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Evaluation of the nature, extent, and satisfaction with use of the Internet by applied science and technology faculty members in Jordan.


The Internet, of which the Web is a part, is considered to be a major source of information for many people and in many different environments. The Internet is widely used in higher education institutions worldwide. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the how, why, and the degree of satisfaction of applied science and technology faculty members using the Internet in Jordan. Another purpose was to collect and analyze the data to determine the patterns of Internet use and to identify the concerns regarding the barriers hindering the effective use of the Internet in teaching and research activities. The study examined and compared the use of the Internet among various applied science and technology disciplines including medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, engineering, agriculture, and information technology. A combination of a written questionnaire and a follow-up email interviews was used in this study.