Specialization Impact on Internet Resource Usage: Omani Undergraduate Learner’s Perspectives

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B. Sriram 1,*

1. Faculty and Quality Assurance Officer Sur University College, PO: 440, PC: 411, Sur, Sultanate of Oman Mob: 00968-92186725

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijmecs.2014.08.02

Received: 16 May 2014 / Revised: 5 Jun. 2014 / Accepted: 12 Jul. 2014 / Published: 8 Aug. 2014

Index Terms

Internet Resources, Learning Processes, Specialization Impacts, Technology Supports in Learning, Probabilistic Approach


The current educational processes need various tools and technological supports in order to attain the required level of knowledge. The learning processes have been simplified with the help of different resources including internet resources. The usage of internet resources usage depends on the learner’s requirements in the field of study. This research had identified the significant impacts of the specialization of the learners on the internet resource usage. Also, the paper identified some specializations that have major influences in using such internet resources in learning processes. The study had been conducted in Omani undergraduate student’s environment with respect to selected specializations. The specialization impacts on the frequency of using internet resources, places of searching and purpose of using internet resources in the learning processes were analyzed using conditional probabilities and impacts had been identified with the help of decision tree diagram. The results showed that the students studying Information Technology specialization had greater impact in using internet resources in their learning processes compared to others at undergraduate levels.

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B. Sriram, "Specialization Impact on Internet Resource Usage: Omani Undergraduate Learner’s Perspectives", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science (IJMECS), vol.6, no.8, pp.10-17, 2014. DOI:10.5815/ijmecs.2014.08.02


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