Barriers to Internet Adoption among Faculty in Saudi Arabian Universities PROCEEDINGS
Khawla Al-Wehaibi, Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia ; Areej Al-Wabil, City University London, Saudi Arabia ; Amany Alshawi, Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia ; Zainab Alshankity, King Fahad Medical City, Saudi Arabia
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This paper examines problems that faculty members experience in their adoption and use of Internet technologies in teaching, communication, and research. It was found that the most common barriers are related to Internet connectivity, intellectual property issues, and concerns with the loss of privacy. The findings indicate no significant differences associated with faculty members’ gender, academic discipline, teaching experience, and age. However, significant correlations were found with faculty members’ academic rank and years of Internet experience.
Al-Wehaibi, K., Al-Wabil, A., Alshawi, A. & Alshankity, Z. (2008). Barriers to Internet Adoption among Faculty in Saudi Arabian Universities. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 24-33). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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