Attitude of Faculty Members Towards E-Learning in Saudi Universities: A Cross-Sectional Study

Authors

  • Nahla A. Tayyib
  • Pushpamala Ramaiah
  • Mohammed S. Alshmemri
  • Hala Yehia Sayed Ali
  • Hayam I. Asfour
  • Fatmah J. Alsolami
  • Grace M. Lindsay
  • Sanaa A. Alsulami

Abstract

Objectives: To assess faculty member’s experiences and attitudes towards e-learning among academic teaching institutions.
Methodology: A quantitative design was implemented in this study to analyze faculty members’ attitudes of ten higher education institutions. A structured survey tool of e-learning was adopted to obtain information from the university faculty from March to May 2020.
Results: Completed questionnaire findings demonstrated a high-level attitude (84%) with the mean, SD, 3.10±0.22 towards e-learning and showed a significant correlation between technology support and trainers’ attitudes towards e-learning (virtual learning) at p?0.019. Hence, higher education institution faculty members’ attitude is one of the most important stakeholders for incorporating the virtual learning system in the teaching-learning process to promote quality education.
Conclusion: Multi-modal delivery methods and technologies (Blackboard system) of the e-learning currently being employed by higher education academic institutions positively enhances the faculty members’ attitude towards implementing the e-learning system. These results can be an excellent example of creating an effective e-learning platform for implementing an e-learning environment in the teaching-learning process.

Keywords: Academic faculty members, E-learning, Information technology, Positive attitude, Blackboard, higher education institutions.

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Published

2020-12-31

How to Cite

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Tayyib NA, Ramaiah P, Alshmemri MS, Ali HYS, Asfour HI, Alsolami FJ, Lindsay GM, Alsulami SA. Attitude of Faculty Members Towards E-Learning in Saudi Universities: A Cross-Sectional Study. J Liaq Uni Med Health Sci [Internet]. 2020 Dec. 31 [cited 2024 May 19];19(04):291-6. Available from: http://ojs.lumhs.edu.pk/index.php/jlumhs/article/view/497