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General Information
    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
    • Abstracting/ Indexing: EI (INSPEC, IET), Electronic Journals Library, Google Scholar, Crossref and ProQuest
    • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net
Editor-in-chief
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
University of South Australia, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the filed of information and education technology.
IJIET 2015 Vol.5(8): 638-644 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2015.V5.583

Influences of the Mandated Presence of ICT in Saudi Arabia Secondary Schools

A. Alenezi
Abstract—In the Saudi Arabia secondary school context, ICT integration is simultaneously the product of a mandate to ICT adoption and the ultimate goal of the education reform. This study utilizes an implementation, Concerns-Based Adoption Model, evaluation, and grounded theory approach together with a thematic analysis to explore the ways of making ICT integration in Saudi schools strategic by identifying stages of concern and levels of use, determining technical, political, and cultural implementation factors, and studying the ways of balancing technology with Islamic values in three specific subject domains (mathematics, science, and Arabic).The findings indicate that mandatory uses of ICT integration impede the transition from ICT adoption to ICT implementation within the overall education reform.

Index Terms—ICT adoption, ICT integration, integration pedagogy, implementation factors.

Abdullah Alenezi is with Northern Border University, Arar, Saudi Arabia (e-mail: Abdullah.a.alenezi@nbu.edu.sa).

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Cite: A. Alenezi, "Influences of the Mandated Presence of ICT in Saudi Arabia Secondary Schools," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 8, pp. 638-644, 2015.

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