Wireless Internet Technology to Support Learning in the University of Jordan: Students Voices

Mansour A Alwraikat

Abstract


This study aimed to determine the obstacles that face the students in The University of Jordan while using wireless Internet technology. In addition, the study aimed to determine any statistical significant differences in students estimates of the obstacles in use with regard to their (gender, and the university educational level). A stratified random sample (500) students (male, female) were selected from the University of Jordan during the academic year 2013-2014. A questionnaire with three sections was developed for collecting data to answer the research questions of the study. First section was for demographic information; second section consisted of (11) items, and third section with an open-ended question. The results showed that students’ estimates of the obstacles they encounter during their use of wireless Internet technology in learning was very high. There were statistical significant differences with the means of the students’ estimates for the obstacles in their use with regard to gender in favor of females. In addition, there were no statistical significant differences with the means of students’ estimates for the obstacles in their use with regard to university educational level. The most important obstacles faced the students were: the weakness of Internet wireless coverage for all the buildings in the University of Jordan, and lack of sufficient power switches for charging portable devices on campus.

Keywords


Wireless Internet; Obstacles; Students ;Learning; The University of Jordan

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International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) – eISSN: 1865-7923
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