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Res Dev Med Educ. 2019;8(1):12-19.
doi: 10.15171/rdme.2019.003
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Original Research

Attitudes of faculty members towards using e-learning

Maryam Akbarilakeh 1 ORCiD, Alireza Razzaghi 2 * ORCiD, Hoseein Delavar Pour Moghaddam 1 * ORCiD

1 Department of Medical Education, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

Background: Faculty member’s attitude is one of the most important factors in the success of electronic learning. Understanding the attitudes of teachers toward e-learning can lead to an appropriate learning environment. This study aimed at examining the attitude of faculty members towards e-Learning at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in 2016.

Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 334 faculty members from the faculties of university were selected by random stratified sampling method and their attitude was assessed by questionnaires. Data was analyzed using SPSS 20.

Results: The mean age of subjects was 49.09 (SD = 7.41). Of the total study population, 57.75% (190) were males and 42.25% (139) were females. The highest mean score among the dimensions of attitude assessment was related to sense of enjoyment with a mean of 29.26 (SD = 0.71) and the lowest mean related to self-efficacy (mean = 5.96) (SD = 0.82).

Conclusion: The results of this study show that the attitude of faculty members is positive towards using appropriate e-learning. However, more studies are needed to assess the obstacles and approaches to improve the attitude of faculty members towards e-learning.

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Submitted: 16 May 2019
Accepted: 19 Jun 2019
First published online: 30 Jun 2019
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