Confirmation of Candidature - Faisal Hakim Alshammari

Exposing the factors that impact on faculty members' implementation of cloud computing in education.


Cloud computing apps have become a new trend in the global market of technology. They offer great potential for education. This has led a number of universities to sign contracts with large enterprises such as Microsoft and Google to create a new trajectory in teaching and collaborative learning. Despite the unlimited support that Saudi Arabia has been providing for cloud computing in education, there are many factors that influence in faculty members’ intentions for adopting cloud computing, particularly in emerging universities. This research will investigate factors that academic staff encounter in adopting cloud computing. The investigator will build the conceptual model from the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM2). By considering the significant social influence processes, cognitive instrumental processes and contextual processes, this research will explore the differences between STEM and HASS faculties and the gender differences between the academic staff regarding application in their workplace. The study will be conducted on one of emerging universities “X University”. Using a mixed methods approach, the consequences of the different factors will be analysed. This will help formulate a process to understand the faculty members’ intentions that confront the adoption of cloud computing, support relationships between the factors and the adoption of cloud computing. At the end of the analysis, the researcher will provide a thesis and suitable plan for the educational authorities to apply cloud computing in educational institutes.

Date         Thursday 25th May 2017

Time        3.00pm to 5:00pm

Location   Room S506

Location   Social Science Building 24  St Lucia Campus


PANEL:  Professor Peter Renshaw (Chair) and Professor Robyn Gillies

Principal Advisor: Dr Tony WrightAssociate Advisor:  Dr Vicente Reyes


About HDR Confirmation Seminars

The Confirmation Seminar is the first public presentation in the UQ milestone process.

Staff and students are urged to attend to support your colleagues at this first outing of their project.