The dynamics and challenges of academic Internet use amongst Cambodian university students

Chivoin Peou*, May O. Lwin, Santosh Vijaykumar

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Within the Cambodian educational sector, ICT discourse has brought aboutnew challenges and opportunities. The policy response from the governmenthas been aimed at increasing access to education through ICTs, promoting alife-long learning approach to education, and empowering the Cambodianworkforce with technical skills required to compete in a knowledge-basedeconomy, whilst higher educational institutions have promoted the access tothe Internet for their students. However, empirical knowledge of their use andunderstanding of the Internet has been largely absent. This chapter reportsthe findings from a research project intended to examine the extent to whichstudents at selected Cambodian universities utilise the Internet for generaland academic purposes by analysing the dynamics that shape Internet use.At the end, we employ Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) analysis to evaluate the current conditions of academic Internet usein Cambodian higher education.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLinking Research to Practice
Subtitle of host publicationStrengthening ICT for Development Research Capacity in Asia
PublisherInstitute of Southeast Asian Studies
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9789814380003
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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