Attitudes of Faculty Members at the University of Hail towards Using the Blackboard as a Distance-Learning System


  • Munthir Alblaihed Department of Educational Technology, Ha'il University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Learning Management System (LMS), Distance learning system (DLS), COVID-19, Blackboard (Bb), Attitudes


As the learning process around the world and particularly in Saudi Arabia is suddenly shifting from traditional learning (classrooms environment) to distance learning through Blackboard at the time of the COVID-19 outbreak, it found that attitude of faculty members towards using the Blackboard as a distance-learning system plays a vital role in learning and teaching process. So, the current study aims to seek the faculty members’ attitude at the University of Hail (UOH) towards using the Blackboard as a distance-learning system. The quantitative descriptive approach was used depending on online survey is used to collect the data from all colleges of University of Hail. The sample included (135) faculty members at University of Hail, 64 of them were female faculty and 71of them were male faculty. The questionnaire contains two parts: First, involves demographic information and second part consisted 27 items that measure the attitudes of and challenges facing faculty members towards using the Blackboard as a distance-learning system. The main findings of the study is that faculty members have a positive attitude towards using Blackboard as a distance-learning system. However, they see using the blackboard as not appropriate for teaching all subjects.  Also, there are differences in the faculty members’ attitudes due to years of experience, college classification and gender.


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