Current status of educational technologies at Omani higher education institutions and their future prospective

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The purpose of this research was to address the current and prospective views on educational technology (ET) in order to discover the difficulties and develop its utilization in Omani higher education. The main instruments used to carry out this research were two questionnaires: the faculty members' questionnaire, and the technical/administrative staff questionnaire. One hundred and fifty-nine participants were involved in the study. They represented all educational technologists who have been with the public and private Omani higher education institutions. The findings show a tendency for future expansion with less expensive technologies and the need for training. Some impediments of ET use were also found. Important recommendations from this study include: the need to support Omani higher education institutions with technical and human resources to increase and activate the use/number of new instructional media and equipment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-410
Number of pages16
JournalEducational Technology Research and Development
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007



  • Educational technology
  • Higher education
  • Impediments
  • Oman
  • Training
  • Utilization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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