E-Learning in Higher Education –
Opportunities & Challenges for Dubai
Theophilus K. Gokah, The Mena Institute, United Arab Emirates ; Namrata Gupta, University of Wollongong, United Arab Emirates ; Esinath Ndiweni, Herriot Watt University, United Arab Emirates
International Journal on E-Learning Volume 14, Number 4, ISSN 1537-2456 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
E-Learning is becoming a popular delivery method across various universities and colleges in Dubai as the region is experiencing a rapid growth of e-Learning in higher education. Adequate infrastructure, changes in demographic profile, globalization, government initiatives, outsourcing and increasing demand for IT knowledge based jobs are the major factors responsible for e-Learning growth in higher education in Dubai. To highlight the increasing demand for e-Learning based courses in higher education in the region, a study was launched using online questionnaire to measure the satisfaction levels of e-Learners in higher education. From this survey, e-Learners have shown in deed a very high level of understanding concerning the potential and value of e-Learning. Respondents in the study provided a wide variety of information about their viewpoint on course material, faculty’s support, grading system and their level of satisfaction of e-Learning practices. It is anticipated that the findings of this study will offer opportunities to improve policy and practice of e-Learning in higher education in the region so as to solidify its position as an e-learning hub in the gulf region.
Gokah, T.K., Gupta, N. & Ndiweni, E. (2015). E-Learning in Higher Education – Opportunities & Challenges for Dubai. International Journal on E-Learning, 14(4), 443-470. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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