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Iranian Journal of Medical Education 2014, 14(5): 437-447 Back to browse issues page
E-learning Adoption by Faculty Members of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences and Health Services: Faculties’ Viewpoints
Seyyed Nasrollah Hosseini, Mehdi Mirzaei Alavijeh, Mari Ataee, Farzad Jalilian, Behzad Karami Matin , Latifeh Rastegar
() Associate Professor, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran. E-mail: bkm_1344@kums.ac.ir , o.rastegar@yahoo.com
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Introduction: E-learning is an individualized education and due to its low costs, Iranian universities have suggested the use of this method. In this context, recognizing the factors affecting the adoption and use of e-learning is important. The study was performed to determine the usefulness, ease of use and perceived barriers to E-learning considering the viewpoints of faculty members of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences. Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in year 2013 among faculty members of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences. Participants were selected through simple random sampling with probability proportional to size. Data were collected using questionnaire through self-report. Data were analyzed using independent t-test and one-way ANOVA statistical tests at 95% significant level. Results: The highest scores were respectively related to the domains of barriers (70.5 %) ease of use (68.4 %) and perceived usefulness (67.2 %). Highest scores in the three domains of usefulness, ease of use and barriers related to the items, were respectively related to the items of “more access to other experienced teachers in distance”, “ease of using computer software related to E-learning” and “low speed internet service” that achieved the mean scores 3.82±0.76, 3.6±0.95, 4.14±0.83 respectively out of 5 as a total score. Conclusion: Considering the fact that perceived barriers had a greater proportion in E-learning among faculty members, therefore, it seems emphasis on perceived barriers can lead to beneficial results in E-learning.
Keywords: Usefulness, ease of use, barriers, e-learning, faculty members.
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Type of Study: Original research article | Subject: E-learning
Received: 2014/04/21 | Accepted: 2014/07/23 | Published: 2014/08/6
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Hosseini S N, Mirzaei Alavijeh M, Ataee M, Jalilian F, Karami Matin B, Rastegar L. E-learning Adoption by Faculty Members of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences and Health Services: Faculties’ Viewpoints. Iranian Journal of Medical Education. 2014; 14 (5) :437-447
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