Abstract—This contribution provides a comprehensive
analytical overview of e-learning in the State of Qatar. A
systematic review of the peer-reviewed literature was carried
out in Sciverse, Web of Knowledge, IEEE Xplore, Proquest,
SpringerLink, and Google Scholar. Government reports and
white papers were additionally obtained from the Internet
regulatory agency ictQatar. The history, development, and
current state of e-learning as well as related e-services such as
e-governance are presented in an analytical narrative. In
addition to providing a valuable case study of technological
advancement in a developing nation in the Middle East, the
topic is of great interest internationally due to Qatar’s national
development strategy to diversify its resource-based economy to
include education, training, and ICT research and development.
Lessons learned from Qatar’s e-learning initiatives and
investments in communications infrastructure (Ooredoo) and
cybersecurity (Q-Cert) are instructive for other developing
nations, in particular Muslim-majority and Arab-speaking
nations since several key cultural and social factors in
e-learning services provision are being actively resolved by the
State of Qatar.
Index Terms—E-learning, Qatar, distance education–State of Qatar, e-governance, knowledge economy.
Alan S. Weber is with the Premedical Department of Weill Cornell Medicine, Qatar (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +9744492 8220, fax +97444928200).
Cite: Alan S. Weber, "Analytical Review of e-Learning in the State of Qatar," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 7, no. 12, pp. 909-913, 2017.