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Odontol.sanmarquina (Impr.) ; 26(4): e26176, oct.-dic. 2023.
Article in Spanish | LILACS-Express | LILACS | ID: biblio-1551417


El presente artículo tiene como objetivo conocer la percepción de los estudiantes de odontología sobre su proceso de aprendizaje bajo el contexto de la virtualidad. Para ello se realizó la búsqueda de artículos científicos, artículos de revisión y tesis publicadas desde el año 2020 hasta el 2023. Las bases de datos de donde se recopilaron los estudios fueron: Pubmed/MEDLINE, Scopus, SciELO, y Google Académico. Las opiniones de los estudiantes fueron positivas en su mayoría. Los aspectos positivos de la virtualidad se relacionaron a la flexibilidad de horarios, ahorro de tiempo y gastos extras; así mismo indicaron que resulta ser una manera didáctica de llevar las asignaturas teóricas. Por otro lado, los aspectos negativos se vincularon a las asignaturas clínicas y de laboratorio, señalaron que su proceso de aprendizaje durante la pandemia fue deficiente en estas materias. Sin embargo, algunos estudios demostraron que la virtualidad es una buena alternativa complementaria para los estudiantes de preclínica, debido a que los prepara para abordar al paciente con mayor confianza y seguridad. Se puede concluir que la virtualidad es un buen aliado en el aprendizaje de educación dental, algunos de los estudiantes alientan a que esta modalidad continúe a través del tiempo, sobre todo en cursos teóricos y preclínicos. La virtualidad puede seguir siendo parte de la educación dental en nuestro país, pero de ello también depende de las estrategias y metodologías de enseñanza que lo acompañen.

The objective of this article is to know the perception of dental students about their learning process under the context of virtuality. For this purpose, a search was carried out for scientific articles, review articles and theses published from 2020 to 2023. The databases from which the studies were compiled were: Pubmed/MEDLINE, Scopus, SciELO, and Google Scholar. The opinions of the students were mostly positive. The positive aspects of virtuality were related to the flexibility of schedules, time savings and extra expenses; They also indicated that it turns out to be a didactic way of carrying out the theoretical subjects. On the other hand, the negative aspects were linked to clinical and laboratory subjects; they indicated that their learning process during the pandemic was deficient in these subjects. However, some studies have shown that virtuality is a good complementary alternative for preclinical students, because it prepares them to approach the patient with greater confidence and security. It can be concluded that virtuality is a good ally in learning dental education; some of the students encourage this modality to continue over time, especially in theoretical and preclinical courses. Virtuality can continue to be part of dental education in our country, but it also depends on the teaching strategies and methodologies that accompany it.

Article | IMSEAR | ID: sea-220778


The COVID-19 pandemic has caused signicant changes in daily life, with many countries implementing quarantines and transitioning to online learning. As the vaccine is not expected to be available before 2021, online learning has become an inevitable option. Despite EFL/ESL teachers expressing favorable attitudes towards online instruction, there is a need to motivate them to return to universities for face-to-face instruction following the pandemic. This research aims to identify the factors that could encourage EFL/ESL teachers to resume traditional classroom instruction in Iranian universities. It is crucial to provide teachers and students with a safe learning environment equipped with the necessary tools and procedures, as their motivation is a key component of successful teaching and learning. The study calls for collaborative efforts from all concerned parties to raise awareness about the importance of boosting motivation to return to universities after the COVID-19 crisis

Article | IMSEAR | ID: sea-218014


Background: The COVID-19 pandemic forced many institutions to unexpectedly adopt online learning methods to teach their students. As students’ perspectives are vital to be understood to determine whether any teaching learning method is optimum for implementation, we conducted a questionnaire-based study of students of a medical college. Aims and Objectives: The objective of this research study was to gain a better understanding of problems concerned with online learning methods. Materials and Methods: Undergraduate 1st year medical students of four different medical colleges of India were the participants. After ethical committee permission, responses were invited for a Google form’s questionnaire. Students were asked in detail about their choices. Results: Most students preferred the offline mode of study over the online mode. Majority of students preferred to keep their own camera off during online lectures. Biochemistry subject was considered comparatively easier and Anatomy was considered difficult to learn in online mode compared to offline mode. Few students felt comfortable with online learning of more than 5 h daily. Concentration in classes was deemed more difficult for online classes and majority of students felt a lack of motivation in online learning. Conclusions: Institutes using the online mode of learning need to address student’s problems before they mandate certain rules like keeping students’ videos on. Lack of motivation and screen fatigue are common problems among students which needs to be addressed by counseling or mentoring if necessary. Subject specific preferences of students need to be taken care of.

Indian J Physiol Pharmacol ; 2023 Mar; 67(1): 64-72
Article | IMSEAR | ID: sea-223980


Objectives: Web-based learning is becoming a newly accepted standard in education, more so with COVID-19 pandemic. To use technology to redesign learning experiences, a blend of synchronous and asynchronous approaches was used wherein the routine lectures through MS Teams (synchronous) were integrated with an online learning management system (LMS), ‘Moodle’ (modular object-oriented dynamic learning environment) based, four-quadrant approach (asynchronous). We aimed to determine the student’s engagement, performance and perception of the new online LMS. Materials and Methods: All 170 students of the 1st year MBBS of batch 2020 were enrolled in the course. A module was developed for teaching ‘Physiology of Vision’ with this blended approach. Along with routine online lectures through Microsoft Teams, supplementary materials in the form of multimedia presentations and additional links to useful websites were provided through online LMS. The online activity of students was recorded and assessments were done. A feedback form was filled out by students at the end of the course. Results: A significant positive correlation of examination scores with individual student’s activity logs and significantly better scores in top Moodle users along with significantly higher marks in Moodle-based modules than in other modules confirmed the value of Moodle in improving student performance. Overall feedback from students was clearly in favour of implementing Moodle as a complementary tool to traditional teaching. Conclusion: Moodle improved the quality of learning. It developed interest and motivation among students and has a positive impact on academic outcomes.

Indian J Med Ethics ; 2023 Mar; 8(1): 32-38
Article | IMSEAR | ID: sea-222719


Medical ethics education along with attitude and communication training has been incorporated into the regular MBBS curriculum in India from 2019, so as to encourage a caring and communicative approach by doctors towards patients. It would be important to understand the relevance of the educational module in the form of cases to ensure an optimal learning process for future students and doctors in the making. We selected three cases and conducted online debates among small groups of second year MBBS students. Students submitted narratives and their reflections after discussing each case and gave overall feedback. Our findings suggested that the students recognised the complexity of taking decisions when presented with ethical dilemmas and appreciated the opportunity to voice opposing views. The online platform was effective and may be considered in the future as a medium to help integrate discussions on medical ethics alongside clinical work.

Ciênc. Saúde Colet. (Impr.) ; 28(2): 537-546, fev. 2023. tab
Article in Portuguese | LILACS-Express | LILACS | ID: biblio-1421162


Resumo A pandemia da COVID-19 exigiu a reestruturação dos modelos educacionais nas universidades, incluindo a rápida transição para o ensino remoto. Realizamos uma pesquisa qualitativa com o objetivo de compreender a percepção de professores universitários sobre os efeitos da pandemia da COVID-19 para a rotina de trabalho e para a saúde dos docentes de uma universidade pública no estado de São Paulo. Foram realizadas entrevistas semiestruturadas com 17 docentes de cursos de graduação das ciências humanas, biológicas e exatas, entre agosto e setembro de 2020. As entrevistas foram gravadas e transcritas na íntegra. Da análise de conteúdo, quatro categorias temáticas emergiram: (1) mudanças na rotina de trabalho e seus impactos, incluindo a adaptação ao trabalho remoto e dificuldade em estabelecer limites entre trabalho e rotina pessoal; (2) alterações na dinâmica entre professor/alunos e possibilidade de repensar a prática docente; (3) relação dos docentes com a universidade, o processo de tomada de decisões, suporte para a transição ao ensino remoto e preocupações com a qualidade do ensino; e (4) angústias e medos relacionamos à pandemia que se somaram aos estressores do trabalho. Os resultados ressaltam a necessidade de ações direcionadas à gestão educacional, às dinâmicas comunicacionais e à saúde mental.

Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic required the restructuring of educational models, including the rapid transition from face-to-face to remote education. The aim of this qualitative research was to understand the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on undergraduate professors' work and health at a public university in the state of São Paulo. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 17 undergraduate faculty of humanities, biological and exact sciences form August to September 2020. The interviews were recorded and transcribed. From the content analysis, four thematic categories emerged: (1) changes in the work routine and their impacts, including adjustment to remote work and the difficulties in establishing boundaries between work and their personal life; (2) changes in the dynamics between faculty and students and the possibility of rethinking teaching practice; (3) the relationship between faculty and the university with emphasis on the decision-making process, support for the transition to remote teaching, and concerns about the quality of teaching; and (4) anguish and fears related to the pandemic that added to the set of work-related stressors. Our findings showed that actions towards the communicational dynamics, as well as actions towards faculties' mental health should be implemented.

Chinese Journal of Medical Education Research ; (12): 1121-1126, 2023.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-991484


Objective:In order to improve the staff's ability to deal with public health emergencies, a third-class hospital in Beijing has made efforts to improve the emergency response ability of all staff members to achieve zero infection, and to carry out vocational training and assessment of all staff.Methods:The instructional system design (ISD) model system is used to design the training course. The online learning, electronic examination paper assessment and on-site training of people in the hospital were analyzed by Excel and SPSS 22.0.Results:After training, the average scores of trainees increased from 84 points to 100 points, and the average answering time was shortened from 308 s to 179 s. There were differences in the assessment scores before and after training for personnel with different professional titles, and there were differences in the assessment scores before and after training for personnel between different departments.Conclusion:In case of public health emergency, it is necessary to train and assess the whole staff. The application of ISD model is helpful to make training plan quickly. The application of online learning assessment is the first effective way of emergency training.

Philippine Journal of Nursing ; : 59-65, 2023.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-1004948


@#Educators must be able to conscientiously assess their learners' readiness for online learning to achieve an effective and relevant delivery of education. Studies suggest that the extent of emotional intelligence contributes to the readiness for online learning of nursing students. Also, emotional intelligence can be a preventative factor in traversing the path to online learning during the global health crisis. The aim of the study is to assess nursing students' readiness for online learning and emotional intelligence. In addition, it seeks to identify the association between readiness in online learning and emotional intelligence. The study utilized a descriptive-quantitative survey method, including 174 nursing students from a selected local university offering nursing program in the National Capital Region. The data gathering was conducted during the 24th to 27th of March 2020 or during the 2nd week of Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ). The study adapted and modified the emotional intelligence scale by Hyde et al. (2002) and the Tool for Online Learning Success (TOOLS) by Kerr et al. (2006). The tools were pre-tested with reliability test results of 0.949 and 0.892, respectively, showing acceptable reliability. Then, data was gathered using an online gathering instrument and statistically analyzed using SPSS Version 24. The findings of the study suggest that nursing students are highly mindful of their academic skills (m=3.870) and independent learning (m=3.767). For the EI of the participants, based on the ten domains, the high scores are on emotional stability (m=4.929), self-development (m=4.989), and integrity (m=4.198). In addition, there was a significant relationship between emotional intelligence and readiness for online learning of nursing students, specifically on computer skills (r=0.318; p<0.001), academic knowledge (r=0.675; p<0.001), and independent learning (r=0.750; p<0.001). Assessing the emotional intelligence of nursing students and their readiness for online learning gives the academic institution an overview of the feelings, emotions, and capabilities of students. It creates a guide for any actions which involve the students.

Emotional Intelligence , Students, Nursing
Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences ; : 89-96, 2023.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-998122


@#Introduction: The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly changed the learning environment for medical students and affected their academic achievement. This study aims to determine the student’s clinical competency, learning environment, and its associated factors during the primary care medicine posting amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: This is a cross-sectional study among medical students who had completed primary care medicine posting during the COVID-19 pandemic. Data on socio-demographic, posting characteristics, and students’ learning environment using the Dundee Ready Educational Environment Measure (DREEM) questionnaire and their objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) marks were collected. Independent t-test was used to compare DREEM scores between face-to-face and online groups. Multivariate analysis was used to determine factors associated with clinical competency and DREEM scores with p <0.05 considered significant. Results: A total of 205 students were recruited. Only 9.8% failed OSCE. Face-to-face teaching delivery (OR=3.61, 95 CI =1.03,11.30), face-to-face precept method (OR=1.24, 95 CI =1.12,12.51) and integrated curriculum (OR=5.23, 95 CI =1.03,26.47) were associated with good clinical competency. The total mean DREEM score was 72.94 (SD 28.8), with 89.3% having poor DREEM scores. Students who received face-to-face teaching scored higher in the Student’s Perceptions of Teacher domain compared to online teaching (p =0.036). Conclusion: Face-to-face teaching is preferred for good clinical competence and a learning environment. The impact of experiential learning was huge in our study, and it cannot be replaced by online learning. Furthermore, retraining teachers will improve the online learning experience for the students.

Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences ; : 138-144, 2023.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-996940


@#Introduction: The COVID-19 pandemic has precipitated a rapid shift of learning and education from traditional means to digital platforms. This paper aims to examine the impact of online learning on digital engagement and digital-related health symptoms among university students one year into the coronavirus pandemic. Methods: Data was collected through a self-administered online questionnaire after ethical approval. The questionnaire was adapted from the previously published Lifestyle Study in Youth Questionnaire. Through the questionnaire, the perception of students toward online learning was probed and recorded. Digital engagement and digital-related health symptoms were compared before and during the COVID-19 lockdown. Results: The majority (97.5%) of respondents preferred face-to-face learning. The time spent on digital devices was 1.8 times higher during COVID-19 than before the COVID-19 lockdown (t-test = -18.86, p<0.0001). The total hours of sleep were reduced during COVID-19 lockdown (0.6 hours lesser) (t-test = -3.92, p<0.0001). The Wilcoxon Signed Ranks Test revealed significant changes in digital-related health symptoms (15 out of 17) due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Digital eye strain, dry eye syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, and upper quadrant postural and muscle strain emerged (p<0.05). Conclusion: Most university students favoured face-to-face learning compared to online learning. There was a two-fold rise in digital engagement during the COVID-19 lockdown. As a result, it has seemed to translate into reduced sleeping hours. The short-term impact of the coronavirus pandemic on digital-related health symptoms amongst university students was apparent. The long-term effects require further investigations to facilitate fact-based decision-making.

Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences ; : 123-129, 2023.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-996938


@#Introduction: Hand Hygiene is an essential method to preclude infections in all healthcare environments. Education is essential to advance hand hygiene performance amongst nurses and nursing students. The aim is to find out the usefulness of a self-paced online hand hygiene course on the knowledge, attitude and practice of nursing students by evaluating student performance in post-tests. Methods: The study employed a quasi-experimental design in which data were collected using two questionnaires from undergraduate nursing students and they were exposed to interactive lectures and online activities related to risks, benefits, and key recommendations for hand hygiene. The following two surveys were used, Hand Hygiene Knowledge Questionnaire for Health-Care Workers; and Handwashing Assessment Inventory. Data were collected through pre-post tests. Results: Nurses reported a significant change for the better in hand hygiene comprehension, attitude, and performance of hand hygiene behaviours. The present study revealed a significant increase in hand hygiene knowledge belief, attitude, and outcomes among university students after participating in the training intervention. The majority of participants in the pretest rated their knowledge level as poor. Conclusion: Interactive training and online learning courses on hand hygiene could be used to influence the beliefs, attitudes and behaviours of students to bring about the desired change in hand hygiene practice.

Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences ; : 125-134, 2023.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-988707


@#Introduction: During the Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, online learning has become an important strategy in the implementation of nursing education, in order to prevent the SARS-CoV-2 transmission in the education sector. This study aimed to assess: (i) the correlation between self-efficacy and psychological distress; (ii) the correlation between self-efficacy and online learning readiness; and (iii) the correlation between psychological distress and online learning readiness among nursing students in Indonesia. Methods: The cross-sectional study was conducted from October until December 2020, and involved 500 nursing students from 3 universities in Yogyakarta, Indonesia who were recruited using consecutive sampling methods. The instruments used in this study were: 1) the 10-item Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K-10) to assess the psychological distress, 2) Online Learning Self-Efficacy Scale (OLSES) to assess online learning self-efficacy, and 3) Student Online Learning Readiness (SOLR) to assess online learning readiness. Spearman’s rank test was used to analyze the correlation between online learning self-efficacy, psychological distress, and online learning readiness. Results: Most of the nursing students (70.6%) had psychological distress ranging from mild to severe distress. The self-efficacy had an inverse correlation with psychological distress (Rho=-0.488, p=0.001). Contrarily, self-efficacy was positively correlated with online learning readiness (Rho=0.708, P=0.001). Psychological distress was inversely correlated with online learning readiness (Rho=-0.423, p=0.001). Conclusion: Online learning self-efficacy and psychological distress are significantly correlated with online learning readiness. Strategies to increase self-efficacy and ameliorates psychological distress, such as appropriate online learning training, adequate technical assistance, and psychological support were required to improve students’ online learning readiness.

Textos contextos (Porto Alegre) ; 22(1): 43247, 2023.
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1425898


O artigo analisa as páginas dos sites de sete instituições brasileiras que oferecem cursos de Serviço Social a distância e que são acessíveis à população de Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brasil. Os dados revelam que as principais estratégias de promoção dos cursos centram-se em aspectos econômicos como valor da mensalidade, oportunidades de bolsas de estudo e oferecimento de descontos. O pouco espaço para apresentação do currículo e da formação profissional sinaliza um distanciamento do projeto ético-político do Serviço Social brasileiro, comprometido com uma educação laica, gratuita, crítica e de qualidade

The paper aims at examining the pages of the websites of seven Brazilian institutions that offer online Social Work courses, which are available to the population of Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The data show that the main strategies for promoting the courses focus on economic aspects such as tuition fees, discounts and scholarship opportunities. The little space for the presentation of the curriculum and professional training signals a distance from the ethical-political project of the Brazilian Social Service, committed to a secular, free, critical and quality education

Social Work , Universities , Education, Distance , Commodification , Education
Investig. enferm ; 25: 1-16, 20230000. a.5 Tab
Article in English | LILACS, BDENF, COLNAL | ID: biblio-1517425


Objective: Exploring nursing students' perceptions and experiences of online learning during the COVID-19 Pandemic with a mixed method. Methods: A mixed method was used and obtained ethical approval from IRB. Quantitatively 419 nursing students' perceptions were assessed using a valid and reliable Likert scale of 37 items with a Google Forms survey. Qualitatively 5 focus group discussions (6 to 8 students each) of 60 to 90 minutes from 5 respective Nursing Schools were conducted via zoom and recorded. Codes were generated using MAXQDA analytics Pro 2022 version 22.2.1. Results: 276 (65.87 %) students agreed self-discipline is necessary for online learning. 267 (63.72 %) students strongly agree that online classes reduce travel expenses. Gender had no influence on perception. Younger students showed more positive perception than older students. Senior BSN students showed positive perception compared to RN students, and associations are statistically significant at <0.001. Thematic analysis led to the following themes. Some preferred online learning due to its "flexibility" "convenience" and "access to recorded sessions". Others preferred face to face: online learning is "good for theory only", but for practical sessions face to face interactions is necessary, "sense of isolation", "no student interaction", "less student- faculty interaction". Barriers identified were "internet connectivity issues", "electricity issues" and "technological issues". Facilitators were "convenience", "reduced cost in transportation", "saves time" and opportunity to become "tech savvy". Conclusion: Online classes are suitable for theoretical aspects but require face to face interaction for practical components.

Objetivo: explorar las percepciones y experiencias de los estudiantes de enfermería sobre el aprendizaje en línea durante la pandemia por COVID-19 con una metodología mixta. Método: se utilizó un método mixto y se obtuvo la aprobación ética del IRB. Cuantitativamente se evaluaron las percepciones de 419 estudiantes de enfermería utilizando una escala de Likert válida y fiable con 37 ítems a través de una encuesta en Google Forms. Desde el punto de vista cualitativo, se llevaron a cabo y se grabaron 5 debates de grupos focales (de 6 a 8 estudiantes cada uno) con una duración de 60 a 90 minutos en las 5 escuelas de enfermería respectivas. Los códigos se generaron utilizando MAXQDA analytics Pro 2022 versión 22.2.1. Resultados: 276 (65,87 %) estudiantes están de acuerdo en que la autodisciplina es necesaria para el aprendizaje en línea. 267 (63,72 %) estudiantes están totalmente de acuerdo en que las clases en línea reducen los gastos de desplazamiento. El género no influyó en la percepción. Los estudiantes más jóvenes mostraron una percepción más positiva que los de más edad, los estudiantes BSN senior mostraron una percepción positiva en comparación con los estudiantes RN; las asociaciones son estadísticamente significativas a <0,001. El análisis temático dio lugar a los siguientes temas. Algunos prefirieron el aprendizaje en línea por su "flexibilidad", "comodidad" y "acceso a sesiones grabadas". Otros prefirieron el aprendizaje presencial: el aprendizaje en línea es "bueno solo para la teoría", pero para las sesiones prácticas es necesaria la interacción presencial, "sensación de aislamiento", "no hay interacción entre estudiantes", "hay menos interacción entre estudiantes y profesores". Los obstáculos identificados fueron "problemas de conectividad a Internet", "problemas de electricidad" y "problemas tecnológicos". Los facilitadores fueron la "comodidad", el "menor coste de transporte", el "ahorro de tiempo" y la oportunidad de adquirir "conocimientos tecnológicos". Conclusiones: Las clases en línea son adecuadas para los aspectos teóricos, pero requieren interacción presencial para los componentes prácticos.

Objetivo: explorar as percepções e experiências dos alunos de enfermagem sobre o aprendizado on-line durante a pandemia da COVID-19 - um método misto. Métodos: foi usado um método misto e obteve-se aprovação ética do IRB. Quantitativamente, as percepções de 419 estudantes de enfermagem foram avaliadas usando uma escala Likert válida e confiável com 37 itens por meio de uma pesquisa no Google Forms. Qualitativamente, 5 discussões de grupos focais (6 a 8 alunos cada) com duração de 60 a 90 minutos das respectivas 5 escolas de enfermagem foram conduzidas via zoom e gravadas. Os códigos foram gerados usando o MAXQDA analytics Pro 2022 versão 22.2.1. Resultados: 276 (65,87 %) alunos concordaram que a autodisciplina é necessária para o aprendizado on-line. 267 (63,72 %) alunos concordam fortemente que as aulas on-line reduzem as despesas de viagem. O gênero não influenciou a percepção. Os alunos mais jovens demonstraram uma percepção mais positiva do que os alunos mais velhos, os alunos de BSN sênior demonstraram uma percepção positiva em comparação com os alunos de RN, e as associações são estatisticamente significativas em <0,001. A análise temática levou aos seguintes temas. Alguns preferiram o aprendizado on-line devido à sua "flexibilidade", "conveniência" e "acesso a sessões gravadas", enquanto outros preferiram o presencial: o aprendizado on-line é "bom apenas para a teoria", mas para as sessões práticas são necessárias interações presenciais, "sensação de isolamento", "falta de interação com os alunos", "menos interação entre alunos e professores". As barreiras identificadas foram "problemas de conectividade com a Internet", "problemas de eletricidade" e "problemas tecnológicos". Os facilitadores foram: "conveniência", "custo reduzido de transporte", "economia de tempo" e oportunidade de se tornar "conhecedor de tecnologia". Conclusão: As aulas on-line são adequadas para os aspectos teóricos, mas exigem interação presencial para os componentes práticos.

J. Phys. Educ. (Maringá) ; 34: e3434, 2023. tab
Article in English | LILACS-Express | LILACS | ID: biblio-1528868


ABSTRACT The covid-19 pandemic in some countries has been declared over. Learning activities began to be transferred face-to-face as before. However, online learning that lasted for almost 2 years certainly left unforgettable memories. During the pandemic, physical education (PE) teachers have become one of those who feel the heavy impact of teaching online. The objective of this study is to explore the online teaching experience of PE teachers. The variable on this research is the difficulties perceived by PE teachers while delivering lesson during pandemic. This research is qualitative research that uses a narrative analysis design. A total of 8 PE teachers from junior and senior high school is being involved in the study. We delivered semi-structured interviews to explore the experiences of teachers during online teaching in the pandemic era. The experience contained in this article is related to problems that are commonly encountered by teachers in Indonesia when implementing online learning. It is argued that most problem are coming from student's side. However, they admitted that teacher also set drawbacks on online learning through limitations on computing skill, poor learning design, and low adaptation on migrating the course from offline to online. This research has the potential to help identify crucial strategies for utilizing ICT and digital technologies in blended teaching settings.

RESUMO A pandemia de covid-19 em alguns países foi declarada encerrada. As atividades de aprendizagem começaram a ser transferidas presencialmente, como antes. Porém, o aprendizado online que durou quase 2 anos certamente deixou lembranças inesquecíveis. Durante a pandemia, os professores de educação física (EF) tornaram-se um dos que mais sentiram o forte impacto do ensino online. O objetivo deste estudo é explorar a experiência de ensino online de professores de EF. A variável desta pesquisa são as dificuldades percebidas pelos professores de EF ao ministrarem das aulas durante a pandemia. Esta pesquisa é uma pesquisa qualitativa que utiliza um desenho de análise narrativa. Um total de 8 professores de educação física do ensino fundamental e médio estão envolvidos no estudo. Realizamos entrevistas semiestruturadas para explorar as experiências dos professores durante o ensino online na era da pandemia. A experiência contida neste artigo está relacionada com problemas que são comumente encontrados pelos professores na Indonésia ao implementarem a aprendizagem online. Argumenta-se que a maioria dos problemas origina-se do lado do aluno. No entanto, os professores também admitiram que criaram desvantagens na aprendizagem on-line através de limitações nas competências informáticas, no design de aprendizagem e limitada adaptação na migração do curso de off-line para on-line. Esta investigação pode então ser utilizada por professores e partes interessadas para maximizar a aprendizagem em antecipação à possível pandemia que se aproxima.

Health SA Gesondheid (Print) ; 28(NA): 1-7, 2023. figures, tables
Article in English | AIM | ID: biblio-1518428


Background: COVID-19 made it mandatory for Namibian education institutions to transition from traditional face-to-face classroom learning to online learning. Minimal time was available to prepare nursing students to adopt this model of learning, which subsequently influenced their learning experiences. Aim: The aim of the study was to explore and describe nursing students' experiences regarding their preparedness to migrate to online learning during the COVID-19 lockdown at a public university in Namibia. Setting: Semi-structured interviews were conducted in English at the public university in Kavango East, Namibia. Methods: A qualitative approach utilising an exploratory and descriptive design was used. Convenience sampling and a semi-structured interview guide was used to assess the experiences of undergraduate nursing students. Data saturation was achieved after 15 interviews. ATLAS.ti 8 software assisted with management of data that was analysed inductively following the six steps of thematic analysis. Results: The following themes emerged from analysis of the data: (1) students' readiness to migrate to online learning; (2) challenges faced by nursing students during the migration to online learning; and (3) strategies to support the transition from face-to-face to online learning. Conclusion: The study's findings show that the student nurses were unprepared for online learning due to lack of skills and the ability to use technology to navigate online learning platforms. Access to online learning was also hampered by poor Internet connectivity and unreliable electronic devices. Contribution: These findings may be used to develop targeted interventions and strategies to mitigate challenges faced during transition from face-to-face to online learning.

Humans , Male , Female , Students, Nursing , Education, Distance , Pandemics , COVID-19 , Health Education
J. Public Health Africa (Online) ; 14(12): 1-11, 2023. figures, tables
Article in English | AIM | ID: biblio-1530762


Background: The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa (AFRO) has developed a comprehensive capacity development programme to support the successful implementation of the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response 3 rd edition Technical Guidelines (IDSR). As part of the learning program, a series of asynchronous online courses are offered on Open WHO in English, French and Portuguese. This paper describes the use of five IDSR online courses and reports on feedback received from learners on Course 1 in the English series. Methods: An online learner survey was developed, and a descriptive analysis was conducted. This paper also reports on use related empirical metadata from the Open WHO platform. Results: Overall, learners (97%-n/N) of Course 1 IDSR English series indicated a positive perception toward their online learning experience because of the quality of course content, its organization, ease of use and relevance to their workplace needs. In addition, 88% (n/N) of learners reported that they had used their acquired knowledge at least sometimes and 54.4% (n/N) had shared their learning with others. Lastly, the quiz analyses showed an average of right answers of 78.97% for quiz 1 and 69.94% for quiz 2. Conclusion: Online learning is an essential component of a blended capacity development programme and provides cost effective, equitable and impactful learning. Learners who have a learning goal and find their needs met in courses tend to show more satisfaction and motivation to share their learning.

Humans , Male , Female
Curationis ; 46(1)2023.
Article in English | AIM | ID: biblio-1413631


Background: E-learning is becoming an important approach to teaching and learning in higher education institutions, including nursing training. Despite that, there are students who were never introduced to e-learning prior to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Their challenges in relation to e-learning could differ from those of other students who had experienced the platform before, especially against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic that brought an abrupt change in the approach to teaching, learning and assessment. Objectives: This study explored and described university nursing students' challenges in relation to e-learning during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in a resource-constrained setting. Method: Qualitative exploratory and contextual design was used. The sample consisted of 17 participants who were conveniently selected, and data were collected by means of two focus groups and five individual interviews. Data analysis followed a qualitative content analysis process. Results: The five categories emanated from analysis are e-learning mode not suitable for practical components, challenges related to assessment of learning, connectivity issues, e-learning is a lonely journey and computer illiteracy and limited skills for the use of e-learning. Conclusion: Nursing students' challenges regarding e-learning during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic related to the learning of practical components, assessment, connectivity, a lack of interaction with peers and a lack of the skills required to operate e-learning tools.

Pandemics , Data Analysis , COVID-19 , Students, Nursing , Teaching , Education, Distance
Article | IMSEAR | ID: sea-225614


The disruptions caused by COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected the assessment component of the undergraduate medical curriculum. The lack of physical ascertainment of the learning outcomes has forced the medical educators across the world to adopt online modes of assessment. Though multiple options like true / false, short answers and viva were available, the most common tool for many was multiple choice questions as they could be arranged according to the cognitive hierarchy of Miller’s pyramid. The present study was undertaken to analyze the effect of incorporating images while framing MCQs for online anatomy assessment among first year medical students. The study was planned in a quasi-controlled design where a batch of 150 students were subjected to a set of 40 multiple choice questions (20 text based and 20 image based MCQs). The questions were designed following Ebel and Frisbie guidelines of MCQs and validated by three investigators independently. Three cycles of assessments were conducted, and the scores were analyzed. At the end of 3 cycles of assessment feedback was taken from the students regarding this method of assessment. The performance of students was better in image based MCQs compared to traditional MCQs in all regions. Upon documenting the percipience, students had felt that image based MCQs were interesting, improved their clinical reasoning skills, lateral thinking abilities and quest for learning applied anatomy. Thus, we postulate that image based MCQs could be considered as better assessment tool in the era of online learning

Article | IMSEAR | ID: sea-219146


Introduction: With the rise of the COVID‑19 pandemic, digital learning has been implemented in medical colleges across India to continue the ongoing medical education. Anatomy is the basis of medical science and is best learned through offline classes that allow students to experiencethe texture of structures and handling of specimens. During this pandemic period, cadaveric dissection was not used to study anatomy. The aim of this study was to learn about students’ attitudes regarding virtual teaching and learning in anatomy, as well as the problems they may confront. MaterialsandMethods: Adescriptive cross‑sectional study was conducted in the department of anatomy among the 50 1st‑year MBBS students of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rajkot in April 2021. Google Forms were used to obtain informed consent from students. Prevalidated questionnaires were given online to the students and responses were noted and descriptive statistical data was derived from the analysis. Results: About 37 (74%) respondents found traditional classes are better than online teaching. Majority preferred to attend anatomy practicals offline with safety precautions. About 17 (34%) showed interest in prerecorded videos. About 35 (60%) students faced social isolation as an impact of online learning. Technical issues and distractions were the key problems faced while learning anatomy online. Conclusion: Prerecorded videos of the practicals are helpful in teaching anatomy practicals, and can be used in future to ensure an unbroken, continuous, and effective delivery of medical education