Morocco e-Readiness Assessment: University Contribution




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


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.

Author Biographies

Abdelmajid Bouziane, Hassan II University of Casablanca, Morocco

Abdelmajid Bouziane is a professor of education at Hassan II University of Casablanca, Morocco. He has served as a project manager and participant in different national and international projects related to education. He has published widely in the areas of teaching English as a foreign language, ICT, and education in general. He serves as a peer reviewer for some international journals. His areas of interest are: TEFL, ICT in education, research methods, teachers’ associations, and language policy. He has supervised several master and doctorate theses.

Rachid Elaasri, Hassan II University of Casablanca, Morocco

Rachid Elaasri is a teacher of English at the Preparatory Classes for Engineering Schools and coordinator of its language department office. He is also a doctoral candidate at the University of Hassan II where he conducts his research on ICT implementation in higher education in Morocco.


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How to Cite

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