Author Details :
Volume : 9, Issue : 3, Year : 2021
Article Page : 162-166
Introduction: Due to Covid-19 pandemic, dental institutes were forced to shut down and forced to immediately switch to online learning platforms.
Objectives: This study aimed to assess the detriments of online education from the perspective of dental students in developing countries.
Materials and Methods: An online survey was distributed among dental students of India, Pakistan and Egypt through social media platforms, which assessed the developing countries’ barriers to a seamless online learning experience.
Results: Among 498 students, 30% did not have a stable internet connection to run online classes. More than half the population (51%, 257) lacked concentration during their online lectures. Most of the participants (71%, 358) expressed that their teachers required more training on how to deliver lectures adequately through online teaching platforms. All of these answers were statistically significant with a Chi-square test score of 0.001.
Results: Students of clinical years further expressed that they lacked a proper understanding of their clinical subjects at 76% (379).
Conclusions: There were numerous barriers faced by dental students in developing countries for an optimal learning experience, most prominent of which was poor communication between educators and students and a lack of a structured program for clinical sciences.
Keywords: SARS-CoV-2, Dental
How to cite : Israr Y, Adil A, Wadan Q H, Asif M, Jan N, Gillani S I, Sanad H, Perception of dental students of Pakistan, India and Egypt towards Online Education during the Covid-19 Pandemic-A multi-regional study. Int Dent J Stud Res 2021;9(3):162-166
Copyright © 2021 by author(s) and Int Dent J Stud Res. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (creativecommons.org)
Received : 12-09-2021
Accepted : 30-09-2021
Available online : 16-10-2021
PDF Downloaded: 124