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Attitude, Knowledge and Skill of Medical Students Toward E-Learning Kerman University Of Medical Sciences
Okhovati M1, Sharifpoor Ghahestani E2, Islami Nejad T3, Hamzezadeh Marzooni M4, Motamed Jahroomi M5
1- “Medical Informatics Research Center,” and “Medical Library & Information Department, Medical Management and Information Faculty”, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
2- Neurosciences Research Center, Institute of Neuropharmacology, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran , elham.sharifpoor@gmail.com
3- Education & Psychology Department, Payame Noor University (PNU), Kerman, Iran
4- Deputy of Food & Drug, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
5- Student’s Research Committee, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
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 Aims: According to the development of e-learning and its high efficiency on the development of Iran’s universities, level of knowledge and the attitude of the students to this modern method of education and indeed students’ skills in using it needed to be assessed to improve the quality and quantity of universities’ education. This study aimed to determine the attitude, knowledge and skill of medical students toward e-learning at Kerman University of Medical Sciences. 

Instrument & Methods: In this descriptive cross-sectional study that was performed in 2013, 196 students of Kerman University of Medical Sciences were selected using proportional stratified sampling method. The research instrument was a valid and reliable questionnaire. Data were analyzed using Pearson correlation coefficient, ANOVA and independent T tests by SPSS 19 software. 

Findings: The level of knowledge and skill of the students toward e-learning was “moderate” and their attitude was “high”. There were significant relationships between knowledge and skill (p=0.001 r=0.82) and also knowledge and attitude (p=0.001 r=0.37) but there was no significant relationship between skill and attitude (p=0.35 r=0.82). The scores of knowledge and skill were significantly different according to sex, but attitude had no significant difference with sex. 

Conclusion: Kerman University of Medical Sciences’ students have a positive attitude to e-learning but according to their moderate knowledge and skills, performing this method of learning is not welcomed in this university.

Keywords: Attitude [MeSH], Knowledge [MeSH], Students Medical [MeSH], Learning [MeSH],
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Theories of Learning and Teaching in Medical Sciences
Received: 2014/09/2 | Accepted: 2015/01/31 | Published: 2015/04/15
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Okhovati M, Sharifpoor Ghahestani E, Islami Nejad T, Hamzezadeh Marzooni M, Motamed Jahroomi M. Attitude, Knowledge and Skill of Medical Students Toward E-Learning Kerman University Of Medical Sciences. Educ Strategy Med Sci. 2015; 8 (1) :51-58
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