Running Head: Proposal on Higher Education in Qatar Proposal on Higher Education in Qatar Table of Contents Abstract Universities have been experimenting with various learning environments to have room for the needs of their students…
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1. Introduction Satellite campuses are normally planned to facilitate those who cannot visit the main campus because of the distance. Programs offered at these campuses offer access to higher education for learners who cannot go to traditional campus because of the travel time. It as well offers a cost-effective way to for students within nearby regions (Rovai et al, 2008). Satellite campuses in Qatar are developed to facilitate learners who cannot travel a long way from home for their education due to personal responsibilities, monetary restraints, and / or other issues. The accessibility of such campuses also boost higher schooling enrollment by non-conventional learners (Mohamed, 2005). Qatar foundation has adopted electronic communications technology to ease the functions of satellite campuses. Classes carried out in main campus can be broadcasted to other places by means of distance education, students in satellite campuses can browse library materials on the main campus by electronic means, and technology permits the institution to manage registration, enrollments, and monetary assistance dealings distantly. 1.1 Background and Significance Satellite campuses give a chance to learners to continue higher studies without the need of traveling far from their residences. They have been developed to offer financial incentive to a depressed region, and have provided access to students who would “otherwise not have had a university option” (Simonson et al, 2011). These learners are also from lesser financial status, maybe educationally underprivileged. They are no less worthy for a good quality learning experience than their associate students in city or main provincial campuses, where ‘economies of scale’ are feasible, amenities are well recognized and workforce is additionally skilled. Flexible deliverance via contemporary interactions in addition to information technology can productively sustain small and distant satellite campuses. 1.2 Research Statement ‘To investigate Qatari students' preferences toward different higher education systems in Qatar’ 1.3 Research Questions 1. Why did students opt for satellite campus instead traditional campus? 2. Were the learning outcomes (assessed by grades and perceived level of learning) are different for satellite campus and traditional campus? 3. What is the perception of students about quality of education in satellite campus versus traditional campus? 2. Literature Review It has been the policy of Qatar Government during recent times to raise admission to higher education. Total numbers have increased; and a bigger percentage of school dropouts have taken admission again. There have been courses to aim at and support recognized justice groups. There have been actions taken to assess the access, involvement, achievement and maintenance of these factions of students in every higher education institute. When the expressions ‘flexible delivery’ as well as ‘flexible education’ initially linked with admired educational jargon, “they meant little more to many people than paper-based distance learning, like the correspondence courses which had been around for some decades, and the way many students had already earned their degrees”
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Government and Higher Education Qatar used to be one of the poorest countries in the Persian Gulf. However, it was able to reach one of the highest levels of per capita income in the world because of its oil and gas resources which were successfully exported.
While causes of this phenomenon are not entirely clear, it is likely the following social and economic factors were dominant, 1) the feminist movement encouraging females to pursue careers outside the home, 2) more severe economic conditions requiring a second household income or in some cases reliance on a wife as breadwinner when the husband becomes unemployed and 3) a blurring of strict male and female social and economic roles as a result of the first 2 factors.
This is driven partly by forces of globalization, which make demands on the local population such as an ability to speak foreign languages and operate in a multi-cultural work environment, and partly by internal adjustments to phenomena like the need to train students and staff in the use of new technologies (Alghazo, 2006) and a drive for quality improvement across the board.
They form the largest group since baby boomers. Very special and stunning revelation about millennial generation is that more than 40 percent of them are children of divorce and belong to ethnically and racially vast US generation (Sweeney, “Millennial Behaviors and Higher Education,” par.
When oil producing countries get involved with significant projects such as research, innovation, and education it becomes a matter of scrutiny and cynicism. It is expected that they involve in school sponsorships and scholarships in the award of education and in most cases significant players and staff are invited over to create grassroots basic literacy.
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The foremost thing that is being done is introduction of Basic English courses that will help students learn English language and improve their speaking, writing and listening abilities. In Education City, medical training centers are being developed by foreign Universities that will open doors for medical education and research and even assist in development of healthcare institutions where patients are provided the best service.
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