Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Online education experiences and attitudes of female Saudi students in the U.S.
by Alshahrani, Tahani M., M.A.Ed., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 90; 1527873
Abstract (Summary)

Current technological revolutions have led to the increased availability of information resulting in many teaching institutions that have adopted change and teaching methods. Consequently, many educational institutions have integrated teaching and learning systems with technology, and learners nationwide are embracing the flexibility of online education. Online education is a new educational delivery mode in Saudi Arabia, which has been influenced by economic and social changes. As a result, the impact has created an increased demand for graduate degrees as online education has created the opportunity for Saudi women to access higher education. Thus, for Saudi female students, who want to study and work simultaneously, online education is possibly feasible option. Through online education, female Saudi students are able to obtain an education at home with flexibility, and the number of Saudi students taking online education has significantly increased. This thesis analyzes what female Saudi students in the United States have experienced about online education, and their attitudes toward online education.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Farmer, Lesley
Commitee: Chen, Teresa, Rezaei, Ali Alex
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational leadership, Middle Eastern Studies, Educational technology, Higher education
Keywords: Online education, Saudi Arabia, Saudi attitudes and experiences, Saudi female students, United States
Publication Number: 1527873
ISBN: 9781303983962
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