Web-based Instruction in Improving Student's Attitudes and Learning Achievements in Arab Countries
Said Al Senaidi, University of North Texas, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The technology of the Internet has made it possible for universities to provide online courses. This paper attempts to investigate the impact of Web-based instruction on students' learning achievements,students' computer literacy and in their attitudes towards both the subject matter and computer-assisted learning. Web-based instruction in this study is used as a supplementary learning environment to the normal lecture-based delivery mode, whereby the students meet face-to-face with their instructor once a week throughout the semester, and the Web CT platform was used for both synchronous and asynchronous deliveries of instructional materials and assignments. The results have shown that Web-based instruction has a significant impact on students' computer literacy, as well as on their attitudes toward computer-based learning. Accordingly, recommendations for effective utilization of Web-based learning environments are provided.
Al Senaidi, S. (2008). Web-based Instruction in Improving Student's Attitudes and Learning Achievements in Arab Countries. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 192-197). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).