Attitudes toward WebCT and Learning: An Omani Perspective

Syed Jafar Naqvi, Manzur Ali Ajiz
InSITE 2006  •  Volume 6  •  2006
This study investigated the students attitudes toward the use of World Wide Web Course Tools (WebCT) and its influence on learning taking a course Introduction to Computers in Business offered at the College of Commerce and Economics in Sultan Qaboos University in Oman. Sultan Qaboos University is a co-educational institution where in most computer classes the male and female students are equally distributed. Omani society is a segregated society where male and female students have some how different life style and have different attitudes towards learning Information Technology. This research is exploring the difference if any of their attitudes toward WebCT, where WebCT was introduced in their “Introduction to Computers in Business” course as a supplementary learning tool. The finding showed that though male students have little more exposure of WebCT at the beginning of the course than the females, but towards the end of the course the male and female students have appreciated almost equally the importance and the use of WebCT as it is easily accessible from any Internet enabled location and at any time in addition it helps them in better understanding and learning the course material.
WebCT, learning, Information Technology, student attitudes
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