Role of Libraries in Promoting E-Learning : A Review of Singapore Initiatives

Chaudhary, Abdus Sattar Role of Libraries in Promoting E-Learning : A Review of Singapore Initiatives. Pakistan Journal of Library & Information Science, 2006, vol. 2006, n. 7, pp. 57-67. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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In line with the emphasis of Singapore Government in exploiting information technology for national competitiveness, public service institutions were quick to undertake initiatives to promote e-learning among their staff. This is part of the campaign for readiness for e-governance in the country. The Library and Information sector was no exception in this national campaign. National Library Board, which had earlier won awards for use of technology and introduction of network services, took full advantage of the positive climate and introduced a pilot project for e-learning. Evaluation of the project indicated that steps need to be taken to make e-learning activities more popular and productive. NLB has recently created a subsidiary called One Learning Place (OLP) that is focusing on strategies for realizing the full potential of e-learning opportunities.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: E-learning, E-literacy, Continuing Education
Subjects: G. Industry, profession and education. > GH. Education.
Depositing user: Maqsood Shaheen
Date deposited: 01 Aug 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:04


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