Study of the Impact of Students’ Access to Internet and its Impacts on their Relationship with their Teachers and on their Academic Engagement: A Case Study of four Schools in UAE
The British University in Dubai (BUiD)
This study aims to analyze the impact of internet use on the academic performance of students and student-teacher relationship. The relationship of the student with teachers is significant in providing academic help, guidance, and directions. However, the trends are changing an internet is taking over the role of teachers. The study analyses the case of four schools and findings suggests that internet has a negative impact on student’s teacher relationship thus adversely influencing the academic performance. The study recommends the need for designing academic structure that offers more connection of student with the teacher and reduces the need for internet use for any kind of help and guidance.
academic performance, student-teacher relationship, United Arab Emirates (UAE), academic engagement