—This study measures expert opinion of Pakistani higher education system (HES) experts on what role Information and communication technologies (ICTs) can play in shaping the future of Pakistani HES. Suggestions are formulated in higher education (HE) policy & planning, and provision of essential technological infrastructure. For this purpose, a 35-item literature-based questionnaire was developed for modified version of Delphi study which spanned to two rounds; and administered to 30 participants randomly selected from urban and rural areas of Pakistan. Results revealed significant gaps in ICT demand and supply, ICT use, ICT-based HE problems, reasons for delays in ICT integration, and gave suggestions for developing ICT-driven HES in Pakistan. Participants suggested that an effective ICT integration in Pakistani HES will play a crucial role and brighten its future. They look it a way, how Pakistan can add his share in fostering this knowledge-based society.
—Higher education, information and communication technology, modified delphi method, Pakistan.
The authors are with the Faculty of Computer Science, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, Pakistan. (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Cite:Zaffar Ahmed Shaikh and Shakeel Ahmed Khoja, "Higher Education in Pakistan: An ICT Integration Viewpoint," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 410-413, 2013.