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Raji, Brinitha – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
Due to the ever increasing demands for highly skilled workforce in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the government has focused on promoting vocational education for inculcating technical and professional skills in the young Emiratis. Currently, the UAE provides a lot of educational services to its young citizens from kindergarten to higher…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Quality, Vocational Education
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Khan, Sarah; Khan, Rashid Azim – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
The United Arab Emirates is committed to integrating technology into higher education. In this study the researchers aim to explore the perspectives of university students on online assessments. An understanding of students' views can help identify obstacles and promotors in embracing online assessments at the undergraduate level. The social…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, College Students, Student Attitudes, Preferences
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Salloum, Said A.; Al-Emran, Mostafa; Shaalan, Khaled; Tarhini, Ali – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
The main objective of this article is to study the factors that affect university students' acceptance of E-learning systems. To achieve this objective, we have proposed a new model that aims to investigate the impact of innovativeness, quality, trust, and knowledge sharing on E-learning acceptance. Data collection has taken place through an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Effectiveness, Electronic Learning, Case Studies
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Siyam, Nur – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
This study uses the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) to explore the factors that impact special education teachers' acceptance and actual use of technology. TAM is used as the foundation for generating the hypothesis and developing the conceptual framework for the study. Twenty-four (n=24) special education teachers in a private school in the…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Special Education Teachers, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Attitudes
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Alsswey, Ahmed; Al-Samarraie, Hosam – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
The simplicity and minimal cost of mobile phones make them more suitable for use among students and educators across the world. The integration of mobile technology in a university context has been found to provide a superior learning environment compared to the traditional classroom lecture. Yet, there are several challenges that may delay the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Adoption (Ideas)
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Al-Qatawneh, Sami; Alsalhi, Najeh; Al Rawashdeh, Ahood; Ismail, Tizreena; Aljarrah, Khaled – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
In an age of globalization and rapid technological development, the United Arab Emirates is committed to merging technology into all higher education institutions. The purpose of this study is to identify the degree to which e-textbooks are used at Ajman University, from students' perspectives. The study was conducted using a descriptive research…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Electronic Publishing, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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Serhani, Mohamed Adel; Bouktif, Salah; Al-Qirim, Nabeel; El Kassabi, Hadeel T. – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
Program review has been recognized as a common practice amongst universities worldwide. This exercise usually ensures that programs are up to date, meet high quality standards, continuously responding to changes, and hence, adheres to continuous improvement practices. It is a cycle that involves different stakeholders ranging from program chairs…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Quality, Standards, Program Evaluation
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Al-Qirim, Nabeel; Rouibah, Kamel; Tarhini, Ali; Serhani, Mohamed Adel; Yammahi, Aishah Rashid; Yammahi, Maraim Ahmed – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
This research investigates the personality characteristics of Information Technology students (CIT) in UAE University (UAEU) and how such features impact their IT learning. To achieve this objective, this research attempts to explain the impact of the Big-5 factors on learning using survey research. Results from 179 respondents suggested that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personality, Student Characteristics, College Students
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Al-Qirim, Nabeel; Tarhini, Ali; Rouibah, Kamel; Mohamd, Serhani; Yammahi, Aishah Rashid; Yammahi, Maraim Ahmed – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
This research examines the learning preferences of students in UAE University (UAEU). The uniqueness of this research emanates from the fact that no prior research examined this area from the UAE's perspective. Thus, this research embarks on the fact that student learning strategies vary from one country to another due to many factors. This…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Learning Strategies
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Parkman, Scott; Litz, David; Gromik, Nicolas – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
This study addressed the extent to which pre-service teachers at a teachers' college in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) accepted and intended to utilize technology-rich learning environments in their future teaching practice. The effect of other significant factors on their overall acceptance, such as computer self-efficacy (CSE) and Perceived User…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Technology Integration
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Khine, Myint Swe; Ali, Nagla; Afari, Ernest – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
Teaching in the classroom today can no longer sustain the interest of students and be effective if the process involves traditional approach--teachers as sole provider of content information. In recent years technology has played a significant role in transforming education to more progressive and interactive activities. However the use of…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries
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Al-Qirim, Nabeel; Mesmari, Ahlam; Mazroeei, Khawlah; Khatri, Shamma; Kaabi, Zuwainah – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
This research is part of a research trilogy that investigated issues impacting Interactive White Board Technology (IWBT) adoption and use in a higher education institution. The other two research studies in this trilogy used (1) focus group approach and (2) survey research to identify such impacting factors. One major insight from these two…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Educational Technology, Information Technology
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El Alfy, Shahira; Gómez, Jorge Marx; Ivanov, Danail – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
This paper explores the association between technology readiness, (a meta-construct consisting of optimism, innovativeness, discomfort, and insecurity), attitude, and behavioral intention towards e-learning technologies adoption within an education institution context. The empirical study data is collected at two private universities located in…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology
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Al-Qirim, Nabeel – Education and Information Technologies, 2016
This research explores teaching-faculty's adoption and usage of the Interactive White Board Technology (IWBT) in UAE University (UAEU). The research findings suggested two perspectives concerning IWBT usage by teaching-faculty in UAEU. The first theme is concerned with IWBT's basic features where the IWBT proved its superiority when compared to…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Technology Uses in Education, Usability, Management Information Systems
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Al-Qirim, Nabeel – Education and Information Technologies, 2016
This research investigates Teaching Faculty's (TF) adoption and usage of the Interactive or Smart White Board Technology (SB) in UAE University (UAEU). The developed theoretical framework is based on the technological innovation theories and is made of different socio-technical factors. Using survey research targeting UAEU's TF, the research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Integration, Visual Aids, Educational Technology