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Afaf Alamri


About Me


I am a PhD student in the department of Computer Science of the University of Warwick.

I'm a part of Adaptive Intelligence Systems research group. I work under the supervision of Dr. Alexandra Cristea. My research is about The Acceptance of personalized Web-Based Education. I got a Master degree in Information System Management (ISM) from De Montfort University in UK.


My Contact

Department of Computer Science, Room 333
University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK

A.Alamri@warwick.ac.uk

tel/+4424 7657 3797

Fax:+4424 7657 3024

My Research

First year:

The Acceptance of traditional and personalized Web-Based Education by Saudi Learners

My Study looks at the acceptance of web-based education by Saudi university students and how the social and personalized system can cater for Saudi cultural in Education, instead of offering an identical delivery for the all students. It aims to enhance the acceptance of eLearning. My research analyses culture factors and other factors that may play a role in influencing student acceptance of education system in a Saudi higher education institution. It merges the Hofstede's cultural model with Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) into a theoretical framework for designing the data collection from students. The results from a case study in Taibah University demonstrated that uncertainty avoidance, collectivism, Internet experience, attitude, perceived ease of use, and perceived usefulness, were all found to be key factors in influencing the students’ acceptance.

Second year:

Social personalised in virtual teams project

Knowledge gained from a case study in Taibah University will be used to design a new web-based education system targeted for the Saudi students. This system will focus on utilising social, personalisation, and virtual teams in the e-learning context to support group coursework/projects. The main aim for this research is to investigate combining social, virtual teamwork concepts with personalised e-learning, and to investigate whether such a system will achieve more acceptance by the Saudi students in comparison to the current traditional e-learning system used in Saudi Universities.

Research Questions:

1. Are virtual teams within a personalised web –based eLearning system more acceptable to Saudi students than current/traditional eLearning?

2. Is a Saudi student’s perceived usefulness toward virtual teams within a personalised web –based eLearning system higher than current/traditional e-learning?

3. Is a Saudi student’s perceived ease of use towards virtual teams within a personalised web –based eLearning system higher than current/traditional e-learning?

4. Are Saudi students more inclined to intend to use virtual teams within a personalised web –based eLearning system compared to current/traditional eLearning?

5. Can integrating the virtual teams’ concepts within a personalised web-based eLearning system reduce the uncertainty and ambiguity?

6. Do the virtual teams within a personalised web –based eLearning system enable better collaboration among Saudi students by crossing the boundaries of the single-gender education in Saudi Arabia Universities?

7. Are virtual teams within a personalised web –based eLearning system offering better support for learning to Saudi students than current/traditional eLearning?


 

Publications

  • Al-Alamri, A.S.,A.I. Cristea. Al-Zaidi, M.S (2014). Saudi Arabian Cultural Factors and Personalised E-Learning. In: International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN14), pp. 7114-7121. ISSN: 2340-1117, 7th-9th July, 2014, Barcelona, Spain. iated Press Pulpit rock
  • Al-Alamri, A.S. and A.I. Cristea. Al-Zaidi, M.S (2014). The Acceptance of Social Personalised Versus Static Web-Based Education by Saudi Students. In: International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN14),pp. 3145-3153. ISSN: 2340-1117, 7th-9th July, 2014, Barcelona, Spain. iated Press Pulpit rock



 

 

Afaf Alamri

A dot Alamri at warwick dot ac dot uk