The Objective of the current study is to investigate effectiveness of using distance e-learning in developing creativity abilities and attitude toward distance e-learning in Fashion Design (2) course for Nizwa University students. The significance of the study represents in reviewing one of the experiences of distance e-learning at the beginning of pandemic, to find out the positive aspects and try to identify the shortcomings with a view to controlling them in the future. The study sample consisted of (20) students specialized into one experimental group from Nizwa University-Sultanate of Oman- College of Arts and Sciences- Department of Education and Humanities Culture- Fine Arts Program- Fashion Design Major. The study also aims to show the capabilities provided by the University of Nizwa which aided in teaching process in conditions of home quarantine. Study instruments include 1-skills achievements test, 2-Students’ designs rating scale, 3-scale of students’ attitude toward distance learning. The author followed the one group experimental approach methodology. The content of Fashion Design (2) course was analyzed to determine the five creativity dimensions/abilities included in practical and theoretical frameworks (fluency- flexibility- originality- elaboration- sensitivity). The instruments of current study were applied using a pre-post design on the study sample and appropriate statistical procedures were used. The results of the study indicated the effectiveness of using distance e-learning in developing creativity dimensions and attitude toward distance learning in Fashion Design “2” course for Nizwa University students of the experimental group at favor of post-test. The results also showed positive and sufficient capabilities provided by the University of Nizwa in teaching the fashion design course depending on Eduwave and Moodle management learning systems and finding out some teaching problems addressed in the body of the study.
Distance e-learning in covid-19 -Fashion Design course, Creativity dimensions, Attitude toward distance learning- Moodle Management Learning System