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Al Weshahi, Saif – Higher Education Studies, 2023
Oman Vision 2040 strives to continue shifting the country from an oil to a non-oil-based economy by emphasizing the value of diversification in HEIs. This study aims to provide in-depth insights into implementing the knowledge economy strategy in Oman's higher education system and uses a case study methodology, draws on thematic analysis, and…
Descriptors: Knowledge Economy, Higher Education, Case Studies, Neoliberalism
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Alkubaisi, Ghaith Abdulsattar A. Jabbar; Al-Saifi, Nura Said; Al-Shidi, Arwa Rashid – Higher Education Studies, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has seen an increasing use of video conferencing software as e-learning platforms. Students and faculty members face many challenges in using these platforms as part of the teaching and learning process, including technical problems. This paper reviews these challenges and offers solutions to improve the experience. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Videoconferencing, Barriers, Electronic Learning
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Al-Hashmi, Salim – Higher Education Studies, 2021
This study investigates the extent to which students' motivation has changed following the decision to offer all courses entirely online as an emergency remote teaching (ERT). Many scholars describe online learning as the future of education. This mode will soon replace on-campus instruction; thus, such a study is important for higher education…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Student Attitudes, College Freshmen, Online Courses
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Al Seyabi, Fawzia – Higher Education Studies, 2020
Equipping teacher candidates with values and dispositions has become an important part of the conversation about effective teaching and teacher preparation programs are increasingly expected to integrate dispositions in their agenda. The purpose of the present study is two-folded. It aims at investigating the kind of dispositions of novice Omani…
Descriptors: Values, Personality Traits, Beginning Teachers, Principals
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Liu, Zhimin; Mutinda, Gladys – Higher Education Studies, 2016
Mass higher education is a huge force to be reckoned with and its existence, already in the expansion of tertiary institutions is undeniable. This study will focus on three countries: Lebanon, Kenya and Oman. The purpose of this study is to evaluate mass tertiary education progress in these countries. It will synthesize data results of gross…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Enrollment Trends
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Al-Maamari, Faisal – Higher Education Studies, 2015
It is important to consider the question of whether teacher-, course-, and student-related factors affect student ratings of instructors in Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) in English Language Teaching (ELT). This paper reports on a statistical analysis of SET in two large EFL programmes at a university setting in the Sultanate of Oman. I…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Multiple Regression Analysis, Statistical Analysis
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Ali, Holi Ibrahim Holi; Al-Adawi, Hamed Ahmed – Higher Education Studies, 2013
Feedback on school practicum is of utmost importance for student teachers to help them to develop their pedagogical and teaching skills. This paper attempts to collect data from both student teachers and their mentors in an ELT teacher training programme in Oman to answer the questions which are raised by this study: 1) What kind of feedback do…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Salih, Abdel Rahman Abdalla – Higher Education Studies, 2013
Peer evaluation or review of teaching is one of the factors of quality assurance system at the present time. However, peer evaluation is sometimes approached with trepidation and with the feeling that it may not be fair and free of bias. This paper examines teachers' perceptions of peer evaluation as an enhancement for quality teaching. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Evaluation, Teacher Evaluation, Educational Quality
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Ali, Holi Ibrahim Holi; Al Ajmi, Ahmed Ali Saleh – Higher Education Studies, 2013
The use of student ratings to measure instructors' teaching performance and effectiveness in tertiary education has been an important but controversial tool in the improvement of teaching quality during the past few decades. This is an attempt to explore non-instructional factors of student evaluations by discussing and reviewing relevant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, College Students, Semi Structured Interviews