Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2022, Volume: 15, Issue: 18, Pages: 892-898
S Meenakshi1*, N Raghunath2, Sumukh3, Ramith Ramu4
1Department of Prosthodontics, JSS Dental College and Hospital, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysuru - 570015, Karnataka, INDIA
2Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial orthopedics, JSS Dental College and Hospital,
JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Karnataka, Mysuru - 570015, INDIA
3Department of Conservative dentistry and Endodontics, JSS Dental College and Hospital, JSS
Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysuru - 570015, Karnataka, INDIA
4Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, School of Life Sciences, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysuru570015, Karnataka, INDIA
Email: [email protected]
Received Date:06 December 2022, Accepted Date:23 March 2022, Published Date:25 May 2022
Objectives: An observational research was conducted on second-year BDS students to assess the students’ early experiences with online teaching approaches and their usefulness during the pandemic. Method: A total of 250 second-year BDS students from several dental colleges in the state of Karnataka, India participated in the study to assess their formative experiences with online teaching methods. The questionnaire was created with Google forms which comprised largely of closed-ended questions along with some open-ended ones. The research was carried out for a month after the start of online education. The data were analyzed via the histogram and pie chart visualizations in Google form responses. Results: The results showed that online instruction had been very effective due to its flexibility and interactiveness. However, the vast majority of dental students (more than 80%) thought that online education reduced their direct contact with patients, therefore limiting their practical experience/skills. Conclusion: The research depicts the importance of online teaching methods for dental students for them to keep up with their studies. It also demonstrates how this structure restricts their practical experience and skills.
Keywords: COVID-19; Classroom-teaching; Dental Education; E-learning; Online Education
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Published By Indian Society for Education and Environment (iSee)
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