ملخص البحث

190- جاهزية أعضاء هيئة التدريس والطلاب للتعلم الإلكتروني في جامعة أم القرى
In Saudi Arabia, there is a call to advance education and promote e-Learning culture in higher education. As the e-Learning Deanship of Umm AlQura University established, it was focusing on evident-based practice. For successful implementation and deploying of e-Learning tools and environment, there was a need to establish students and staff status. The study investigated academic staff and students’ readiness and competence of e-Learning and their needs, expectations and preferences. Two survey were developed and demonstrated between March-June 2013. 311 academic staff and 628 students participated in the paper-based and electronic surveys. However academic staff believed of the importance of technology and advantages of e-Learning, they reported a limited use of technology tool in teaching practice and show neutral attitude to employ e-learning tools. The study also indicted students’ competent use of ICT but modest experiences to employ them for learning. It is believed that academic staff did not adopted e-learning tools perfectly, however, they did not prefer the conventional teaching style. Both groups agreed for the need of better infrastructure to support the e-Learning practice in UQU. Conclusion: There is a positive perception of e-Learning among academic staff and students at UQU but the absence of efficient training, culture awareness, and supporting infrastructure affecting efficient employing of technology and e-Learning tool in teaching and learning practice. This is the main focus of the Deanship in the coming two years.