Internet Use among Jordanian Students with and without Learning Difficulties at Primary Schools

Authors

  • Zahraa J. Rahahleh Special Education Department, Princess Rahma University College, Al-Balqa Applied University, P.O. B. 206, Salt 19117, Jordan
  • Mohammad A. Sakarneh Special Education Department, Princess Rahma University College, Al-Balqa Applied University, P.O. B. 206, Salt 19117, Jordan
  • Mizyed A. Hyassat Special Education Department, Princess Rahma University College, Al-Balqa Applied University, P.O. B. 206, Salt 19117, Jordan
  • Nawaf S. al-Zyoud Special Education Department, Queen Rania Faculty for Childhood, The Hashemite University, P.O. Box 330127, Zarqa 13133, Jordan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36941/jesr-2021-0031

Keywords:

Internet use, primary schools, students with learning difficulties

Abstract

The main aim of this study is to explore the degree of Internet use among Jordanian students with and without learning difficulties at primary schools. Descriptive-analytical approach was utilized to achieve the study aims. The study sample consisted of (144) students from different primary schools in Jordan. A validated scale was developed to collect the data. SPSS software was employed to analyze the collected data; means, standard deviations, and t-test were calculated. Findings revealed that students with learning difficulties had good computer skills which were similar to students without learning difficulties. It also showed that there were no statistical significant differences in the skills of using the Internet, the degree of its use, the areas of use, and the problems that hindered their use attributed to the classification variable (with and without learning disabilities). This indicates that students with learning difficulties have skills and abilities to use the Internet in all areas, just as students without learning difficulties. The study, therefore, recommends making technological useful facilities available to the students with learning difficulties, to their teachers, and their parents.

 

Received: 26 November 2020 / Accepted: 15 February 2021 / Published: 5 March 2021

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Published

2021-03-05

How to Cite

Rahahleh, Z. J. ., Sakarneh, M. A. ., Hyassat, M. A. ., & al-Zyoud, . N. S. . (2021). Internet Use among Jordanian Students with and without Learning Difficulties at Primary Schools. Journal of Educational and Social Research, 11(2), 74. https://doi.org/10.36941/jesr-2021-0031

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