About the Journal
The growth and development of modern societies depend on their growth and academic excellence. The transfer of scientific findings, research and information exchange between universities are determining factors in the development and scientific and cultural promotion and a stepping stone for reaching of self-sufficiency. Electronic learning is growing rapidly worldwide, especially in the field of continuing higher education and human resources development and is overcoming traditional face-to-face methods of education. Likewise, Iran has also been influenced by this trend in higher education. With respect to the country’s twenty-year plan, more attention is being paid to issues such as globalization, development, education, technology, and globally constructive interaction considering the national, Islamic and evolutional identity of Iran. In order to fulfill the country’s comprehensive scientific plan, Center of Excellence for e-Learning in Medical Sciences, at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, has continuously published IJVLMS (Interdiciplinary Journal of Virtual Learning in Medical Sciences) for the first time in Iran since the beginning of 2010 to enhance the knowledge, and quality of e-learning, to share scientific findings in this area with the other universities, and to offer the latest innovations.