International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online)

Towards Flexible Learning for Adult Learners in Saudi Higher Education
Rema Alghamdi

Abstract
This literature review discusses the status of online learning in Saudi higher education and its advantages for Saudi citizens. Online learning helps to accommodate the growth of enrollments in Saudi higher education institutions, allows students from small cities to pursue their studies without the need for traveling, and provides women the chance to pursue their education without having to neglect their main role within the home. Although online learning has spread worldwide, some weaknesses appear in integrating distance learning in Saudi education in general and higher education specifically. These weaknesses are due to some constraints, including physical, personal, and administrative constraints. Saudi Arabia could benefit from distance education opportunities for many reasons. Recommendations to improve online learning in Saudi Arabia are given.

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