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Feasibility Assessment of Implementing Blended Learning in Health and Treatment Network Based on ISO 10015 Requirements
Aref Shahviren , Taghi Zavvar, Abolfazl Ghasemzadee, Fateme Hazratian
Tabriz University of Medical Science , shahvirenaref@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Blended learning is a combination of systemic and contingency approaches to learning which means that besides paying attention to the relationships between all components as a whole, the conditions of utilizing these tools to achieve the best results are especially taken into account too. The aim of this study was to explore the perspectives of Sarab health and treatment network staff on the establishment and implementation of blended learning system (face-to-face and online) based on ISO 10015 requirements.

Methods: The population of this descriptive survey included all of the health workers of Sarab health and treatment network in 2015 and the sample size was set at 265 using Morgan table. Data collection tool was a 63-item researcher-made questionnaire in the five-point Likert scale based on the requirements of ISO 10015. It measured feasibility assessment, design, implementation and evaluation of blended learning. Descriptive statistics and independent t-test were used to analyze data.

Results: The mean scores were calculated for needs assessment at 2.81±0.43, design at 2.6±0.52, implementation at 2.5±0.6, evaluation at 2.3±0.7 for the implementation of blended learning which all were less the expected mean (3) and this difference was statistically significant (t=1.4, p<0.001).

Conclusion: These results could be used as the basis of establishment and to enable strengthening of needs assessment, design, implementation and evaluation for providing appropriate infrastructure for the establishment of blended learning and making use of the benefits of both the online and face-to-face methods.

Keywords: Blended learning, e-learning, feasibility assessment, ISO 10015, health and treatment network
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Type of Study: Original research article | Subject: Teaching Methods
Received: 2015/07/3 | Accepted: 2016/01/9 | Published: 2016/05/10

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