The educational technology's impact on youth creativity and innovation: A case of Ha’il region of Saudi Arabia




Creativity, innovation, educational technology, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Vision 2030.


Educational technology can play a prominent role in fostering youth creativity and innovation. However, only limited studies have examined the impact of educational technology on youth creativity and innovation. This assessment is especially critical in the context of Saudi Arabia, which has been investing significant resources in higher education and digital transformation initiatives as part of the Saudi Vision 2030. Thus, this research examines the effect of educational technology on university students' creative and innovative capabilities. We used quantitative methodology to accomplish the study's objectives and employed questionnaires. The questionnaires were conducted at the University of Ha’il, Saudi Arabia. The study's findings establish critical parameters for utilizing educational technology to promote university students' creativity and innovativeness throughout their learning process in Saudi Arabia, particularly in developing regions such as Ha'il. The research contributes to the body of knowledge about youth innovation and creativity, particularly in developing countries. Additionally, the study's findings contribute to the realization of Saudi Vision 2030 by raising awareness of the value of accessibility and effective utilization of educational technology in fostering youth creativity and innovation.


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Author Biographies

Harman Preet Singh, University of Ha'il, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Department of Management and Information Systems, College of Business Administration, University of Ha'il, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Mujahid Ahmed Mohammed Alwaqaa, University of Ha’il, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Department of English, College of Arts, University of Ha’il, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


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How to Cite

Singh, H. P., & Alwaqaa, M. A. M. (2023). The educational technology’s impact on youth creativity and innovation: A case of Ha’il region of Saudi Arabia. Amazonia Investiga, 12(66), 144–154.