Assessment of the use of computer assisted learning (CAL) and multimedia in Kuwaiti Higher Education
This paper presents and discusses the finding of a survey carried out in order to assess the current use of Computer Assisted Learning (CAL) and Multimedia (MM)in Kuwaiti Higher Education (HE), and to identify both areas in which such technology is thought to be needed in this context, and factors which are likely to constrain its use. Data has been collected using interviews, questionnaires, and from other documentary sources. The main objective of the survey was to provide the HE decision-maker in Kuwait with comprehensive information and provide recommendations regarding CAL and Multimedia in Kuwaiti HE. The study shows that Kuwait HE is not employing CAL or Multimedia at present. Although a small number of teaching staff use of develop CAL and multimedia learning programmes, there is a general lack of experience in using and developing CAL and Multimedia, as well as an absence of general guidelines for designing and developing CAL and Multimedia suitable for the Kuwaiti HE environment. Teaching staff and students show interest in implementing CAL and Multimedia in their educational institutions, but they believe that some difficulties would be involved in such implementation.