ERIC Number: EJ786790
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Current Status of Educational Technologies at Omani Higher Education Institutions and Their Future Prospective
Al-Musawi, Ali S.
Educational Technology Research and Development, v55 n4 p395-410 Aug 2007
The purpose of this research was to address the current and prospective views on educational technology (ET) in order to discover the difficulties and develop its utilization in Omani higher education. The main instruments used to carry out this research were two questionnaires: the faculty members' questionnaire, and the technical/administrative staff questionnaire. One hundred and fifty-nine participants were involved in the study. They represented all educational technologists who have been with the public and private Omani higher education institutions. The findings show a tendency for future expansion with less expensive technologies and the need for training. Some impediments of ET use were also found. Important recommendations from this study include: the need to support Omani higher education institutions with technical and human resources to increase and activate the use/number of new instructional media and equipment.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Computer Attitudes, Technology Integration, Questionnaires, College Faculty, Attitude Measures, Staff Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Oman