Puteh, Marlia (2004) Vision 2020, the Multimedia Super Corridor and Malaysian Universities. Asia Examined: Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia . pp. 1-21.

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Abstract

This paper analyses the development of educational strategies in Malaysia, beginning with the policies of the Ministry of Education and their relationship to Malaysia’s Vision 2020. Vision 2020 recognized Malaysia’s need to transform itself from a manufacturing economy into a high-tech country in which value-added economic activities dominated. The national agenda that emerged from this policy perspective gave a special place to electronic learning as a way of creating the sophisticated labour force that Malaysia would need in the coming decades. This paper discusses the emergence of e-learning strategies in the Malaysian education system, with particular emphasis on developments in the tertiary educational sector. Vision 2020 has received widespread support in the public and private universities of Malaysia. But is e-learning proving to be as revolutionary as intended? What progress has been made and what limitations have been encountered? Can e-learning deliver the clever society Malaysia wants and needs?

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (15th : 2004 : Canberra, Australia)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Vision 2020; MSC; universities; higher education; ICT; policies
Subjects:J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions:Education
ID Code:4120
Deposited By: Dr Marlia Puteh
Deposited On:31 Jul 2007 07:17
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 03:14

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