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Introduction : University education has been using computers and internet related technology for research purposes since long, with advent of simulations and the current pandemic with need for high breed teaching, technology has become an essential element for health professionals training and continued professional development. Globally students have been accustomed to face to face learning.The aim of the study was to assess the attitude of faculty toward e- learning in RAK Medical and Health Sciences University, UAE.
Materials and Methods: Cross sectional survey design with a sample of 55 faculties in all the four colleges were selected using convenience-sampling. Test of e – Learning Related Attitude (TeLRA) scale was used for the study. It consists of 4 point Likert scale with 17 items. Reverse scoring was done for negatively worded items Statistical package for social science (SPSS) version 25 and Fisher’s exact test.
Results: 55 faculties participated in the study with majority being females from the Nursing College, who spends 6-10 hours of the day working with computer. Findings revealed that there was a significant association between years of experience (p= 0.045), history of attending computer course (p = 0.031) with attitude of faculty members towards e learning. Fisher test revealed that there is a significant association between faculty attitude towards the e - learning and selected demographic data.
Conclusion: there was a significant association between years of experience, history of attending computer course and attitude of faculty towards e-learning. The study provided a useful catalyst for further investigation of teachers' behavioural intention to use e-learning in another setting.
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