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Renovation of Research and Education in South Asian Countries by Means of ICT


S. Ozawa,

Ibaraki University, 4-12-1Nakanarusawa, Hitachi 316-8511, JP
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Graduate School of Science and Engineering
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D. D. G. L. Dahanayaka ,

The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda, 10250, LK
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Department of Zoology, Faculty of Natural Sciences
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N. Warnajith,

University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, LK
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Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Applied Science
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S. B. Quarmal

University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1209, BD
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Department of Media Studies & Journalism
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Human resources are one of the most important factors for industrialization of developing countries. This is true especially for highly populated countries in South Asia. The point is the quality of education and how efficiently the education sectors provide the society with high quality workers. At present, rapid increase of demands for higher education can be seen in these countries. This is a remarkable trend because the production of well-educated people is the starting point of modernization of industries. E-learning can be considered as an efficient education system for knowledge sharing in developing countries. This paper discusses the present status of the higher education system in South Asia on the basis of the results of KISSEL (Knowledge Integration Servers System for E-learning) project that has been carried out by the authors in the last ten years. Further, the paper reviews the state of application of KISSEL and illustrates its relevance in renovation of research and education in South Asian Countries. The discussion addresses some future problems that can be solved with the aid of E-learning and E-research techniques. The second phase of the KISSEL project is also noted in relation to the future problems. In particular, development of new mobile application technique would be important for solving various local and transnational problems in South Asian countries.

How to Cite: Ozawa, S., Dahanayaka, D.D.G.L., Warnajith, N. and Quarmal, S.B., 2017. Renovation of Research and Education in South Asian Countries by Means of ICT. OUSL Journal, 12(2), pp.19–41. DOI:
Published on 27 Dec 2017.
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