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Applications and Challenges in the Use of Instructional Technology in Arabic Gulf Countries
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, , 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

Abstract

With the growing of economy, Arabic countries today are seeking their new identities and trying to integrate new technology into education. This movement has encouraged many students to come to America to study. With the rapid use of technology, online education is being discussed and is beginning to be implemented into Arabic Gulf countries. However, with cultural and religion differences, there are some challenges for Instructional technology development in Arabic countries. The religion and cultural differences influence the role of web-instruction. This study discusses the current web instruction issues in Sultan Qaboos University in Oman, and provides a practical model to help Arabic Gulf universities.

Citation

Lee, Z.H. & Senaidi, S.A. (2008). Applications and Challenges in the Use of Instructional Technology in Arabic Gulf Countries. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3027-3029). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 19, 2019 from .

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