Factors Affecting the Acceptability of Online Degrees: Evidence from Two Arab Countries

Alaa Sadik, International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (IJET), Dec 08, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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When I've worked in the Arab world the question has come up frequently about the public perception of the quality of online learning. This study of respondents from the business sector in Oman and Egypt confirms that there are doubts about the quality of online learning in the region. "Traditional degrees are still more preferable than online degrees in the Arab world for many reasons, such as the reality of online interaction between students and the instructor and among students, accessibility resources, credibility of online universities, and quality of content."

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