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Ihmeideh, Fathi – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2019
In this digital era, educational websites have become one of the important learning resources which facilitate children's learning experiences. Although the use of educational websites in supporting children's learning has progressively increased in Qatari schools, these websites are used without being evaluated in terms of their appropriateness…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Child Development, Foreign Countries, Usability
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Shurair, Amal S. A.; Pokharel, Shaligram – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate and report students' perception of service quality in a university by examining the perceptual context of service quality with respect to students' loyalty behavior, image of the university and culture/values. Design/methodology/approach: A research framework is developed for quality assessment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Quality
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Said, Ziad – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
Science education reform in Qatar has had limited success. In the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMMS), Qatari 4th and 8th grade students have shown progress in science achievement, but they remain significantly below the international average. Also, in the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), Qatari…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Change, Problem Based Learning, Questionnaires
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Arouri, Yousef M.; Attiyah, Asma Al; Dababneh, Kholoud; Hamaidi, Diala A. – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2020
This study aimed at revealing the opinions of kindergarten teachers in Qatar regarding the use of assistive technology (AT) in educating children with disabilities. In this study, the researchers used the descriptive method (survey) in order to collect, classify, analyze, and interpret the collected data. The sample of the study consisted of (83)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Assistive Technology
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Zimmo, Lena; Almudahka, Fuad; Ibrahim, Izzeldin; Al-kuwari, Mohamed G.; Farooq, Abdulaziz – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2020
Purpose: Schools provide opportunities for children to accumulate recommended daily moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA). This study aimed to determine physical activity (PA) across the school day among elementary school children in Qatar. Methods: This cross-sectional study recruited 181 Grade 1 (5.8 ± 0.4 years) and Grade 4 (9.0 ± 0.5…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Grade 4
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Naji, Khalid Kamal; Du, Xiangyun; Tarlochan, Faris; Ebead, Usama; Hasan, Mahmood A.; Al-Ali, Abdulla Khalid – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2020
This study examined engineering students' initial readiness to transition to emergency online learning in response to COVID-19 in Qatar. A theoretical framework is proposed for understanding the factors influencing students' readiness for change. Sequential explanatory mixed-method research was conducted, with 140 participants completing an online…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Learning Readiness, Student Adjustment, College Students
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Naji, Khalid Kamal; Ebead, Usama; Al-Ali, Abdulla Khalid; Du, Xiangyun – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2020
Background: While improved student engagement has been highlighted as an essential goal and a major outcome of Problem and Project-Based learning (PBL), little empirical evidence has been provided regarding types and forms of student engagement. Material and method: The study explored forms of student engagement in PBL settings, drawing on…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Active Learning, Student Projects, Learner Engagement
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Abu-Tineh, Abdullah M.; Sadiq, Hissa M. – Professional Development in Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate the characteristics of effective professional development and effective models of professional development as perceived by school teachers in the State of Qatar. This study is quantitative in nature and was conducted using a survey methodology. Means, standard deviations, t-test, and one-way analysis of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes
Amatullah, Tasneem – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The booming economic development and access to modern education are the key drivers that have recently changed the position of women in Qatari society. Research shows that increased motivation among women to pursue a career and enhance their skills and capabilities is helping the economy of all GCC nations. Despite the upcoming drastic increase in…
Descriptors: Females, Women Administrators, Islam, Foreign Countries
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Mustafa, Semsia Al-Ali; Sellami, Abdel Latif; Elmaghraby, Engi Assaad Ahmed; Al-Qassass, Haneen Basheer – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
This paper investigates various predictors of high school students' college and university choice decisions in Qatar. Based on a 2015 survey of 1,427 participants, this study utilized exploratory factor analysis to identify variables that affect student choice of higher educational institutions (HEI). Three factors were extracted from the…
Descriptors: College Choice, Colleges, Universities, High School Students
Hussain, Ameena A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study utilized Clark and Estes' gap analysis framework to investigate barriers to building an academically and/or professionally trained Qatari student affairs workforce at Hamad Bin Khalifa University. Data collection combined a survey of 32 respondents with nine in-depth interviews drawn from the same sample. The respondents' experience in…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Foreign Countries, Academic Support Services, Universities
Du, Xiangyun; Chaaban, Youmen – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2020
This study investigated the readiness of teachers towards implementing project-based learning (PjBL), mandated by a top-down policy at the national level, in Qatari government primary schools. With multiple qualitative data, the study reported a lack of readiness among teachers at the initial stage of change. Despite good intentions, the change…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Readiness, Educational Change, Curriculum Implementation
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Hussain, Farhat Naz; Al-Mannai, Reem; Diab, Mohammad Issam; Agouni, Abdelali – International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, 2020
Video lecture capture is one of the most attractive e-tools that has been introduced to support students learning and assist with grasping difficult concepts. A variety of benefits is offered through this system introduced at our institution nearly a decade ago. We evaluated lecture capture viewings for professional undergraduate pharmacy courses…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Lecture Method, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students
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Walsh, Pamela – Athens Journal of Education, 2019
This study presents original research findings of a qualitative study of Qatar's international higher-education branch-campus model, which in 2016 hosted 11 international branch campuses, among the most of any country then. Few studies have examined the rationales, goals, and challenges of the branch-campus model from a host country's perspective.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Education, Partnerships in Education, Multicampus Colleges
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Romanowski, Michael H.; Nasser, Ramzi – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2015
Today, academics are more transient, working outside their home countries, than at any other time in the history of academics especially in the Arab World were there is great demand for faculty members educated in Western' culture and academia. However, many of these professors face considerable social, professional and academic challenges in…
Descriptors: Foreign Nationals, College Faculty, Teacher Supply and Demand, Foreign Countries
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