The need for learning has been increased with the rapid growth of modern technology and knowledge. E-learning has dramatically changed the manner and process of delivering learning courses and imparting necessary knowledge. The speed, time and distance related issues have been greatly resolved through it. United Arab Emirates, has stated to adopt the E-learning system.
For this purpose, underlying research questions are prepared and answered demonstrating how e-learning contributes in enhancing effectiveness of education and understanding levels. The study aims to investigate parent’s understanding and perception of supporting, encouraging and adopting e-learning initiative. It has used primary and secondary data sources; The primary data based on response of 1520 parents, to a questionnaire survey that consists of six domains; 1-students’ computer competence, 2-teacher computer competence, 3-quality of teaching and learning, 4-meeting students’ needs through the curriculum, 5-school environment, and 6-students’ personal development. The secondary data was from data and survey findings from published by academicians focus on parents’ perception, difference and choice in selecting private or public institutions, implications on quality of education. To measure the reliability of the study tool; test – retest was used. The scale was re-tested with (175) parents after two weeks from the 1st test. By using Spearman-Brown formula α = (0.9) which is acceptable for the purpose of this study.
The results showed that parents’ satisfaction was moderate with teacher computer competence whereas they are highly satisfied with student computer competence. The students’ personal development, meeting students’ needs through curriculum, quality of teaching and learning all these domains showed parents’ low satisfaction as per the results. The hypothesis (a=0.05) denotes that null hypothesis is rejected and concludes that significant difference exist in parents’ perception of e-learning in Abu Dhabi between public and private schools. Results showed as well e-learning can improve the quality of students learning according to parents’ perception through providing them wide variety accessibility of learning materials. The students are not limited or restricted in any manner, regarding course materials, availability of faculty members, accessibility, and time related issues. They can use and access learning materials 24*7 without any restriction of time or physical barrier. The teachers, professionals and experts are available at one click. It has also identified that students often depict laziness and disinterest in visiting schools and universities campuses on ground of distance factor.
Yayımlanma Tarihi : 30 Nisan 2018
|EndNote||%0 International E-Journal of Advances in Social Sciences PARENTS PERCEPTION OF E-LEARNING IN ABU DHABI SCHOOLS IN UNITED ARAB EMIRATES %A Asma Khaleel Abdallah %T PARENTS PERCEPTION OF E-LEARNING IN ABU DHABI SCHOOLS IN UNITED ARAB EMIRATES %D 2018 %J IJASOS- International E-journal of Advances in Social Sciences %P 2411-183X-2411-183X %V 4 %N 10 %R doi: 10.18769/ijasos.415513 %U 10.18769/ijasos.415513|