Quality of women's learning experiences in the digital age in higher education in Saudi Arabia

Nourah Alshaghdali, Sue Greener, Avril Loveless

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    This paper reports on the on-going work of a PhD study, which aims at analysing the quality of Saudi female learning experience, and the learning tools and technologies in higher education (HE). This paper aims to: 1) provide an overview of the ways in which the Saudi female student learning experience in HE has been and is conceptualised; 2) provide an overview of how Saudi universities have used technologies (such as distance learning, e-learning, and live podcasting lectures, CCTV lecturers) in line with Saudi culture, religion and beliefs; and 3) discuss the methodological approach adopted to the on-going investigation into the Saudi female student learning experience. The paper presents broad and general discussion of female learning experience in Saudi universities including: learning environments, assessment and teaching, and curriculum. The project identified limited scientific studies using questionnaire methods, and elsewhere most of the reported information relating to Saudi females was based on commentary attempts. The paper concludes with a discussion of the uniqueness of this PhD study, and explanation of the stage this PhD study has reached.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th European Conference on e-Learning, ECEL-2014
    EditorsKarin Tweddell Levinsen, Rikke Orngreen
    PublisherAcademic Conferences Limited
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Electronic)9781910309674
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
    Event13th European Conference on e-Learning, ECEL 2014 - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Duration: 30 Oct 201431 Oct 2014

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of the European Conference on e-Learning, ECEL
    ISSN (Print)2048-8637
    ISSN (Electronic)2048-8645


    Conference13th European Conference on e-Learning, ECEL 2014


    • CCTV lectures
    • Saudi higher education
    • Student learning experience
    • Undergraduate learning, saudi female students


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