Perception Of E-Learning In Medical Students Of Fatima Jinnah Medical University
Keywords:E-learning, Covid 19, medical students
Introduction: In the modern era, advancing information technology is leaving an impact on the educational system as well wherein classroom learning is being replaced by e-learning. This type of learning is a part of formal educational system in many institutions around the globe. HEC is emphasizing the implementation of e- learning in formal education, thus perception of students about e learning need to be known.
Aims & Objectives: To determine the perception of medical students of FJMU regarding e-learning. All institutions throughout world had to shift to online learning during COVID- 19 pandemic. This new online system is challenging for many students. The current study was planned to know the perception of medical students of FJMU about e- learning.
Place and Duration of Study: This was a descriptive cross-sectional study that took place in FJMU, Lahore and duration of study was 2 weeks in August 2021.
Material & Methods: The study was conducted on 377 medical students of 1st and 2nd year MBBS. Nonprobability purposive sampling technique was employed. A predesigned and pretested questionnaire was administered to the students in August 2021. Data was analyzed by SPSS 23 and frequency % was calculated for quantitative variables as perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use and e learning stressors were calculated.
Results: Mean age of students were 19.4 years, with range of 18-22 years and all were females. Majority (85%) used mobile phones for e-learning. 72.6% of the students preferred face to face learning over e-learning. Major stressors included inadequate IT skills, lack of motivation and poor internet connections.
Conclusion: Medical students of FJMU didn’t prefer e- learning over face to face learning.
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