Instructional Technology Adoption of Medical Faculty in Teaching

ZAYİM N., Yildirim S., Saka O.

19th International Congress of the European-Federation-for-Medical-Informatics, Geneva, Switzerland, 28 August - 01 September 2005, vol.116, pp.255-260 identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 116
  • City: Geneva
  • Country: Switzerland
  • Page Numbers: pp.255-260
  • Keywords: Medical Education, Instructional Technology, Diffusion of Innovations
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


Despite large investment by higher education institutions in technology for faculty and student use, instructional technology is not being integrated into instructions in the higher education institutions, including medical education institutions. While diffusion of instructional technologies has been reached a saturation point with early adopters of technology, it has remained limited among mainstream faculty. This study explored technology adoption patterns and perceptions of medical faculty about barriers and incentives to technology adoption in leaching. Complete data was obtained from 155 participants by using survey methodology and analyzed on the basis of theories of diffusion of innovation.