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dc.contributor.advisorThorpe, Stephen
dc.contributor.authorAlsuwayed, Hassan
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-11T02:35:46Z
dc.date.available2017-07-11T02:35:46Z
dc.date.copyright2017
dc.date.created2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/10650
dc.description.abstractThe Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has recently seen phenomenal developments in advanced education and e-learning. The Saudi government has decided to use new technologies to improve the national education and learning systems and further develop educational opportunities, especially in universities. This study was undertaken to uncover the perspectives of academics and university staff on the question of how e-learning systems were serving their learning requirements within universities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A mixed method approach was used to obtain e-learning users’ experience of e-learning systems within their own Saudi university. An anonymous online survey was used to collect both quantitative and qualitative data. A total of 114 survey responses were collected; however, after removing blank responses and cleaning the data, only 55 surveys were used for analysis. Key findings in the study included the fact that Saudi universities have a good e-learning infrastructure. In addition, shifting e-learning services in Saudi universities to the cloud services might allow educators the benefits of their current e-learning services as well as those of the cloud. From this study, a number of new aspects were found that contribute to the conversation, concerning when, or if, a move to cloud-based e-learning systems will better serve Saudi universities. It is hoped that this study can provide a useful perspective for decision makers as well as subsequent researchers.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjecte-learningen_NZ
dc.subjectCloud computingen_NZ
dc.subjectLearning systemsen_NZ
dc.subjectSaudi Arabiaen_NZ
dc.subjectEducational technologiesen_NZ
dc.titleCloud-based E-learning Systems in Saudi Universitiesen_NZ
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.levelMasters Theses
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Computer and Information Sciencesen_NZ
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.date.updated2017-07-11T00:50:35Z


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