Title: Comparative Study of Internet Usage in Educational Institutes: The Jordanian Hashemite University as a Case Study

Year of Publication: Apr - 2014
Page Numbers: 100-107
Authors: Awni Itradat , Majdi Maabreh, Amar Rayyan, Abed Aljawabreh and Muaffaq Imam
Conference Name: The International Conference on Computing Technology and Information Management (ICCTIM2014)
- United Arab Emirates


Internet usage is considered one of many indications of advancement in the educational institutes. Nowadays, the Internet provides billions of webpages and becomes the information superhighway. The usage and intentions are varied among users where billions of people daily access the internet for several purposes; scientific research, entertainment, downloads files, chatting….etc. In this paper, we are trying to verify the students' as well as the staff usage of the Internet. Many weblog files are daily generated in Web servers of the Universities. We have selected a Jordanian Hashemite University (HU) as a case study. Samples of the weblogs files are collected to be analyzed and studied. A special program is designed based on JAVA to extract the required data from these files. The results show that social network and education websites are the most accessed websites by both students and staff. The results and analysis of study carried out are provided to highlight the differences between the web usage by the staff and that by the students.