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A nationwide survey of online teaching strategies in dental education in China.
J Dent Educ. 2021 Feb; 85(2):128-134.JD

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

Due to the time and cost effectiveness, online teaching has played a significant role in the provision of education and has been a well-accepted strategy for higher education in the world. The aim of this study was to survey the current online undergraduate education status in dental medicine in mainland China during the critical stage of the COVID-19 outbreak, as well to provide a better understanding of practicing this learning strategy for the improvement and development of dental education.

METHODS

For the cross-sectional survey, recruitment emails regarding to the implementation of online education were sent to 42 dental colleges and universities in mainland China between March and April 2020.

RESULTS

Ninety-seven percent of the respondents have opened online courses during COVID-19 pandemic in China, 74% of which chose live broadcast as the major teaching way. As compared with theoretical courses, fewer specialized practical curriculums were set up online with a lower satisfaction from students in most dental schools. For the general evaluation of online learning from students of different dental schools, the "online learning content" received the highest support, while the "interaction between teachers and students" showed the lowest satisfaction. Most schools reported that the difficulty in assurance of students' learning motivation was the main problem in online education.

CONCLUSIONS

Our findings indicate the necessity and efficacy of the overall online teaching for dental education during the epidemic that can be further improved with the education model and pedagogical means to boost the informationization of dental education for future reference.

Authors+Show Affiliations

West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32954532

Citation

Wang, Kun, et al. "A Nationwide Survey of Online Teaching Strategies in Dental Education in China." Journal of Dental Education, vol. 85, no. 2, 2021, pp. 128-134.
Wang K, Zhang L, Ye L. A nationwide survey of online teaching strategies in dental education in China. J Dent Educ. 2021;85(2):128-134.
Wang, K., Zhang, L., & Ye, L. (2021). A nationwide survey of online teaching strategies in dental education in China. Journal of Dental Education, 85(2), 128-134. https://doi.org/10.1002/jdd.12413
Wang K, Zhang L, Ye L. A Nationwide Survey of Online Teaching Strategies in Dental Education in China. J Dent Educ. 2021;85(2):128-134. PubMed PMID: 32954532.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A nationwide survey of online teaching strategies in dental education in China. AU - Wang,Kun, AU - Zhang,Linglin, AU - Ye,Ling, Y1 - 2020/09/20/ PY - 2020/06/06/received PY - 2020/08/31/revised PY - 2020/09/05/accepted PY - 2020/9/22/pubmed PY - 2021/2/11/medline PY - 2020/9/21/entrez KW - dental education KW - dental schools KW - massive open online courses KW - nationwide survey KW - online teaching SP - 128 EP - 134 JF - Journal of dental education JO - J Dent Educ VL - 85 IS - 2 N2 - OBJECTIVES: Due to the time and cost effectiveness, online teaching has played a significant role in the provision of education and has been a well-accepted strategy for higher education in the world. The aim of this study was to survey the current online undergraduate education status in dental medicine in mainland China during the critical stage of the COVID-19 outbreak, as well to provide a better understanding of practicing this learning strategy for the improvement and development of dental education. METHODS: For the cross-sectional survey, recruitment emails regarding to the implementation of online education were sent to 42 dental colleges and universities in mainland China between March and April 2020. RESULTS: Ninety-seven percent of the respondents have opened online courses during COVID-19 pandemic in China, 74% of which chose live broadcast as the major teaching way. As compared with theoretical courses, fewer specialized practical curriculums were set up online with a lower satisfaction from students in most dental schools. For the general evaluation of online learning from students of different dental schools, the "online learning content" received the highest support, while the "interaction between teachers and students" showed the lowest satisfaction. Most schools reported that the difficulty in assurance of students' learning motivation was the main problem in online education. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings indicate the necessity and efficacy of the overall online teaching for dental education during the epidemic that can be further improved with the education model and pedagogical means to boost the informationization of dental education for future reference. SN - 1930-7837 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32954532/A_nationwide_survey_of_online_teaching_strategies_in_dental_education_in_China_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/jdd.12413 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -