Abstract

Abstract

This study explored graduate learners’ perceptions of the factors that facilitate their participation in online training programs to advance their careers. The study adopted a qualitative approach and took place at the American University in Cairo (AUC), via Zoom. The study conducted virtual, semi-structured interviews with 10 participants who are currently attending online training courses in the Engineering and Science Services Department (ESS). It aimed to understand graduate learners’ perceptions of the factors that facilitate their participation in online training programs and advance their careers. The study participants perceived online learning as the future of higher education and lifelong learning that helps them to enhance their knowledge and advance their careers. Graduate learners’ perceptions of online learning yielded multiple recommendations that might help address and expand online education in Egypt. The findings of this study show the importance of improving online education in developing more efficient and successful strategies within the online learning environment in Egyptian universities.

Department

English & Comparative Literature Department

Degree Name

MA in Educational Leadership

Graduation Date

Summer 6-15-2021

Submission Date

1-27-2021

First Advisor

Ibrahim M. Karkouti

Committee Member 1

Mustafa Toprak

Committee Member 2

Thomas Wolsey

Extent

104 p.

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Approval

Approval has been obtained for this item

Available for download on Thursday, January 27, 2022

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