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Barriers to Internet Adoption among Faculty in Saudi Arabian Universities PROCEEDINGS

, Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia ; , City University London, Saudi Arabia ; , Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia ; , 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

Abstract

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.

Citation

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). Retrieved September 21, 2017 from .

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