Technology integration in UAE schools: Current status and way forward
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Research has supported the assumption that computer technology is beneficial for students' performance. Nevertheless, knowing that technology is beneficial is not sufficient on its own where teachers remain the key stakeholders in the success of the process. Teachers need to be aware of various issues, challenges, and ethical aspects when using technology for teaching, with such aspects being alleviated further in a young country with a conservative society such as the UAE. The chapter offers an overview of the Net Generation and computer technologies' impact on student performance. It provides a briefing about the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and its educational system while highlighting formal initiatives launched by the government to support the educational reform and introduction of technology into the K-12 classroom. Finally, the chapter presents preliminary findings from a research study that investigates teachers' perceptions about technology integration and their current practices in a UAE private school. © 2013, IGI Global.
Tamim, Rana, "Technology integration in UAE schools: Current status and way forward" (2012). Scopus Indexed Books. 94.