Barriers to e-learning for students in the United Arab Emirates and Oman
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World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (ELEARN) 2007
Quebec City, Canada
October 15, 2007
Theo Bastiaens & Saul Carliner
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E-learning is relatively new to the United Arab Emirates. Most tertiary institutions have allocated ICT resources to provide alternatives to the previously used teacher-centred "chalk and talk" approach to learning and teaching. However we have not yet developed a comprehensive understanding of the application of e-learning methods and resources in the tertiary education sector in the UAE. This paper describes a collaborative research project which explores the perceived barriers to e-learning for students studying at tertiary institutions in the UAE and Oman using an online questionnaire. The paucity of literature from Gulf countries highlights the timeliness of discussion about barriers for students to the e-learning environment. A literature review highlighted themes of ICT environment issues, student characteristics, support for students, and authentic activities. The research findings will inform faculty who are integrating technology in their teaching and the tertiary institutions encouraging the use of e-learning as an integral part of the learning environment.
Behl, D., Fitzgerald, J. & Vrazalic, L. (2007). Barriers to e-learning for students in the United Arab Emirates and Oman. In T. Bastiaens & S. Carliner (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (pp. 2334-2338). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Retrieved December 18, 2013 from http://www.editlib.org/p/26707.
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