Learning orientations of IT higher education students in UAE University

Nabeel Al-Qirim, Ali Tarhini, Kamel Rouibah, Serhani Mohamd, Aishah Rashid Yammahi, Maraim Ahmed Yammahi

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This research examines the learning preferences of students in UAE University (UAEU). The uniqueness of this research emanates from the fact that no prior research examined this area from the UAE’s perspective. Thus, this research embarks on the fact that student learning strategies vary from one country to another due to many factors. This research utilizes six learning strategies extended from the literature and attempts to examine their importance on UAEU students using survey research. The selected learning strategies were students” motivation, time-poorness, mastery effort, assessment focus, competitiveness, and listening. This research provided interesting insights and contrasts pertaining to the learning strategies of UAEU students. Implications are discussed highlighting different theoretical as well as professional contributions and contentions and portrayed a path where pending issues could be addressed by future research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-142
Number of pages14
JournalEducation and Information Technologies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Assessment focus
  • Competitiveness
  • Learning strategies
  • Listening
  • Mastery effort
  • Motivation
  • Time-poorness
  • UAE university

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Library and Information Sciences


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