Strides in Development of Medical Education

Document Type : Original Article


1 B.Sc. Student in Medical Informatics, Young Researchers Club, Islamic Azad University, Mobarakeh Branch, Isfahan, Iran

2 M.Sc. Student in Educational Programming, Young Researchers Club, Islamic Azad University, Chalous Branch, Chalous, Iran

3 M.Sc. Student in Researching, Research Center for Modeling in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran


Background & Objective: Current approach to the education is open learning Universities in line with the new technologies tend to provide distance and semidistance education and they are engaged in elearning through setting up websites Analyzing the existing data in intended websites can be beneficial in improving distance education and elearning The aim of this study was to evaluate the qualities of virtual websites of medical science universities in the world Methods: In this descriptive qualitative and quantitative study 40 web sites of medical science universities were evaluated through website quality evaluating tools (Cronbachs alpha = 095) Results : “Specific purpose for data range” and “audiences and websites goal” were in excellent conditions Also “ease of searching” “graphic” “updating” “internal links” writers academic background” “stability of the structure” and “speed of website loading” were in good conditions Conclusion: The findings of this study can be used by medical science university website managers to improve the quality of the related websites


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