E-learning Accessibility for Saudi Women: A Literature Review

Yahya Al Alhareth


Saudi government has made significant efforts and heavily invested in its e-learning innovation in order to offer students alternative opportunity to complete their higher education. However despite all the efforts being made, Saudi Arabia is still in the early stage of its e-learning development and faces many challenges especially for female’s students from their ability to take the benefit of such technology. Therefore, understanding the ability of Saudi women to access and use e-learning is more important than just make it available for them. In other words, the use of e-learning involves not just technical availability but the capability to benefit. In this regards, this paper will review the literature of e-learning accessibility for Saudi women by considering several different aspects including: general information about Saudi Arabia (e.g. country, society, education system), women’s education, higher education and e-learning, challenges of e-learning and women’s capacity to access e-learning freely.


E-learning; Capability Approach; Saudi Society; Higher Education.

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