Information Technology–Higher Education Alignment: A Field Study in an Arab Environment

Asim Alaraji

Abstract


The purposes of this paper are, first, to determine the levels of alignment between IT and higher education processes in the Jordanian university environment, as one of the Arab countries; second, to diagnose potential enablers and inhibitors in this context; and third, to develop recommendations to strengthen enablers if needed. Two random samples of Master and Doctoral students at Yarmouk University answered questionnaires to gather field data. The findings of the analyses identify enablers and inhibitors in the natural and social sciences, with insignificant differences. The recommendations of this paper refer to certain enablers and inhibitors that are unique to Jordanian universities, in contrast to some of the previously cited studies.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n4p573


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Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences ISSN 2039-9340(Print) ISSN 2039-2117(Online)

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