American Journal of Applied Sciences

E-LEARNING READINESS AMONG MEDICAL EDUCATORS IN UNIVERSITI SAINS ISLAM MALAYSIA

Salleha Khalid, Tengku Madeehah Tengku Mohd, Khadijah Hassanah, Suhaila Sanip, Muhammad Shamsir Aris, Khaironi Sharif and Mohd Mokthar

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2014.17.23

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 11, Issue 1

Pages 17-23

Abstract

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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© 2014 Salleha Khalid, Tengku Madeehah Tengku Mohd, Khadijah Hassanah, Suhaila Sanip, Muhammad Shamsir Aris, Khaironi Sharif and Mohd Mokthar. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.