Date of Award

3-2013

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Education (M.Ed.)

Department

College of Education

Abstract

Tunisia has been recently in the worldwide news since December 2010. A country where the “Arab Spring” started that lead to a major political, economic and social shift in the Middle East and North Africa’s region. Change in all the country’s systems and dynamics is occurring on a daily basis during the current post-revolutionary period. However, Tunisia’s profile in academic journals and research is absent due to the lack of research work. In a country peopled with about 10 million, almost half a million students are attending 239 public and private higher educational institutions1. Seeking higher education is the only option for Tunisian youths due to the lack of natural resources and economic booming in the country. The need for a case study research to bring an authentic description of Tunisian academia has never been crucial than before. Indeed, scientific research is needed to start the country’s profile in academic journals and to provide accurate findings for decision makers in planning and implementing change/reforms. This study aimed at investigating the technology situation in the Tunisia’s higher educational system through a case study approach. The finding of this study revealed that Tunisian English language majors observed have positive attitudes and perfections toward information technology, despite the limited technology resources being used at the university where the study took place. Also, Tunisian students studied have a high technology literacy level as information technology positively impacted their motivation, performance and interest in learning.

1 Based on the Tunisian Ministry of Higher Education’ Report of 2011-2012, published at http://www.mes.tn/anglais/donnees_de_base/2012/dep_an2011_2012.pdf

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