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Islamic education on line : a case study

Fontaine, Rodrigue Ancelot Harvey (2013) Islamic education on line : a case study. In: 2nd International Islamic Studies Conference (IISC), 14 - 16 January, 2013, Pattani, Thailand.

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Abstract

This paper reports on two interrelated projects related to Islamic education on-line. The first project, entitle The Happy in Islam project, requires students to listen to one Islamic talk on the Internet during the semester and submit an end-of-semester report. The outcomes of this project have generally been positive (Fontaine, 2011). In particular, it promotes critical thinking and spiritual intelligence. Using an action research methodology, the Happy in Islam project is being modified with the help of Mr. Fazrul Ismail from Total Success Sdn Bhd to promote online Islamic education in Malaysian schools. The strategic and operational challenges of transforming an academic project into a sustainable profit-making organization are discussed. The general conclusion is that academics can develop ‘proof-of-concepts’ but that commercial organizations are needed to make the project sustainable over the long-term.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: online Islamic education, action research, learned helplessness
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam
L Education > L Education (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Business Administration
Depositing User: Dr. Ridhwan Fontaine
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2013 09:49
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2013 09:49
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/28621

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