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:: Volume 8, Issue 3 (July-August 2015) ::
Educ Strategy Med Sci 2015, 8(3): 159-164 Back to browse issues page
Faculty Members’ Attitude toward e-Learning Zanjan University of Medical Sciences
Maleki A 1, Faghihzadeh S2 , Taran Layegh Z3 , Najafi L3
1- Midwifery Department, Nursing & Midwifery School, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran , malekia@zums.ac.ir
2- Biostatistics & Epidemiology Department, Medicine Faculty, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, zanjan, Iran
3- Midwifery Department, Nursing & Midwifery School, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran
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Aims: Electronic education is one of the teaching methods, which students can achieve educational goals according to their talents. The aim of this study was to determine the faculty members' attitudes toward e-learning in Zanjan University of Medical Sciences.
Instrument & Methods: In this cross-sectional study, the attitude of 69 faculty members of Zanjan University of Medical Sciences towards electronic education were investigated using simple random sampling in 2014. Data collection instruments were demographic questions, skills and access to computers status, and standard Mishra attitude questionnaire. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Chi-square tests.
Findings: The access of faculty members to the computers was very favorable in 44 persons (63.8%) and their skills in computer use were favorable in 50 persons (72.5%) respectively. In addition, 54 of them (78.3%) had a positive attitude towards e-learning. Their attitude significantly had relationship just with their academic degree. Therefore, the assistant professors' degree had very positive attitudes towards e-learning compared with the others (p=0.04).
Conclusion: The majority of them have a positive attitude towards e-learning and their access or skills to the computer are favorable. Therefore, it reflects the appropriate capacity of faculty members of Zanjan University of Medical Sciences for the successful implementation of e-learning programs.

Keywords: Learning [MeSH], Attitude [MeSH], Education Distance [MeSH], Iran [MeSH]
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: New Methods of Teaching in Medical Sciences
Received: 2015/06/26 | Accepted: 2015/08/18 | Published: 2015/08/19
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Maleki A, Faghihzadeh S, Taran Layegh Z, Najafi L. Faculty Members’ Attitude toward e-Learning Zanjan University of Medical Sciences. Educ Strategy Med Sci 2015; 8 (3) :159-164
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