عنوان مقاله [English]
The purpose of this study is to evaluate E-learning of the virtual learning program from the student's point of view in university of Sistan and Baluchestan, It gives a clear picture of the current state of e-learning in the university and provides useful information for the administrators to adopt policies and strategies for improving it. The study has a descriptive-scrolling design and suggests applied objectives. The research population were 108 college students in 2014-2015 academic year. A sample of 84 participants were randomly selected based on Cochran's formula. To collect the data, a researcher- made questionnaire was applied. To determine the validity of the questionnaire, the opinions of professors and experts in the field of study were asked and to estimate the reliability of the questionnaire Cronbach's alpha coefficient was used. The results of the study showed that learners’ individual characteristics and infrastructure factors were desirable, supporting was relatively desirable, and instructional content and evaluation methods were undesirable. Furthermore, investigating the gap between the performance and the importance of each component of electronic learning revealed that all of them had negative gaps. The negative gaps indicate that the students’ expectations are unfulfilled and have to be addressed.
Case study: University of Sistan and Baluchestan.
Materials and Methods
The study has a descriptive-scrolling design and suggests applied objectives. The research population were 108 college students in 2014-2015 academic year. A sample of 84 participants were randomly selected based on Cochran's formula. To collect the data, a researcher- made questionnaire was applied
The evaluation of e-learning development in universities and educational institutes has always been a concern of educational administrators. The present research aims to study e-learning of virtual learning program from the student's point of view in university of Sistan and Baluchestan. It is hoped to identify the strong and weak points of this program in the university and to suggest some policies the remove the barriers and to improve the present state. To this end, after reviewing the literature and consulting with prominent, professors of the field, five factors of individual characteristics, instructional content, infrastructure, supporting, evaluation and also 33 indexes related to these factors were selected. The results of the study showed that the individual characteristics are desirable which supports salim’s(2007) findings. The results showed that instructional content was undesirable which are in line with findings of Ghaedi(1385), Rastgarpour and Gorgizade(1391) and Noorollahi et al.(1392). It is desirable with respect to infrastructure condition which supports salim’s(2007) findings. With regard to supporting is undesirable which confirms Ghaedi(1385), Noorollahi et al.(1392) and anarinezhad and Mohammadi(1393) findings.
Moreover, the study of the gap between performance and importance of each component of e-learning revealed a negative gap. The existence of this negative gap indicates that the student’s expectations are not satisfied and some actions are required from the administrator’s side to fill these gaps.