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Barriers in Implementing E-Learning in Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences

(2015) Barriers in Implementing E-Learning in Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences. Global journal of health science.

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: E-learning provides an alternative way for higher educational institutes to deliver knowledge to learners at a distance, rather than the traditional way. The aim of this study is to identify the barrier factors of e-learning programs in Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences (HUMS) in respect of the students and lecturers' point of view. METHODS: A cross-sectional study based on a questionnaire was conducted among 286 of students and lecturers in the nursing, midwifery and paramedic schools of HUMS. Two hundred and eighty-six participants filled in the questionnaire: 256 students, and 30 lecturers. RESULTS: Results of the study showed a lack of proper training in e-learning courses of the university 182 (69.1), limited communication with the instructor 174 (68) and the learners dominance of English language 174 (68) showed the greatest importance for the students. The awareness about e-learning program was 80 and 43 among lecturers and students respectively.The dominance of English language 26 (86.7) and lack of research grants for e-learning 23 (76.6) and lack of proper training on e-learning courses from the university 20 (66.7 ) were the most important barrier factors of implementing e-learning for lecturers. E-learning courses to supplement classroom teaching was a solution that mentioned by the majority of students 240 (93.8) and lecturers 29 (96.7) in this study. CONCLUSIONS: The positive perception of e-learning is an important consequence effect in the future, educational development of nursing, midwifery and paramedic schools.

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Keywords: adult; attitude to computers; communication barrier; cross-sectional study; female; human; human computer interaction; Iran; male; medical school; medical student; questionnaire; teaching, Adult; Attitude to Computers; Communication Barriers; Computer Literacy; Computer-Assisted Instruction; Cross-Sectional Studies; Faculty, Medical; Female; Humans; Iran; Male; Schools, Medical; Students, Medical; Surveys and Questionnaires
Subjects: History of Medicine. Medical Miscellany > WZ 305-350 Miscellany Relating to Medicine
Depositing User: مهندس هدی فهیم پور
URI: http://eprints.hums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4269

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