A Comparison Study of the Barriers to Engagement with TEL in Teacher Training in the UK and
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A Comparison Study of the Barriers to Engagement with TEL in Teacher Training in the UK and KuwaitJebar Ahmed and Ahmad Yousef

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Format of presentation

Format of presentation

  • Introduction to the study

  • Challenges in this study

  • Methodology

  • Findings

  • Conclusion


Introduction

Introduction

This study mainly explored the..

  • Attitudes of staff towards TEL

  • Barriers that prevent TEL adoption in both Kuwait and the UK


Kuwait

Kuwait

Background of Kuwait and its Public and Private institutions... Need a picture.


Challenges

Challenges

UK

  • Wide body of research

  • Longitudinal data available (UCISA study)

  • Sound body of research

  • Relative mature use and adoption of TEL

  • Attitudes has been included

Kuwait

  • Very little research

  • No long term studies

  • New adoption or in some cases no adoption

  • Attitudes not really included


Methodology

Methodology

Primary Data

Questionnaires students, Academic staff and Management

Interviews

Secondary data sources used for the UK as well as primary interviews


Findings

Findings

Kuwait

UK

Reasons cited related to time, benefit, skills

Most institutions have TEL as Embedded

Some differences on TEL investment between Mission Groups

  • Reasons cited related to strategy, resources, skills, language and support from institution

  • Conflicting views and bureaucratic

  • Contrast between public institutions

  • ‘Cultural Issues’


Findings1

Findings

Kuwait

UK

Funding from external sources is competitively sought and seen as a ‘blessing’

TEL was strategically supported

  • Approach towards external funding varied between public institutions

  • Lack of technical support and Infrastructure


Conclusion

Conclusion

In Kuwait barriers related mainly to strategy, finance and skills whilst in the UK barriers were related to time and pedagogical benefits


References

References

Ali G. H. and Magalhaes R. (2008) Barriers to implementing e-learning: a Kuwaiti case study.International Journal of Training and Development 12:1, 36-59

Alsharahan, S. (2012) e-learning strategies in Kuwait. Ministry of Education

UCISA (2012) 2012 Survey of Technology Enhanced Learning in UK Higher Education, UCISA, Oxford. URL: [http://www.ucisa.ac.uk/~/media/groups/ssg/surveys/TEL_survey_2012_with%20Apps_final]Accessed 8/03/2013


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