Computer usage and attitudes among Saudi Arabian undergraduate students

Manal Alothman, Judy Robertson, Gregory John Michaelson

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Abstract

A study of undergraduate students in Saudi Arabia found that although they used technology for an average of 45 h per week and had positive attitudes to it, they did not frequently use technology, in particular computers, in support of their learning. Qualitative evidence suggests that the students were not routinely required to use computers at university, and that in some cases the universities did not provide computing facilities or actively prevented technology usage. Factors which influenced attitudes to computers included: city of study, parental encouragement, and English language proficiency but not gender.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127–142
Number of pages16
JournalComputers and Education
Volume110
Early online date27 Feb 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2017

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