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ERIC Number: EJ1180059
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1528-3518
The Use of E-Learning in Highly Domain-Specific Settings: Perceptions of Female Students and Faculty in Saudi Arabia
Alahmari, Ayshah; Amirault, Ray J.
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v18 n4 p37-56 2017
This study examines the general perceptions of Saudi Arabian faculty members and Saudi female students toward e-learning, as well as their perceptions toward potentially replacing the current closed-circuit distance technology in use for female students studying at Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University (PNU) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with an online learning management system-based technology. Date were collected during spring 2016 using an online survey at PNY in Saudi Arabia (n = 204 female students and n = 102 faculty members). An analysis of the data revealed that the majority of participants held positive perceptions toward the use of e-learning were it to be implemented at PNY. The study also revealed high levels of support within these groups for the implementation of e-learning-based course delivery in the case when male instructors teach and interact with female students, a common practice in Saudi Arabian higher education. After presenting the study's findings, several proposed recommendations are developed and presented for use by both decision-makers at Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University and at other universities in Saudi Arabia operating under similar cultural and organizational circumstances.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia
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