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IJIET 2015 Vol.5(9): 704-709 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2015.V5.596

Faculty Members’ Information and Communication Technology Skills after a Web 2.0 Tools Activity Course

Hanadi J. Buarki

Abstract—The aim of this research was to assess the Department of Library and Information Science (DLIS); College of Basic studies (CBS) Kuwait, faculty members' usefulness of a web 2.0 tools activity course and how it affected their attitude towards Information and Communication Technology (ICT) use. The faculty members who had applied to the ICT training course were taught and then surveyed after its completion.
The results conveyed a positive overall attitude towards the course; the faculty found the course helpful in work/non-work related tasks, gained adequate ICT skills, understood the course clearly, thought it was interesting, would recommend it to colleagues and they were interested to take another related course in Kuwait/abroad.
Departments and colleges of different disciplines can make use of this research to assess their faculty members’ ICT skills to find out the benefits gained and to help them in professionally developing their faculty ICT skills regularly.

Index Terms—ICT Skills, professional development, faculty members, web 2.0.

Hanadi J. Buarki is with Public Authority for Applied Education and Training, Kuwait (e-mail: hjbuarki@hotmail.com).


Cite: Hanadi J. Buarki, "Faculty Members’ Information and Communication Technology Skills after a Web 2.0 Tools Activity Course," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 9, pp. 704-709, 2015.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Jon-Chao Hong
  • Managing Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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