The Relationship between the Use of Modern Educational Technology and Quality of Education in Zahedan University of Medical Sciences

  • Dr. Yousef Mehdipour Assistant Professor, Head of Health Information Technology Department, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran
  • Fariba Mir MSc, Department of Educational Management, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Zahedan, Iran
Keywords: Faculty Self-Efficacy, Modern Educational Technology, Quality of Education, University.


The present study aimed to investigate the relationship between the use of modern educational technology and the improvement of the quality of education in universities. The research was a descriptive-survey study. The statistical population were all faculty members of Zahedan University of Medical Sciences in the academic year 2017-2018 (336 people). Sample of study, based on Morgan table, was 200 faculties that selected as simple random sampling method. The research tools were three standard questionnaires: application of technology in education, quality of education, and Teacher Self-Efficacy. Validity & reliability of the questionnaires evaluated and confirmed. Descriptive statistics including frequency distribution tables, mean, standard deviation and charts were used to analyze the data. Pearson correlation coefficient and regression analysis were used for statistical analyses. The software used to data analyze was SPSS ver. 16. The study findings indicated a significant relationship between modern educational technology and quality of education in Zahedan University of Medical Sciences. Considering the results of data analysis, it can be argued that the use of modern educational technology can ultimately predict the quality of education. Therefore, if the authorities seek to improve the quality of education at the university, the use of modern educational technology can play a major role in this regard.


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