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Investigating the e-readiness of subject supervisors to adopt e-learning in the State of Kuwait

Investigating the e-readiness of subject supervisors to adopt e-learning in the State of Kuwait
Investigating the e-readiness of subject supervisors to adopt e-learning in the State of Kuwait
The focus of this research is to investigate the e-readiness of subject supervisors to adopt e-learning in schools in the State of Kuwait. Subject supervisors, who were appointed to oversee teachers and bring about change in e-learning beliefs and practices in Kuwaiti schools, lacked adequate skills in using technologies, and did not have adequate training or professional development to train or assess teachers. Therefore, this thesis investigated the factors that influenced the perceptions of teachers and subject supervisors, as well as their readiness for the adoption of e-learning practices.

A critical realist approach was taken to apply a mixed methods research design for this study. A qualitative case study approach was adopted to better understand the perspectives of subject supervisors and teachers. The participants were selected from schools in Kuwait that had adopted e-learning or were in the process of implementing it. Questionnaire data was analysed using factor analysis, descriptive statistics and multiple regression. Statistical analysis were be performed using SPSS 23.0 while semi-structured interviews were analysed thematically by using NVIVO. The quantitative results show that attitude and culture, confidence, equipment or infrastructure and technological skills were key factors for e-learning implementation. The subject supervisors did not have the confidence or confidence to support teachers. Although there was adequate equipment or infrastructure there were areas that were not ready, such as attitude and culture and teachers’ technological skills.

On the other hand, the qualitative findings show that there was a lack of operational e-learning policies, a lack of professional training programmes, and a lack of policy maker’s commitment to motivate schools and teachers to be ready for e-learning implementation which is essential for its sustainability.
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Alrashidi, Munif
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Alrashidi, Munif
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Schulz, John
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Woollard, John
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Alrashidi, Munif (2017) Investigating the e-readiness of subject supervisors to adopt e-learning in the State of Kuwait University of Southampton Doctoral Thesis , 196pp.

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Abstract

The focus of this research is to investigate the e-readiness of subject supervisors to adopt e-learning in schools in the State of Kuwait. Subject supervisors, who were appointed to oversee teachers and bring about change in e-learning beliefs and practices in Kuwaiti schools, lacked adequate skills in using technologies, and did not have adequate training or professional development to train or assess teachers. Therefore, this thesis investigated the factors that influenced the perceptions of teachers and subject supervisors, as well as their readiness for the adoption of e-learning practices.

A critical realist approach was taken to apply a mixed methods research design for this study. A qualitative case study approach was adopted to better understand the perspectives of subject supervisors and teachers. The participants were selected from schools in Kuwait that had adopted e-learning or were in the process of implementing it. Questionnaire data was analysed using factor analysis, descriptive statistics and multiple regression. Statistical analysis were be performed using SPSS 23.0 while semi-structured interviews were analysed thematically by using NVIVO. The quantitative results show that attitude and culture, confidence, equipment or infrastructure and technological skills were key factors for e-learning implementation. The subject supervisors did not have the confidence or confidence to support teachers. Although there was adequate equipment or infrastructure there were areas that were not ready, such as attitude and culture and teachers’ technological skills.

On the other hand, the qualitative findings show that there was a lack of operational e-learning policies, a lack of professional training programmes, and a lack of policy maker’s commitment to motivate schools and teachers to be ready for e-learning implementation which is essential for its sustainability.

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Published date: June 2017

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Local EPrints ID: 414106
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/414106
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Author: Munif Alrashidi
Thesis advisor: John Schulz
Thesis advisor: John Woollard

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