Suzan S Ibrahim1, Radwa R Hussein2, Yasmine Fouad2 and Doaa Adel-Khattab2*
1Professor at Department of Oral Medicine, Periodontology and Diagnosis, Faculty of Dentistry, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
2Lecturer at Department of Oral Medicine, Periodontology and Diagnosis, Faculty of Dentistry, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
*Corresponding Author: Doaa Adel-Khattab, Lecturer at Department of Oral Medicine, Periodontology and Diagnosis, Faculty of Dentistry, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.
Received: December 10, 2021; Published: January 07, 2022
Background: COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of online learning and assessment in higher education system. The aim of the current research was to evaluate staff member’s educational perception towards implementing E-learning teaching and assessment during the COVID-19 era.
Material and Methods: A cross-sectional questionnaire was distributed to a sample of dental staff members in different universities. The questions included participant’s demographic data, perceptions of online course preparation regarding time, complexity and quality, virtual classroom environment, and online assessment, technical support and finally the intellectual property.
Results: 222 dental staff members participated in this study, the responders were predominantly females (73.8%), the age range were from 20 to above 60. Majority of participants work in public (73.8%) and 26% in private universities. 79% agreed that using information and communication technologies (ICTs) saves educators and student’s time, 57.7% of responders agreed that developing an online course is not complicated, 46.3% finds adequate time to develop it. Almost half of the participants agreed that online teaching does not take more time than classroom teaching. However, only 27.73 thinks assessment methods are appropriate for the virtual classroom environment. Most of responders have concerns about intellectual property and teaching online. There was a high degree of satisfaction with the quality of the content of courses. However, less satisfaction with the interaction with students in virtual classes.
Conclusions: This multicenter study concluded that E-learning is essential in dental education during the COVID-19 pandemic Era and has saved the current academic year from suspension.
Keywords: COVID-19; Pandemic; E-learning; Online Assessment
Citation: Susan Ibrahim., et al. “COVID-19 Pandemic and Subsequent Demand for E-learning: Insights of Dental Educators’ Perspective”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 6.2 (2022): 60-67.
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