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'''''(This entry on UAE incorporate incorporates the Re.ViCa/VISCED page on UAE.)'''''
''Original Re.ViCa entry circa 2008 by [[Paul Bacsich]]; updated to VISCED level by Nikos Zygouritsas; recent updates by Paul Bacsich''
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''The report on Education, ICT and OER (Open Educational Resources ) in UAE, by Charlie Watt - which updates and expands the report below - is at [[Media:OER_in_UAE_revisedOER_in_UAE_edited.pdf]]'' ''This provides the context for the Feb 2014 list of [[United Arab Emirates Recommended Universities for E-learning]]''
The ''United Arab Emirates'' (UAE) (Arabic: دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة, transliteration: '''Dawlat Al-Imārāt al-‘Arabīyah al-Muttaḥidah''') is a Middle Eastern federation of seven states situated in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman and Saudi Arabia. The seven states, termed emirates, are Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain.
It has a population of [[Has population::9,206,000,000]] and its capital is [[Has capital::Abu Dhabi]].
The UAE, rich in oil and natural gas, has become highly prosperous after gaining foreign direct investment funding in the 1970s. The country has a relatively high Human Development Index for the Asian continent, ranking 39th globally, and having the 5th highest GDP per capita in the world according to the CIA.
* and its successor [[Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University]]
===== Recommended Universities for E-learning, from outside UAE =====
 
The Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research has released a list of "recommended universities for e-learning" - in other words, approved universities for distant learning (distance learning)
This is now available on an interactive page at http://www.mohesr.gov.ae/En/E-Services/Pages/Electronic_Recommended_Institute.aspx but the main entries are also now available on [[United Arab Emirates Recommended Universities for E-learning]]
==== OER initiatives in post-secondary education ====
== References ==
* Open Educational Resources in UAE, Charlie Watt, 2012, [[Media:OER_in_UAE_edited.pdf]]* Web-Based Learning in Qatar and the GCC States, Report for Centre for International and Regional Studies (CIRS), Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar, by A Weber, http://www12.georgetown.edu/sfs/qatar/cirs/AlanWeberCIRSOccasionalPaper2010.pdf* Recommended Universities for E-learning, Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research, 2014, http://www.mohesr.gov.ae/En/E-Services/Pages/Electronic_Recommended_Institute.aspx* (obsoleted by this page) United Arab Emirates, http://virtualcampuses.eu/index.php/United_Arab_Emirates
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