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WSU Access

Date of Award

January 2020

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Department

Instructional Technology

First Advisor

Ke Zhang

Abstract

This study aimed to explore the state of SRS use among faculty members in Saudi universities. Specifically, the study investigated factors that influence faculty members to accept or reject the use of SRS by utilizing the theoretical framework of UTAUT. Furthermore, the study examined faculty members’ experience dealing with SRS in teaching in relation to Gagne’s Nine Events of Instruction. The survey was administered to 306 faculty members affiliated with Saudi Arabian universities. The study showed that 74.2% of participants did not report SRS use while 25.8% of participants reported using SRS in their teaching. Effort Expectancy and Facilitating Conditions were found to be the strongest predictors that influence faculty members' acceptance or rejection of SRS utilization. The findings imply that faculty members were most likely to use SRS in their teaching when they perceive that SRS was easy to use which can be supported by professional development and training. Also, the findings imply that faculty members are most likely to use SRS in their teaching when there was adequate infrastructure and necessary resources. Finally, faculty members who use SRS are using it across all of Gagne’s Nine Events at higher rates, and providing support across these events could lead to more effective and efficient teaching with the support of technology.

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