Strides in Development of Medical Education

Document Type : Original Article


1 Ph.D. in Nursing Education, Assisstant Professor of Nursing Dept., School of Nursing & Midwifery, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran.

2 M.Sc. in Nursing, Instructor of Nursing Dept., School of Nursing & Midwifery, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran.

3 .Ph.D. in Educational Management, Education Development Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran.


Background & Objectives: In the world of information technology tendency toward using electronic learning as a novel learning style is increasing The contribution to electronic learning is dependent on the knowledge and attitude of faculty members toward this issue The aim of this study was to find the knowledge and attitude of faculty members in Guilan University of Medical Sciences toward electronic learning Methods: In this descriptive crosssectional study by using census sampling all faculty members in Guilan University of Medical Sciences were studied of whom 220 ones eventually responded to the questionnaire Data collection instrument was a questionnaire consisted of 4 sections of demographic features (5 questions) computer knowledge (6 questions) attitudetesting items (10 questions based on Likert scale) and questions related to the facilities (8 yes/no questions) Competency (9 questions) Content validity and reliability were determined by α cronbach Data analysis was performed by SPSS 16 software package Results: The majority of respondents had sufficient knowledge (683%) and positive attitude (894%) From all 695% asserted that they have the required computer skills but 95% said that they do not have enough facilities in home and university for using electronic sources Conclusion : Positive attitude of faculty members toward electronic learning requires implementation of continuous education programs for faculty members in order to improve their knowledge about information technology and uptodate electronic learning skills


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