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E-learning readiness among medical educators in Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia


Khalid, Salleha and Tengku Mohd, Tengku Amatullah Madeehah and Abang Abdullah, Khadijah Hassanah and Sanip, Suhaila and Mohd Aris, Muhammad Shamsir and Sharif, Khaironi Yatim and Mohd Mokthar, (2014) E-learning readiness among medical educators in Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 11 (1). pp. 17-23. ISSN 1546-9239; ESSN: 1554-3641


Recent advances in information technology has made e-learning feasible in many fields of education. Medical education is not any different. This survey is conducted among all the medical educators in Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) assessing their readiness and attitudes towards e-learning. A cross-sectional questionnaires assessing the IT skills, Internet usage, attitude, perceived benefits and usage of e-learning among USIM medical lecturers were used. Data gained were then analyzed. The response rate was 92%. Female (56) made majority of the respondents. 44 of the educators aged 25-34 with 56% had teaching experience of <5 years. Majority of the respondents rate their skills as intermediate in using the software. 56% uses the Internet for more than 3 h per day. Majority agreed that e-learning benefits the students in many ways. Majority also willing to learn and integrate e-learning in their teaching modalities. Despite this, many have not used e-learning in delivering lectures and accepting assignments at time of the survey. Nevertheless, while majority of medical educators are willing to incorporate e-learning in their teaching, many still have not used it. Improvement of infrastructure, training and support to all medical educators are required for successful implementation of e-learning.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2014.17.23
Publisher: Science Publications
Keywords: E-learning; Medical education
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 15 May 2015 04:28
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2017 08:46
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/30650
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