A PhD Program in the Department of Library and Information Science

Dear Colleagues:

The Department of Library and Information Science at Kuwait University is in the process of initiating a Ph D program in the field of information.   In this regard, your input will be helpful in our needs assessment, curriculum design, and other planning activities. We will appreciate it if you kindly provide your input by filling up the questionnaire.

Even if you are not thinking of registering for PhD at this stage, your input will be helpful for us. Please do fill up  questionnaire in the link below. Also, please forward this message (and the questionnaire) to other colleagues and friends who might be interested in enrolling a PhD program in Information  at Kuwait University.

Your assistance in the feasibility study for PhD program will be very much appreciated. If you have any questions with regard to the PhD program, please direct your questions/queries to Professor Sajad ur Rehman, Program Director at rehman05@gmail.com.

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Educational Blogging: The Case of Graduate MLIS Students in Kuwait

Libri. International Journal of Libraries and Information Services

Volume 62, Issue 4 (Dec 2012)

Educational Blogging: The Case of Graduate MLIS Students in Kuwait

Dr. Taghreed M. Alqudsi-Ghabra1 / Mohammad Al-Bahrani2

1Founding Chairperson and Former Founding Programme Director, Department of Library and Information Science, College of Social Sciences, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait

2Head of Promotion and Advertisement Section, Ministry of Communication, Kuwait

Citation Information: Libri. Volume 62, Issue 4, Pages 389–402, ISSN (Online) 1865-8423, ISSN (Print) 0024-2667,DOI: 10.1515/libri-2012-0030, December 2012

Publication History:

Published Online:
2012-12-11

Abstract

Blogging has been well-established as a communication tool, yet the literature documenting its use in education is still developing and lacks the theoretical underpinning to back it up. Blogging in education and for education has critics as well as promoters. This research is a phenomenological study that aims to create a framework and rationale for the use of blogs in higher education. It is a comparative descriptive analysis of two educational blogging experiences in Kuwait: one is a blog used by a faculty member in the Library and Information Science Department at Kuwait University that is shared with graduate students attending the courses of that faculty. The second is administered by a former graduate student of the MLIS program at Kuwait University and is open to both faculty and students. A comparison of the two experiences is the basis for the analysis and generalizations provided about the use of blogs as an educational tool and for drawing a framework for using blogs in education.

 

Read full article EducationalBlogginglibri-2012-0030

Article: The Internet in the Arab Gulf Cooperation Council (AGCC): Vehicle of Change

International Journal of Internet Science

A peer reviewed open access journal for empirical findings, methodology, and theory of social and behavioral science concerning the Internet and its implications for individuals, social groups, organizations, and society.

The Internet in the Arab Gulf Cooperation Council (AGCC): Vehicle of Change 
Taghreed M. Alqudsi-ghabra1, Talal Al-Bannai2, & Mohammad Al-Bahrani3 
1College of Social Sciences, Kuwait University, the State of Kuwait, 2Kuwait Fund for Economic Development, the State of Kuwait, 3Ministry of Communication, the State of Kuwait

Abstract: The Internet start was somewhat slow in the Middle East, but the twenty-first century witnessed its rapid spread across the Middle East, especially in the Arab countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council, known as the AGCC. Even though these countries share political, geographic and economic commonalities, a level of observed and documented disparity exists among them. This paper is a comparative descriptive profile of the start of the Internet in the six countries of the AGCC, the laws and regulations that govern the flow and control of information, and how the spread of revolts affected the information flow in these countries. As changes in the Middle East are very much enabled by the Internet and its various tools, studies such as this one that attempt to organize scattered information are very important, timely, and needed.

Keywords: Internet, AGCC, Information control in AGCC, ICT infrastructure in AGCC

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A massive open online course (MOOC) developed by Stanford: Is it the next Higher Education Buzzword Alert!?

 

Check out Coursera website: https://www.coursera.org/

About Coursera

We are a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. We envision a future where the top universities are educating not only thousands of students, but millions. Our technology enables the best professors to teach tens or hundreds of thousands of students.

Through this, we hope to give everyone access to the world-class education that has so far been available only to a select few. We want to empower people with education that will improve their lives, the lives of their families, and the communities they live in.

Graduation ceremony Class of 2011-2012

Masters in Library and Information Science Graduation ceremony Class of 2011-2012 – Kuwait University – 3/6/2012

حفل تخريج الدفعة الخامسة عشر لقسم علوم المكتبات والمعلومات حملة شهادة
الماجستير – كلية العلوم الاجتماعية – جامعة الكويت
برعاية عميد كلية العلوم الاجتماعية / أ.د. عبدالرضا أسيري

This Video celebrate Sixteen years of achievement by the Department of Library & Information science – college of social science – Kuwait University

The video was created by: Yousef T. Al-Araj

اهدي هذا الفيديو الى قسم علوم المكتبات والمعلومات – كلية العلوم الاجتماعية – جامعة الكويت
وذلك لجميع الانجازات المبهرة الذي قدمها هذا القسم للمجتمع الكويتي والعالمي

اعداد: يوسف توفيق العرج

Dr.Taghreed Al-Qudsi at University of Virginia 2001

“The Liberation of Kuwait: Dawning of a New World Order?” A two days conference That revisited the occupation of Kuwait (Aug. 2, 1990 – Feb. 28, 1991). Its objective was to “seek to draw lessons in crisis management for participating government and business leaders”. Was held Feb. 22-24 at the University of Virginia and hosted by the Institute for Global Policy Research.The conference was organized by W. Nathaniel Howell, U.S. ambassador to Kuwait during the Iraqi invasion.