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ERIC Number: EJ947306
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1528-3518
Evaluating E-Learning in Jordanian Institutions: Why Is It Lagging?
Mashhour, Ahmad; Saleh, Zakaria
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v11 n4 p269-279 2010
E-learning has been a hot topic for academics, technical researches, and practices because there is a need to employ advancements in technologies to support the education process and help academics and universities. E-learning, together with classical learning, can further enhance the learning process through the benefits of the new technologies. Jordan shows interest in e-learning, which is reflected in joint programs with international agencies such European Economic Community and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. However, e-learning in the form of online education is not being utilized by most Jordanian Universities. In this research, we try to evaluate the deployment and progress of e-learning in the country, and find the reasons behind the delays in utilizing the technology and using it as a second channel for providing education. A questionnaire was designed and distributed in several Jordanian universities to both students and educators. Analysis of questions' results show general acceptance of both communities, but still many obstacles hinder advancement. These obstacles include inadequate infrastructure and lack of sufficient support of government and higher education senior management. (Contains 27 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jordan