Survey of Students Readiness to Use of E-learning Technology

Shahnavazi, A and Mehraeen, E and Bagheri, S and Miri, Z and Mohammadghasemi, M (2017) Survey of Students Readiness to Use of E-learning Technology. Journal of Paramedical Sciences & Rehabilitation, 6 (3). pp. 60-66.

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Purpose: Development of information technology in educational field has led to extended application of new methods of training and learning in various universities. Implementation of e-learning projects in Iran universities and evaluation of prerequisites and learner readiness to actively participate in e-learning environment require extensive studies in this regard. Accordingly, this research was conducted to evaluate the students' readiness to use of E-learning system in Zabol University of Medical Sciences. Methods: This descriptive, analytic study was performed with cross-sectional manner in 2014-2015. Research populations were students of Zabol University of Medical Sciences that 300 persons of them were selected using classified random sampling method. The research instrument was a questionnaire that designed by the researchers. After collecting data, they were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics with SPSS statistical software. Results: The results of this study showed that the average of readiness indicators to use of e-learning were respectively in dimension of “access to technology” 10.92, “continuous skills and communications” 32.86, “motivation” 9.52, “the ability to learn via media” 11.17, “internet group negotiations”10.77, and “important issues to the success of e-learning” 18.23. Also, there was a significant relationship between the students’ readiness and their education grade (p=0.03). Conclusion: According to the present findings, lack of technology infrastructures to use e-learning materials led to only 32/3 of students have a good evaluating grade. Therefore, it can be concluded that in order to implement and effectively use of e-learning technology, we must be improved the various dimensions examined in this study.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Paramedical Science and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: jpsr jpsr
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 17:14
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 17:14

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