Tahani Assiri

- How did you benefit by e-learning?
I strongly believe that e-learning has many benefits; I have observed that the most important benefit of this medium of instruction/learning is that it is flexible and user-friendly.
E-learning is also effective anywhere, anytime. I can attend my classes in virtual classrooms synchronously o asynchronously. My dear professor Mohamed Habashi told me I can e-learn anywhere, anytime in cyberspace.
I also believe that e-learning can help me with my studies and my study skills. There are several embedded applications and elements about e-learning such as videos, sound effects, graphics, etc. I can listen to and view my virtual lectures at anytime often and again as much as I like, anywhere on earth with just a click on the board.

- What problems did you encounter in traditional learning but solved in e-learning?
The most obvious problem with traditional learning had to do with inter-personal communication off campus. Through e-learning, students can communicate with their professors via course email or chat rooms, e-bulletins and discussion boards off campus synchronously or asynchronously anywhere on the globe.
Individual variations in learning is another big problem overcome with e-learning; some students who are slow learners can go back to taped lectures and rewind as often as they please while fast learners can make use of their lectures once and for ever without wasting classroom time. As such, individual differences problems can be done away with ..In addition, some students may be unaware of how to utilize e-learning for their individual learning needs. This problem was solved when the university had sent an e-learning specialist for training students as to how to make the best use of e-learning. That was done perfectly! Thanks be to Allah !

-How do you envision the future of e-learning in KKU?
KKU is a pioneering university in KSA in terms of initiating e-learning endeavours to deliver its courseware. KKU was also prime amongst Saudi universities in providing e-training for faculty and students. This is ample evidence that KKU has a fantastic vision of the future as a nascent e-learning university. E-courses are on the increase; students are more desirous of receiving their courseware online. Teachers in KKU are up to the standard in providing their courseware on the internet.
This is all what I believe in about e-learning in KKU.

Thank you.
Tahani Assiri