Alshahrani, Saeed, Ward, Rupert and Walker, Martyn (2013) Impact of Web technologies on student's self-confidence and self-reliance. In: International Conference on Global Vision 2020, 3rd-4th May 2013, Tamil Nadu, India. (Unpublished)

According to (Masters and Wallace, 2010), Self 13confidence is 1CThe sense of personal strength and a belief that you are worthy and talented 1D. Reliance or self-reliance is the condition of relying on our resources as a people in order to accomplish any number of specific tasks and responsibilities that contribute to our liberation and independence (Bennett, 1877). In the history of the development of higher education, the relationship between the lecturer and the students has changed because of many different factors. Before the internet and web revolution, the lecturer used to be the main information source for his/her students. The web, as a modern source of knowledge, is now used universally and this spreading might affect the relationship between the lecturer and his students. Understanding the impact of this change appears to be important as it would be employed in improving teaching techniques. In this area, many studies have focused on the impact of using the internet and web applications on students and lecturers. These studies have widely investigated this impact on student 19s achievements, attitude and also have shown how the role and performance of the faculty have changed. This paper aims to investigate the impact of using web resources as a source of knowledge on the students 19 self-confidence and reliance from students 19 perspectives. The investigation focus on how students 19 knowledge gained from using websites has impacted on students 19 self-confidence and reliance. 1661 students from 30 universities/ educational institutions participated in this research.


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