Development of the learning process, education reform and school effectiveness represent a very important area of study in both the developing and the developed countries. In the face of budget constraints, for many developing countries, investing in IT may be a very expensive task given the various problems related to access and equity. Raising the quality of education has been an aim for most countries in order to raise the capacity of their labor force.

This study aims at evaluating the value added to the learning process using IT as a tool in class and how it leads to development. The purpose is to determine whether IT contributes to class effectiveness and to compare our results with previous studies. The research is carried in the "Center for Learning and Teaching" in the American University in Cairo. A Smart class in which students are given an English Writing course is evaluated through assessment of the process of Information Communication Technology-mediated-learning.

Recommendations would be developed to serve as input for the efforts carried to improve the learning process.


School of Humanities and Social Sciences


Political Science Department

Degree Name

MA in Political Science

Date of Award

Winter 2-22-2006

Online Submission Date


First Advisor

Pandeli Glavanis

Committee Member 1

Ibrahim El-Nur

Committee Member 2

Vikash Yadav

Document Type



104 leaves

Library of Congress Subject Heading 1

Computer-assisted instruction.

Library of Congress Subject Heading 2

Educational technology.


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Call Number

Thesis 2005/90