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What hinders the use of ICT among academic staff at Yemen’s public universities?

Aldheleai, Yahya M. and Baki, Roselan and Tasir, Zaidatun and Alrahmi, Waleed (2019) What hinders the use of ICT among academic staff at Yemen’s public universities? International Journal of Humanities and Innovation (IJHI), 2 (1). pp. 7-12. ISSN 2614-6169


Official URL: https://doi.org/10.33750/ijhi.v2i1.30


The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Yemen public universities. Three academic staff from Hodeida, Amran and Thamar universities were the participants of this study. The qualitative method was employed with one to one interview as an instrument of the data collection. Thematic analysis was employed to identify the patterns that reflect the factors affecting ICT use in universities. The findings revealed that the use of ICTs in Yemen’s universities still depends on lecturers self-initiative. The lecturer who has skills of using ICT appeared to have a positive attitude towards the use of ICT in their teaching. There is no type of social influence on lecturer’s use of ICT in their teaching. The poor infrastructure, poor facilitating condition and lack of the technical support stand as significant ICT barriers integration in Yemen’s Universities. All forms of online communication are absent in all three universities. The participants of this study urged their universities top management to provide a proper facilitating condition and training programs to enable their academic staff to cope up with 21st-century teaching and technologies.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:ICT in education, attitude towards use, facilitating condition, social influence, public universities, Yemen
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
ID Code:87349
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:30 Nov 2020 17:01
Last Modified:30 Nov 2020 17:01

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