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Title: Factors Influencing Students' Online Learning Readiness in a Middle Eastern Higher Education Institution : Implications for Online Course Design
Authors: Zgheib, Ghania 
Daia, Roula Al 
Serhan, Mireille 
Melki, Antoine 
Affiliations: Department of Education 
Department of Economics
Department of Nutritional Sciences 
Department of Computer Science 
Issue Date: 2019
Part of: E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education
Conference: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (04 Nov, 2019 : New Orleans, Louisiana, United States) 
Abstract: 
This study aimed at analyzing students readiness to learn online in a Lebanese higher education institution and factors that contribute to the readiness of students in this context. Penn State Universitys Online Learning Readiness Survey was used to gather data from 328 students at a private higher education institution in Lebanon. Through descriptive statistics and an exploratory factor analysis (EFA), the online learning readiness scale resulted in four reliable factors that contribute to the readiness of Lebanese students to learn online: technology skills, access to technology infrastructure, online communication and social interaction, and persistence and motivation. Also the results showed that while students in Lebanon seem to be tech savvy, and possess self-directed learning and social communication skills, yet a low percentage (31.5%) is willing to spend 3-6 hours per week learning autonomously online.
URI: https://scholarhub.balamand.edu.lb/handle/uob/555
Type: Conference Paper
Appears in Collections:Department of Education

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