Studying Faculty members’ readiness to use Shaqra University e-learning platform

Abdulrahman Abdullah Alghamdi

Abstract


In recent years, there has been rapid development and uptake of digital technology caused by the increasing number of users. In Saudi Arabia, most universities are trying to implement e-learning to improve education access and processes. Although some Saudi universities have already implemented e-learning, most have not. Shaqra University is aiming to adopt an e-learning system, the Shaqra University platform. This study examiners faculty members’ readiness to use the e-learning platform and assesses the difference of gender and user experience on readiness to use the e-learning platform based on some factors. These factors include Self-Efficacy of usage towards ICT, Self confidence in E-learning, Attitude towards E-learning and Educational needs towards E-learning. The results revealed that faculty members who participated in this study were ready to use the e-learning platform based on all these factors. There were no differences between male and female participants in Self Efficacy of usage towards ICT, Self-confidence in E-learning, and Educational needs towards E-learning. Also, it revealed that the females’ mean score was significantly higher than the males’ mean score suggesting females had a better attitude towards e-learning.  User experience is different in Self Efficacy of usage towards ICT, Self-confidence in E-learning and Attitude towards E-learning between faculty members’ with no experience and faculty members’ who were experienced e-learning. The difference was not significant between faculty members’ with no experience and faculty members’ who were experienced e-learning in Educational needs towards E-learning.

Keywords


Information systems; computer science; e-learning platforms

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