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Feasibility of Utilizing Virtual Education from the viewpoints of Professors,Students and Information technology Staff (IT) in Guilan University of Medical Sciences
A Saberi , E Kazempour * , A Porkar
Department of Education, Islamic Azad University Tonekabon Branch. Tonekabon, Iran , kazempour.edu@gmail.com
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Introduction: Virtual education is an electronic teaching method that provides learners with access to education in every situation. This study examines the possibility, facilitators and barriers of   utilizing virtual education in Guilan University of Medical Sciences from the viewpoints of faculty members, Information Technology  staff and basic Medical Sciences students.
Methods: This is a descriptive-survey research that was conducted on 582  including 350 faculty,12 IT staff and 220 medical sciences students from January 2017 to August in 2017. The instrument was a researcher-made questionnaire of 40 items that  its validity was confirmed through face and content validity and realiability by chronbakh- alpha .Data were analyzed by descriptive criteria, One- sample t-test (t-level = 2.5 according to the Likert Scale 4 scores)through SPSS.
Results: The mean of status variables and the application of virtual education training system was 3.30±0.529 (t= 8.78) and the mean of the applied fields was 3.28 ± 0.505 (t = 8.53), the average facilitators of the possibility Establishment was 3.34 ± 0.504 (t = 10. 38), the mean of the barriers and limiting factors were 3.35 ± 0.501(t = 10.76),The mean of the variables of the virtual education system was calculated to be 3.32 ± 0.439 (t = 11. 15) (p = 0.001 All cases).
Conclusion: The status of the possibility of using the virtual education system in terms of conditions and capability, applied fields, facilitating factors is in the optimum level and limiting factors in Guilan University of Medical Sciences is higher than the average level.
Keywords: Feasibility study, Virtual Education, University, Medicine
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Saberi A, Kazempour E, Porkar A. Feasibility of Utilizing Virtual Education from the viewpoints of Professors,Students and Information technology Staff (IT) in Guilan University of Medical Sciences. rme. 2018; 10 (1) :29-21
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