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CATEGORY: ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 15-16

Attitude and perception of dental students towards computer-mediated learning during COVID-19 pandemic in Central India


Index Institute of Dental Sciences, Indore, India

Date of Web Publication8-Jan-2021

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DOI: 10.4103/0972-4052.306430

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Makker R. Attitude and perception of dental students towards computer-mediated learning during COVID-19 pandemic in Central India. J Indian Prosthodont Soc 2020;20, Suppl S1:15-6

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Makker R. Attitude and perception of dental students towards computer-mediated learning during COVID-19 pandemic in Central India. J Indian Prosthodont Soc [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Jan 21];20, Suppl S1:15-6. Available from: https://www.j-ips.org/text.asp?2020/20/5/15/306430



Introduction: Due to the emergence of COVID-19 pandemic, educational institutions were ordered to be closed to protect the students from viral exposure. The mode of teaching had to be shifted from face-to-face to digital learning to complete the prescribed syllabi in a stipulated time period according to the academic calendar. This study aimed to assess the attitude and perception of undergraduate dental students towards computer-mediated teaching during COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.

Methodology: A questionnaire study was conducted online using Google Forms among undergraduate students of dental colleges in Central India. After obtaining Ethical clearance, students were informed about the purpose of the study in the welcome screen and those giving consent completed the questionnaire. A standard pre-tested questionnaire in English was used, which consisted of 3 parts. The first part recorded the demographic data, the second part evaluated the learning and the third part assessed the attitude of the students to computer-mediated learning.

Result: Most of the students (above 80%) believed the modern education is inconceivable without computer technology. However, less than 25% believed that such teaching can substitute traditional way of learning. Those with advanced skills in computers reported to have better experience with computer-mediated learning (p<0.05).

Conclusion: Dental education involves both theoretical and practical training. Due to the present situation, the theoretical training is continuing using computer technology. The practical training is severely disturbed. It is important to understand how students are coping with teaching during the pandemic. Further studies are required to make recommendation and develop methods so the students are trained well during this crisis situation which may not revert for a long time.








 

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