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.
|Title of host publication||Linking Research to Practice|
|Subtitle of host publication||Strengthening ICT for Development Research Capacity in Asia|
|Publisher||Institute of Southeast Asian Studies|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|