Designing the netiquette model in the virtual education of medical students of Mashhad University of Medical

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Educational Sciences and Educational Management, Mashhad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad, Iran

2 Department of Internal Medicine and Surgery Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center, University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran


Introduction:Lack of familiarity with netiquette or virtual professionalism will be considered a problem for each of the two key elements of the educational system(teacher and student)will lead to misunderstandings and sometimes behaviors that are far from their dignity.The aim of this study is to design the netiquette model in the virtual education of medical students.
Method:At first by reviewing the literature on the subject and library studies,the dimensions and components related to the subject were extracted and then to design the conceptual model of the research using the Delphi research method and an expert panel,the most important dimensions and components of Netiquette were determined.The statistical community included 15experts who were selected in relation to the research topic.
Results:the Netiquette model was finalized with 10dimensions and 31components.The dimensions in the Netiquette variable include setup,evaluation and Netiquette rules and in the e-learning variable it includes technology,education,management,user interface design,ethical,organizational and evaluation.The criteria for accepting each component was its placement in the 3rd to 4th quartile.In this regard according to the agreement,there is no need to continue the Delphi process.
Conclusion: In the virtual education of the University of Medical Sciences, one of the ways to prevent the occurrence of many disorders in communication between professors and students is to familiarize them with the Netiquette process. Lack of familiarity with netiquette in cyberspace will overshadow activities such as educational design and content editing