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  1. 1. The challenge in E-Learning for Healthcare Professionals; An Exploration in rural Thailand<br />
  2. 2. why is my research important?<br />This research will help to inform lecturers on teaching online material, course delivery and design. It may also inform policy makers when considering budgets, plans and requirements for supporting healthcare professional students in rural Thailand. In particular the results may be useful for helping engagement of healthcare professionals in other similar developing countries<br />
  3. 3. How did I come up with the research questions?<br />This report outlines the research: and background to e-learning in Thailand, which is of particular importance to healthcare professionals; focusing on the infrastructures and the culture of Thai students. The report will also outline the research methodology to be used; an interpretive approach. The purpose of this research is to investigate the barriers and drivers for adoption of e-Learning, for healthcare professional students in Thailand. The research will explore the challenge of e-learning in four domains: <br />a) University Policies for e-Learning course <br />b) Cultural diversity for e-Learning environment <br />c) Infrastructures for e-Learning environment <br />d) Finance of the e-Learning course. <br />
  4. 4. Research Questions<br />‘What are the barriers and the drivers for e-Learning for healthcare professional students in rural Thailand?’<br />How are barriers overcome?<br />How do healthcare professional students make the best use of the drivers?<br />What is the relationship between the barriers and drivers for healthcare professionals in Thailand?<br />Are the subjects of the barriers related to the subjects of the drivers?<br />
  5. 5. what are the important findings?<br />
  6. 6. Infra-structures<br />University Cultures<br />Finance<br />The Challenges of eLearning for Healthcare Professional<br />Barriers<br />Drivers<br />University Policies<br />
  7. 7. what are the research methods?<br />
  8. 8. Mix Social Method for Investigation<br />‘Social process is not captured in hypothetical deductions, covariance and degrees of freedom. Instead, understanding social process involves getting inside the world of those generating it’. (Orlikowski and Baroudi, 1991)<br />
  9. 9. Sample<br />Sample size: from rural areas of Thailand<br />The North, the North East, the Central, and the South <br />Four universities<br />Participants: about 220<br />Healthcare professional students 200<br />Lecturers (12)<br />Administrators (4)<br />Webmasters (4)<br />
  10. 10. Research Tools<br />Questionnaires<br />Interviews<br />Group Discussions<br />
  11. 11. Research Method<br />
  12. 12. Analysis<br /><ul><li>Descriptive Statistics
  13. 13. Inferential Statistics
  14. 14. SEM (Structure Equal Method)</li>

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