MEDICAL AND DENTAL STUDENTS’ PERSPECTIVE REGARDING ONLINE EDUCATION DURING COVID-19
Keywords:COVID-19, distance education, students’ perspectives
Introduction: Online education was adopted due to the spread of COVID-19, however, student satisfaction was not assessed before it implementation. This study aims to find out the opinions of students and their perspective regarding online education.
Material & Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on a population of 372 students of 7 medical and dental colleges. A convenient sampling method was used and data was collected through an online questionnaire over a period of around 2 weeks.
Results: There was a significant difference (p=.005) regarding perspectives between medical and dental students. There was a difference (p=.007) but not significant among the students of different professional years regarding perspective. However, the maximum number of students showed a positive perspective. There was no significant difference (p=.663) among the different age groups of the participants. There was a significant difference (p=.000) between genders regarding perspectives. Female showed a positive perspective.
Conclusion: Overall students were satisfied with the online learning system.