Urvi Shah, Dhwani Ranveria*, Hiren Patel, Haren Pandya, Hitesh Dewan and Bijal Bhavsar
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Dharmasinh Desai University, Nadiad, Gujarat, India
*Corresponding Author: Dhwani Ranveria, Lecturer, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Dharmasinh Desai University, Nadiad, Gujarat, India.
Received: June 26, 2021; Published: July 28, 2021
Background: Dental education has more or less relied upon traditional classroom teaching where a face to face interaction exists amongst educators and students. However, emergence of worldwide pandemic due to covid-19 as declared by WHO in January 2020 has necessitated the need of social distancing. Consequently, all the education institutes have faced a dire situation of conducting the studies online via virtual classrooms, dentistry being no exemption.
Material and Method: To analyze the impact of e learning among dental students a survey was carried out amongst undergraduate students of various dental colleges. Structured questionnaire was prepared in Google form including 15 questions and circulated amongst them. The collected data was tabulated using Microsoft excel. After that relevant Chi-square test was performed and the results were analyzed. Some results are shown in absolute percentages.
Results: In our study 78.4% dental students found virtual classrooms helpful for study during this covid-19 era.
Conclusion: Practical knowledge is utmost important in dentistry though when everything was shut down and social distancing was of great necessity for the sake of survival of individuals virtual classrooms were found helpful. Well-structured implementation of virtual study is essential to be incorporated in dental curriculum for better synchronous format that is formulated keeping the best interest of students in mind.
Keywords: Transition; E-Learning; Dental Students; Covid-19
Citation: Dhwani Ranveria., et al. “Is Transition to E-Learning Effective amongst Dental Students during Covid-19 Era??”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 5.8 (2021): 128-134.
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