Evaluation of Web-Based Teaching of Anatomy Course in Medical Students of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences

AUTHORS

Farzad Jalilian 1 , Behzad Karami Matin 1 , Parnian Jalili 2 , Lida Memar Eftekhary 3 , Mohamad Reza Salahshoor 4 , Mehdi Mirzaei Alavijeh 5 , Cyrus Jalili 4 , *

1 Dept. of Public Health, School of Public Health, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

2 Student Research Committee, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

3 Education Development Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

4 Fertility and Infertility Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

5 Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences, Yasuj, Iran

How to Cite: Jalilian F , Karami Matin B , Jalili P , Memar Eftekhary L , Salahshoor M R , et al. Evaluation of Web-Based Teaching of Anatomy Course in Medical Students of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences , Educ Res Med Sci. 2014 ; 3(2):e77249.

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Educational Research in Medical Sciences: 3 (2); e77249
Published Online: December 27, 2014
Article Type: Research Article
Received: February 17, 2014
Accepted: December 16, 2014
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Abstract

Introduction: The increasing development of software in e-learning has opened a new horizon in education. The current research was conducted to assess the effect of web-based teaching of anatomy course on medical students’ attitude, perceived ease of use, perceived benefit and satisfaction with teaching method at Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences.

Methods: The present study was an interventional quasi-experimental study that was carried out on medical students at Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences. The students were divided into two groups, one group was taught through web-based teaching method and the other one was taught via traditional teaching method. Data were collected by a researcher-made questionnaire with confirmed validity and reliability using self-report technique. The question­naires were collected from the groups at the beginning and end of the semester. Data were analyzed by SPSS-21 software using chi-square, t-test and regression analysis and p<0.05 was considered significant.

Results: The age range of the participants was 18-38 (19.82±2.06). The findings showed that 40.2% of the participants had experienced web-based learning. After intervention, the mean scores of perceived ease of use, perceived benefit, attitude and satisfaction with teaching method among the students receiving web-based teaching were significantly higher than the control group (p<0.05).

Conclusion: The results of the current study indicated higher perceived ease of use and perceived benefit, more favorable attitude and higher satisfaction with the teaching method among the students taught through web-based teaching method, which might promote the quality of learning.

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