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Susan Crosbie, Dr.
Dhofar University
Susan has taught in the Arabian Gulf for more than 14 years. Currently, she teaches in the English and Education Departments at Dhofar University in Salalah, Oman.

Khalid Al Mashikhi, Dr.
Dhofar University
Khalid is the assistant dean of the College of Arts and Applied Sciences, Dhofar University. Khalid received his M.A and Ed.D. from the University of Nebraska, Omaha.Khalid’s teaching/ research interests include leadership, and teaching and learning.

Student Motivation: What a Difference Five Years Makes! (PP159), Paper
The purpose of this research study is to track and examine the changes in student motivation factors in the Dhofar region of Oman over a five-year period. All members of the surveyed population are studying in English. Though the population remained homogenous, their attitudes towards learning and accessing information showed a shift. Information became more readily available, and students’ changes in educational motivation were directly affected by their attitudinal changes.