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Research in Medical Education 2011, 3(1): 1-10 Back to browse issues page
E–Learning Needs and Barriers from Perspective of Educational Staffs and Faculty Members of Qazvin University of Medical Sciences
A Allami *, F Derakhshan, F Safdari
, allami@qums.ac.ir
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   Introduction: Today, using of new technology such as electronic-learning because of developing communications is inevitable but moving of medical sciences universities in this regard is not acceptable. In this study we try to identify factors contribute to insufficient development of this education in Qazvin University of medical sciences.

  Methods: in this qualitative research from viewpoints of computer specialist, EDO and EDC staffs and faculty members of medical sciences (totally 30 participants) were used. Data were collected through interviews by using a questionnaire including, beliefs, attitudes and experiences about e-learning.

  Results: Acceleration in using electronic-learning is necessary from the viewpoints of participants, but there are some major problems and barriers for this education in medical sciences universities, such as: lack of appropriate telecommunications infrastructure, few companies offering electronic services, in appropriate manner of offering backup services, inability of informatics units in medical sciences universities to establish necessary infrastructure, insufficient capability of faculty members and students to use educational software and the high cost of designing virtual courses.

  Conclusion: It is necessary to provide essential infrastructure in explaining electronic-education necessity as well as generating appropriate content, empowering participants in electronic–education courses and promoting quality and quantity of companies which offering hardware and software services in medical-sciences universities.

Keywords: E-learning, medical sciences, barriers, necessary
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Allami A, Derakhshan F, Safdari F. E–Learning Needs and Barriers from Perspective of Educational Staffs and Faculty Members of Qazvin University of Medical Sciences. Research in Medical Education. 2011; 3 (1) :1-10
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Volume 3, Number 1 (4-2011) Back to browse issues page
پژوهش در آموزش علوم پزشکی Research in Medical Education