Exploring Faculty Members Perception of Utilizing Technology to Enhance Student Engagement in the United Arab Emirates: Technology and the ICAP Modes of Engagement

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Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)


Many university students across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as well as other countries around the world are struggling to improve their academic achievement. In the context of online teaching and learning, this can be related to low levels of student engagement, which can be related to faculty’s choice of modern technologies to enhance students’ engagement. The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand how faculty utilize technology to enhance student engagement. The conceptual framework for the study consisted of Chi and Wylie’s interactive, constructive, active, and passive learning framework, which emphasizes the relationship between students’ academic achievement and their engagement in the learning activity. The research question addressed faculty members’ choice of modern technologies to enhance students’ engagement at 4-year universities in the UAE. Qualitative research was chosen for the study, and data were collected through an open-ended online questionnaire from 106 faculty members teaching at universities in the UAE. The findings potentially contribute to a better understanding of ways that technology is utilized in higher education and suggest ways for promoting students’engagement through modern technologies. Educators and policymakers can use our findings to enhance student engagement and suggest strategies that promote the use of technology in higher education.

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