نوع مقاله : علمی- پژوهشی
عنوان مقاله [English]
E-learning as new educational technology is rapidly developing, expanding and changing. This rapid expanding has prompted administrators to follow scientific and rational methods in implementing, managing and evaluating e-learning projects. Need assessment as a scientific and rational method is a way to follow prior to adopting e-learning projects. The goal of present research was to measure ShahidChamranUniversity’s readiness for adopting e-learning. The Population of the research consisted of all students and faculty members in the second semester of the academic year 1385-1386. The Samples comprised 351 students and 129 faculty members selected by stratified random sampling method. Two standard tests were administered; one to students and the other to faculty members. In order to analyze data, both descriptive and inferential statistics (ANOVA) were used. Findings revealed that the students and faculty members of ShahidChamranUniversity are relatively ready for e-learning. In addition, inferential analysis of data showed that there is a significant difference between humanities and basic sciences students in readiness for e-learning, but the no significant difference between academic achievement of students and readiness for e-learning was discovered. According to another finding there is no significant difference between rank of faculty members and their attitudes towards university readiness for e-learning.