ICT as a Success Factor of Internationalization in Higher Education: A Study on Malaysian Private Universities

By Kalaivani Radakrishnan and Santhi Ramanathan.

Published by Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal

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This article probes into the factor that drives internationalization efforts among Malaysian private universities. Besides exploring the current status of private universities on the internationalization continuum and the overall perception of international competitive position of private universities are identified as well. Although the internationalization is possible, desired, recognized and well accepted as important by most Malaysian private universities, the issue focused by this paper is on the perceived level of importance and implementation of ICT integration as internationalization strategies towards improving the internationalization performance of private universities in Malaysia. The evaluation on the above issue has enabled this study to identify the association and gaps among the factors highlighted above.

Keywords: ICT, Internationalization, Malaysian Private Universities

Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp.15-28. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.540MB).

Kalaivani Radakrishnan

Lecturer, Faculty of Management (Information Technology), Multimedia University, Cyberjaya, Malaysia

I obtained my Certificate, Degree and also Master’s in Computer Science from University of Malaya, Malaysia. Currently, I’m pursuing my PhD also in University of Malaya. Before venturing into the academic line, I had nearly 3 years of working experience in the banking industry in Malaysia as well as in Singapore. I was an Analyst Programmer with Maybank Berhad and involved in the Y2K program conversion. I’ve nearly 9 years of teaching and research experience in ICT related field. Currently, I’m attached to Multimedia University as a Lecturer teaching Multimedia programming subjects. My research interests are in ICT, Information Systems, Cyber threats etc.

Santhi Ramanathan

Lecturer, Faculty of Management, Multimedia University, Cyberjaya, Malaysia

Santhi Ramanathan received her Master Degree in Economics from University of Malaya, Malaysia. Currently she is pursuing her PhD in Economics at University of Malaya, Malaysia. Santhi is an academician attached to Multimedia University Malaysia. She teaches and conducts research in the area of Management and Economics.