The Reality of using Information Technology in Distance Learning Experience of the United Arab Emirates in the Shadow of the Covid-19 Pandemic
Maha Mustafa Omer Abdalaziz
Dr. Maha Mustafa Omer Abdalaziz*, College of Mass Communication and Public Relations University of Fujairah Emirate of Fujairah United Arab Emirates.
Manuscript received on September 11, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on September 29, 2020. | Manuscript published on October 10, 2020. | PP: 159-167 | Volume-9 Issue-12, October 2020 | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijitee.L79451091220 | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.L7945.1091220
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Abstract: The study aims to shed light on the challenges and exceptional circumstances left by the emerging corona virus (Covid-19) pandemic, new data that had profound effects in all fields, including the educational process, where the remote education system was used instead of students’ regular attendance in schools and universities, The United Arab Emirates was one of the first countries that took the initiative to implement this information technology system in its different dimensions, a different pattern for calls for all inputs and outputs, especially with regard to facing the use of the challenges created by the Corona outbreak in the reality of using information technology to complete educational processes in Emirati schools and universities and work on Re-establishing a role for the concepts of continuing education, distance education and correspondence education, which has shown some success in self-education for school and university students in light of the pandemic for the various educational stages and the need to keep pace with the rapid developments in the use of information technology in remote education from their homes and places. And it is an attempt to integrate and fuse between the reality of using information technology and distance education in order to achieve the desired goals to improve integration between the Ministry and the UAE universities at the national level in benefiting from the infrastructure of information technology that the country began to implement from the year 2017, and therefore for the real integration in achieving the scientific needs of education and learning something. Which aids in fusing aptly into the information and knowledge society.
Keywords: Use, Distance education, Information technology.