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1 Samirah Ahmed Aljifri Educational Technologist and Physics Science Supervisor In Ministry of Education in KSA

2 Introduction. Introduction. The Objective of Study. The Objective of Study. Terms of Study Sample of Study Sample of Study The Steps of Study The Steps of Study The Results of Study The Results of Study Recommendations Recommendations Conclusion Appropriateness of Distance Learning in the High School Stage in KSA 2 ContentsContents

3 Which age group uses in the internet most ? Appropriateness of Distance Learning in the High School Stage in KSA 3 IntroductionIntroduction

4 Appropriateness of Distance Learning in the High School Stage in KSA 4 IntroductionIntroduction Internet Market Evolution ( ) in KSA

5 Appropriateness of Distance Learning in the High School Stage in KSA 5 IntroductionIntroduction In the light of all the previous studies in distance learning at high education and the challenges that face the educational institutions in this era and with the growing increase of the teens who use the internet much and because of the scarcity of studies that have been done about the important and the appropriateness of distance learning in the high school stage specially in the Arab nations. Here I ask about the possibility and the appropriateness of applying distance learning in the high school stage in KSA?

6 This study attempts to know : The attitudes of the categories of the academic community (Teachers, Principals, Students, Parents) towards applying Distance Learning in the high school stage. This is by way of using a survey. 6 The Objective of Study Appropriateness of Distance Learning in the High School Stage in KSA

7 Distance Learning: a teaching system consisting of video, audio, and written material designed for a person to use in studying a subject at home. The academic community: the researcher means the community in the high school stage that includes (Teachers, Principals, Students, Parents). High school = secondary school Appropriateness of Distance Learning in the High School Stage in KSA 7 Terms of Study

8 The study had been done by selecting a haphazard harmonious sample consists of (320) people. 8 Sample of Study Appropriateness of Distance Learning in the High School Stage in KSA

9 Categories Sample of Study (320 People) divided into as the following: 9 Appropriateness of Distance Learning in the High School Stage in KSA Sample of Study

10 Appropriateness of Distance Learning in the High School Stage in KSA 10 what are The specifications and The conditions to making the Distance Learning is suitable for applying it in the high school ? What are the Responses of the sample of the study for applying Distance Learning in the high school ? The principalsThe teachers Parents and guardians The Students What is the Percentage for the Supporters and Anti-supporters for applying Distance Learning in the high school ? The steps of Study

11 Appropriateness of Distance Learning in the High School Stage in KSA 11 The Results of Study The Responses of the sample of the study for applying Distance Learning in the high school stage The Percentage of Supporters & Anti-supporters of Distance Learning The specifications and The conditions to making Distance Learning is suitable for applying in the high school stage

12 Appropriateness of Distance Learning in the High School Stage in KSA 12 The Supporters The anti- Supporters Diagram of total Percentage of Supporters & Anti-supporters of Distance Learning

13 Diagram of Percentage of Supporters & Anti- supporters of Distance Learning for every category 13 YES : means Supporters of Distance Learning No: means Anti- supporters of Distance Learning Appropriateness of Distance Learning in the High School Stage in KSA

14 14 There is a positive agreement on the possibility of applying Distance Learning in the high school stage by (63%) of the total number of the sample of study for the following reasons:.

15 The common reasons for supporters of applying Distance Learning were as the following:  It is suitable for the students having special circumstances (concerning health or social circumstances).  Making use of the technology fondling of the students so that it can benefit them and direct them soundly.  Making education harmonious with new trends of this age.  It saves money, time and effort.  It solves the problem of the lack of efficient teachers. 15 Appropriateness of Distance Learning in the High School Stage in KSA

16 (70%) of t he Principals of high school students agreed on the appropriateness of Distance Learning for these reasons:  It reduces the crowdedness of students in the traditional classrooms.  It achieves the flexibility required in education.  It raises the level of performance of the teachers and enhances competition among them.  It makes the students communicate with the outside world under an educational supervision.  It is suitable for the education of adults.  It prepares the student to join the university.  It solves the problem of external academic studying. 16 Appropriateness of Distance Learning in the High School Stage in KSA

17 (67%) of The teachers of high school students agreed on the appropriateness of Distance Learning for these reasons:  It helps in self-learning and the students feel responsibility for their education.  It helps in developing the skills of reading and scientific research for the students.  It develops the high thinking skills of the students, if applied correctly.  It creates a big challenge for the teachers to prove their skills at Distance Learning  It gives the teachers enough time to develop themselves.  It qualifies the student gradually to study abroad in advanced countries.  The teachers do not need to stand up during the academic day. 17 Appropriateness of Distance Learning in the High School Stage in KSA

18 (68%) of Parents and guardians of high school students agreed on the appropriateness of Distance Learning for these reasons:  Using the leisure time of the students fruitfully.  Learning is a necessity for life and the student must study in all possible circumstances.  It creates employment chances for the mothers whose families circumstances prevent them from working outside their houses.  It is suitable to whoever desires to study and work at the same time.  It is suitable for the relatives of the students who travel a lot and whose jobs require continuous travelling.  It solves the problem of private lessons.  It reduces pollution of the environment, particularly in the crowded cities.  It decreases the possibility of mixing with bad companions within the school.  It is suitable for conservative families who are against co-education. 18 Appropriateness of Distance Learning in the High School Stage in KSA

19 (51%) of students of high school agreed on the appropriateness of Distance Learning for these reasons:  It is an appropriate means for communication with the teacher outside of the school.  It helps the shy students to be brave in dialogues or discussions.  It gives the student more time for studying.  It gives the students an opportunity to select the teachers whom they like.  It is a means to exchange cultures and learn languages.  It makes learning enjoyable, exciting and reachable.  It enables the students to travel during the academic study. 19 Appropriateness of Distance Learning in the High School Stage in KSA

20  It relieves the students from carrying heavy school's bags.  It makes the homework clear and readable to those who do not have the skill of beautiful handwriting.  It relieves the students from daily attendance and getting up early. 20 (51%) of students of high school agreed on the appropriateness of Distance Learning for these reasons: Appropriateness of Distance Learning in the High School Stage in KSA

21 21 Some of the samples of study, with a percentage of (37%) look negatively at the possibility of application of Distance Learning in the high school stage for the following reasons:

22 (30%) of the principals of high schools agreed that Distance Learning is not suitable for the students of high school for these reasons:  The students miss punctuality and time respect.  The students won't be used to practicing the manners of students such as respect of the teachers and the academic campus.  It is not suitable for the students who are not good at using the computer and the internet or even do not own it.  It affects health and weakens the eye sight. 22 Appropriateness of Distance Learning in the High School Stage in KSA

23 (33%) of the teachers agreed that Distance Learning is not suitable for the students of high school for these reasons:  It is not suitable for practical and applied lessons.  Difficulties in performing and assessment of quizzes.  The students need direct social communication in such stage of age.  The students are deprived from the direct human communication including sight and body communication such as handshaking, patting on the shoulders.  It may cause negative effect on the students' handwriting skills. 23 Appropriateness of Distance Learning in the High School Stage in KSA

24 (32%) of Parents and guardians agreed that Distance Learning is not suitable for the students of high school for these reasons:  The students need the daily direct follow up by the teachers.  It may lead to social isolation.  It reduces the students’ movement and deprives them from the daily sports in the school yard. 24 Appropriateness of Distance Learning in the High School Stage in KSA

25 (49%) of Students of the high school stage agreed that Distance Learning is not suitable for these reasons:  It leads to feeling bored after a period of time.  It makes the students stay at home and prevents them from having fun and meeting friends.  It helps in cheating in exams.  It is unsuitable for careless students. 25 Appropriateness of Distance Learning in the High School Stage in KSA

26 26 All individuals of the sample of study agreed on the possibility of applying Distance Learning in the high school stage if some of specifications and conditions are provided.

27 These specifications and conditions are: The necessity of experimenting and doing scientific researches before application. Considering the customs, the traditions and the national identity of each society. Imposing the system by the governments and getting away from competing commercial establishments. Using modern and suitable teaching strategies for this kind of education. Setting missions and homework to assess the practical skills. 27 Appropriateness of Distance Learning in the High School Stage in KSA

28 Setting missions and homework to assess the practical skills. Making sure of the full control of the teacher inside the virtual classroom. Official recognition of the high school certificate issued from this system so that the universities accept any student that used the Distance Learning system. The necessity of continuous censorship and serious follow up by the supervisors and officials. Recognizing the weakness points and the causes of the failure of this system, at some universities and working to avoid them. 28 Appropriateness of Distance Learning in the High School Stage in KSA These specifications and conditions are:

29 Combining the different forms of electronic learning such as simulation, virtual labs, virtual environment and virtual museums. This helps Distance Learning to be stronger. Setting powerful rules for exams and assessment through this system so that cheating cannot be done. The modern methods of assessment by all means and not to depend fully on the traditional exams. To be done in a correct educational form according to powerful rules to maintain a certain level of quality. To be available in holidays and official vacations. 29 Appropriateness of Distance Learning in the High School Stage in KSA These specifications and conditions are:

30 Doing experimental researches about the effect of Distance Learning on academic benefits for the high school students. Making research studies about the effect of Distance Learning on the psychological, health and the social side for high school students. It is necessary to use the programs and applications on the internet to achieve the goals of education. Including the curricula and methods of teaching that are suitable for Distance Learning within the curricula of education colleges. Mixing the traditional education with Distance Learning to benefit from the advantages of Distance Learning, together with maintaining the educational values of traditional education. 30 RecommendationsRecommendations Appropriateness of Distance Learning in the High School Stage in KSA

31 Distance learning is a means but not an end. Applying this system in the public education, fully as a virtual school or partly mixed with the traditional education to be suitable for the circumstances of the learner, has become an urgent need in this era. Having many advantages makes it required for solving many of the problems that face the academic community. Fairness and equality will be achieved and knowledge will be available to everyone via distance learning as long as it has flexibility in what, when, where and how they learn. However, required quality will not be achieved without strong conditions, standards and rules besides constant follow up by the governments. It will have basic changes in the educational field with which the role of the teachers, the students and the school administration will change. Also, new methods of teaching will appear. 31 ConclusionConclusion Appropriateness of Distance Learning in the High School Stage in KSA

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