Assessing Students’ Satisfaction Regarding the Use of Virtual Learning at Larestan University of Medical Sciences

Document Type : Original Article


1 Student Research Committee, Larestan University of Medical Sciences, Larestan, Iran

2 Imam Reza Teaching Hospital, Larestan University of Medical Sciences, Larestan, Iran

3 Department of Nursing, School of Nursing, Larestan University of Medical Sciences, Larestan, Iran


Background: Given the dramatic expansion of e-learning in 
the world and also its increasing use in Iranian universities and 
considering the fundamental role of students in educational systems, 
it is necessary to further study the structure of their knowledge and 
attitude in using e-learning method. The present study was designed 
to determine the level of satisfaction with virtual education among 
the students of Larestan University of Medical Sciences in 2021.
Methods: The present study is a survey conducted in 2021 on 
students at Larestan University of Medical Sciences. The sample 
size was 132 people. Available (convenient) sampling method was 
used for sampling. A researcher-made questionnaire (Content 
Validity Ratio=0.99, Cronbach’s alpha reliability=0.82) was used to 
collect data on the students’ satisfaction with virtual learning. SPSS 
software version 25 and independent t-test and one-way analysis of 
variance were used for statistical analysis.
Results: Out of 132 students participating in the present study, 
88 (67.70%) were girls. The only correlation was between the 
students’ semester and the total satisfaction score, where the higher 
the student’s semester, the lower their satisfaction was (P=0.002). 
The overall mean score of satisfaction with virtual learning was 
Conclusion: In general, due to the significant expansion of virtual 
education around the world, despite the short life of those efforts to 
improve the facilities and infrastructure of hardware and network 
,paying attention to the diversity and appeal of training using diverse 
solutions, providing appropriate content based on the results of 
needs assessments, and more interactions between professors and 
students can lead to the development of this type of education and 
maximize student satisfaction.


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