:: Volume 27, Issue 4 (winter 2017) ::
MEDICAL SCIENCES 2017, 27(4): 282-289 Back to browse issues page
The feasibility study of virtual learning courses for members of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Islamic Azad University, Tehran Medical Branch
Samaneh Parchebafieh * 1, Mahboobe Safavi 2, Soheila Mashouf 3, Golnoosh Mirsaidi 4, Shadi Abdollah Zargar 5, Hooman Bakhshandeh 6
1- Nursing Department, Tehran Medical Sciences Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran; PhD Candidate in Nursing Education, Tarbiat Modarres University. , Parchebafieh_s@yahoo.com
2- PhD in Health Services Management, , Nursing Department, Tehran Medical Sciences Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
3- Nursing Department, Tehran Medical Sciences Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran; PhD Candidate in Health care Services Management, Sciences and Research Branch of Islamic Azad University.
4- PhD in Educational Administration, Surgical Technology Department, Tehran Medical Sciences Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
5- Nursing Department, Tehran Medical Sciences Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
6- Epidemiologist. Rajaie Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (1521 Views)
Background: The evolution of information technology has affected all sectors of society including education. The precondition for the use of E-learning is the existence of contexts and clear view about it. The aim of this study was to determine the possibility of holding virtual training course at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Islamic Azad University, from the perspective of faculty member.
Materials and methods: This descriptive- survey study was done on 51 faculty members of Nursing and Midwifery faculty. Data were collected through questionnaires including 54 questions with 5-point Likert scale and in the 7 domains of technological, human, leadership and management, administrative and support, cultural and social, economic and pedagogical. Validity and reliability were evaluated and confirmed (Cronbach's alpha coefficient 87%). Answers were analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics (One- sample T test and Eta correlation) using SPSS (ver19) software.
Results: The average of responses for all domains was higher than the average (P<0.0001). The correlation coefficient ETA did not show strong correlation between demographic variables, including gender and education level of the participants, with total score of the questionnaire; but by increasing age of the participants, the total score of the questionnaire increased with effectiveness of 42 percent.
Conclusion: According to the results, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery have acceptable readiness for virtual training courses and must act to hold the course.
Keywords: Feasibility, Virtual learning, Nursing and midwifery
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Type of Study: Survey/Cross Sectional/Descriptive | Subject: Health Information Management
Received: 2016/10/9 | Accepted: 2017/04/30 | Published: 2017/12/23


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