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Journal:   JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES IN MEDICAL EDUCATION   SPRING-SUMMER 2019 , Volume 6 , Number 1 #a00498; Page(s) 12 To 21.

Students' Satisfaction with website updating at Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences in 2017

* Faculty of Medicine, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
Introduction: University websites provide users with services and necessary information for professors, students, and other users. Considering the significant role of students for research development and progression, study intended to determine the satisfaction of students with the current website of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences. Methods: This was a descriptive study in which 6 websites from medical, dental, pharmacy, midwifery, nursing, health and paramedical colleges were compared in terms of being up to date. The participants were selected randomly and 650 students from Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences were questioned about their satisfaction with university websites. Website evaluations were done through content analysis. Their validity was confirmed by five informatics experts. Using SPSSwin22 software, Cronbach's alpha coefficient was 0. 86 which showed a good reliability. To determine the satisfaction of both male and female students regarding websites' updating, T-test and independent variance analysis were applied. Results: On the whole, 28 information items were extracted from the six websites under study and were classified into six groups: in formation on professors, department performance, filed of study, educational contents, and research. Students' satisfaction with information about professors and the departments was moderate but their satisfaction was even less regarding the research information of every department (p <0. 05). Conclusion: Using standard indices in websites and updating them, increases the visibility of faculty members, the content of websites and also saves users' time. Therefore, senior executives need to take the necessary steps to improve the quality of such affairs.
Keyword(s): Classification,Internet,Universities
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