Document Type : Original Article


The current cultural, technological and educational situation in Kuwait is discussed highlighting the ready availability of Information Technology , the gender differences resulting from the culture and the differences between the public and private education systems.
A preliminary survey of both sectors was conducted using questionnaires. The survey results showed that 100% of the private sector and 94% of the public sector students own personal computer(s) and that 98% of the students in the private sector and 89% of students in the public sector use computer daily. The results also show that there are significance difference in computer use between genders in the public sectoer but there are no significant difference in the private sector. nearly  all students in both sectors use computers for entertainment or personal reasons.
Finally the implications of the findings for implementing E-learning in both sectors in Kuwait are discussed. 


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