Perception of Dental Students of Karnataka on Effectiveness of E-Learning during Covid-19 Pandemic – A Questionnaire Based Survey

    Published on:December 2021
    Journal of Young Pharmacists, 2021; 13(4):429-433
    Original Article | doi:10.5530/jyp.2021.13.102
    Authors:

    Nikethana Dhanabal1,*, Pushpalatha Govindaraju2, Santhosh Kumar3, Roopavathi K Mrthyunjeya1, Kiran Tressa Tom1, Deepshika Pradhan1
    1Department of Periodontics, Sri Siddhartha Dental College, Sri Siddhartha Academy of Higher Education (SAHE), Tumkur, Karnataka, INDIA.
    2Sri Siddhartha Dental College, Sri Siddhartha Academy of Higher Education (SAHE), Tumkur, Karnataka, INDIA.
    3Sri Siddhartha Dental College, Sri Siddhartha Academy of Higher Education (SAHE), Tumkur, Karnataka, INDIA.

    Abstract:

    Aim: E learning has currently been used as a medium of education due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This survey was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of E learning class among the dental students of Karnataka and adding a note on their concerns regarding their future plans. Materials and Methods: A questionnaire was created with questions aiming at the effectiveness of E learning and the concerns of the students regarding their future plans using the Google docs. It was circulated among the dental students of Karnataka using various social media platforms. Results: A total of 406 students completed the survey and nearly half of the respondents (51.1%) were glad to attend online mode of digital learning (73.3%). Of all the respondents, accessibility (88%) and problems related to poor internet connection (55.1%) was not reported as an issue. However, the state of mind of the students (79.9%), psychological stress (72.6%), and the lack of confidence in the clinical/ practical work (83.6%) seemed to be a major concern. A significant concern regarding their future plans was observed in terms of getting a job (58.3%), overseas studying (87.5%), and majority of them felt the requirement of additional training (85.5%). Conclusion: Despite good acceptance and adaptation to this new learning environment, the pandemic has shown to influence the future plans of the students.

    Key words: COVID-19, E learning, Future plans, Google docs, Questionnaire

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