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Vol.5, Issue 2, 2019, pp. 203-219 Full text

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Abdelmajid Bouziane
Affiliation: Hassan II University of Casablanca, Morocco

Rachid Elaasri
Affiliation: Hassan II University of Casablanca, Morocco

Contributor Roles:
Conceptualization, Validation, Supervision, Writing – review and editing: A.B. (lead);
Investigation, Formal Analysis: A.B., R.E. (equal);
Methodology, Data curation, Visualization, Writing original draft, Project Administration: R.E. (lead);

The main purpose of this study is to explore the critical issues that impede an effective implementation of information communication technology (ICT) as related to higher education (HE) in Morocco. An e-readiness survey based on Harvard e-readiness assessment framework is administered in order to check the role of university in getting Morocco e-ready. First, a diagnosis is done at the level of preparedness of Moroccan institutions in networked areas of access, society, economy and policy. The data was collected from the annual reports of Moroccan Telecommunications regulations agency (ANRT), reports from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Global Information Technology Report (NRI), quantitative and qualitative surveys from previous research studies, and statistical websites. The findings reveal that Morocco has, apart from networked economy and local digital content, a fairly advanced e-readiness status in other indicators in the model of Harvard Centre of International Development. Ironically, such findings show that it is the Moroccan university that needs to catch up with society.

Keywords: ICT, e-readiness, assessment, Networked World, Morocco

Article history:
Submitted: 15 November 2019;
Reviewed: 4 December 2019;
Revised: 6 December 2019;
Accepted: 7 December 2019;
Published: 30 December 2019

Citation (APA):
Bouziane, A., & Elaasri, R. (2019). Morocco E-Readiness Assessment: University Contribution. English Studies at NBU, 5(2), 203-219

Copyright © 2019 Abdelmajid Bouziane and Rachid Elaasri

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