Islam, Higher Education & The Virtual Campus!

Zaid Ali Alsagoff, Nov 29, 2010
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Many of the benefits of online learning in Canada would also benefit the Islamic world, and in this post Zaid Ali Alsagoff, summarizing a conference on Islam and higher education, describes some of the projects taking place in countries like Saudi Arabia and Iran and outlines three major tactics they should employ: free internet access, copyleft, and learning networks. Speaking to both Muslims and the western world, Alsagoff writes, "We both have to do some soul searching (I am included!), and educating and connecting people (besides using Facebook!) is a great way to infuse greater understanding and moving forward." Agreed.
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