Using R, LaTeX and Wiki for an Arabic e-learning platform
Wolfgang Härdle (),
Sigbert Klinke () and
Shafeeqah Al Awadhi
SFB 649 Discussion Papers from Humboldt University, Collaborative Research Center 649
E-learning plays an important role in education as it supports online education via computer networks and provides educational services by utilising information technologies. We present a case study describing the development of an Arabic language elearning course in statistics. Discussed are issues concerning e-learning in Arab countries with special focus on problems of the application of e-learning in the Arab world and the difficulties concerning the design Arabic platforms such as language problems, cultural and technical problems, especially ArabTeX works difficulty with LaTeX format. Thus Wiki is offered as a solution to such problems. Wiki supports LaTeX and other statistical programs, for instance R, andWiki offers the solution to language problems. Details of this technology are discussed and a solution as to how this system can serve in building an Arab platform is presented.
Keywords: E-learning; MM*Stat; Wiki; ArabTeX; Statistical software (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C19 I21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 21 pages
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