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Students' and lecturers' perspective on the implementation of online learning in dental education due to SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19): a cross-sectional study.
BMC Med Educ. 2020 Oct 09; 20(1):354.BM

Abstract

BACKGROUND

On account of physical distancing measures, universities worldwide are strongly affected by SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). Thus, the dental school of Justus-Liebig-University Giessen (Germany) transferred the established "face-to-face" learning to online learning in the spring term 2020. The aim of this study was to assess the students' and lecturers' perspectives on the implementation of online learning due to COVID-19, using a questionnaire survey.

METHODS

After the online period, all students and lecturers were asked to fill out an online questionnaire containing evaluative statements regarding handling, didactic benefit, motivation, and overall assessment. Furthermore, the questionnaire for lecturers contained additional aspects regarding knowledge gain in terms of providing online learning. Besides that, students and lecturers were asked for the amount of online learning in the future curriculum (independent of COVID-19). Data were subjected to regression analysis and T-test (p < .05).

RESULTS

36.8% of students preferred "face-to-face" learning instead of sole online learning. An increase of know how concerning online teaching was observable for lecturers. Both, students and lecturers, want to keep up with online courses in the future curriculum. However, in terms of the optimal amount of online learning a significant difference between students' and lecturers' perspective was observed. While students suggested 53.2% (24.9) (mean (standard deviation)) lecturers only stated 38.6% (21.5).

CONCLUSIONS

Within the limitation of this study, students' and lecturers' showed a predominantly positive perspective on the implementation of online learning, providing the chance to use online learning even beyond COVID-19 in the future curriculum.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Prosthodontics, Dental Clinic, Justus Liebig University, Schlangenzahl 14, 35392, Giessen, Germany. maximiliane.a.schlenz@dentist.med.uni-giessen.de.Department of Prosthodontics, Dental Clinic, Justus Liebig University, Schlangenzahl 14, 35392, Giessen, Germany.Department of Prosthodontics, Dental Clinic, Justus Liebig University, Schlangenzahl 14, 35392, Giessen, Germany.Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Dental Clinic, Justus Liebig University, Schlangenzahl 14, 35392, Giessen, Germany.Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Dental Clinic, Justus Liebig University, Schlangenzahl 14, 35392, Giessen, Germany.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

33036592

Citation

Schlenz, Maximiliane Amelie, et al. "Students' and Lecturers' Perspective On the Implementation of Online Learning in Dental Education Due to SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19): a Cross-sectional Study." BMC Medical Education, vol. 20, no. 1, 2020, p. 354.
Schlenz MA, Schmidt A, Wöstmann B, et al. Students' and lecturers' perspective on the implementation of online learning in dental education due to SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19): a cross-sectional study. BMC Med Educ. 2020;20(1):354.
Schlenz, M. A., Schmidt, A., Wöstmann, B., Krämer, N., & Schulz-Weidner, N. (2020). Students' and lecturers' perspective on the implementation of online learning in dental education due to SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19): a cross-sectional study. BMC Medical Education, 20(1), 354. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-020-02266-3
Schlenz MA, et al. Students' and Lecturers' Perspective On the Implementation of Online Learning in Dental Education Due to SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19): a Cross-sectional Study. BMC Med Educ. 2020 Oct 9;20(1):354. PubMed PMID: 33036592.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Students' and lecturers' perspective on the implementation of online learning in dental education due to SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19): a cross-sectional study. AU - Schlenz,Maximiliane Amelie, AU - Schmidt,Alexander, AU - Wöstmann,Bernd, AU - Krämer,Nobert, AU - Schulz-Weidner,Nelly, Y1 - 2020/10/09/ PY - 2020/07/02/received PY - 2020/09/28/accepted PY - 2020/10/10/entrez PY - 2020/10/11/pubmed PY - 2020/10/21/medline KW - COVID-19 KW - Coronavirus KW - Dental education KW - Dental lecturers KW - Dental students KW - Dentistry KW - Online learning KW - Questionnaires SP - 354 EP - 354 JF - BMC medical education JO - BMC Med Educ VL - 20 IS - 1 N2 - BACKGROUND: On account of physical distancing measures, universities worldwide are strongly affected by SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). Thus, the dental school of Justus-Liebig-University Giessen (Germany) transferred the established "face-to-face" learning to online learning in the spring term 2020. The aim of this study was to assess the students' and lecturers' perspectives on the implementation of online learning due to COVID-19, using a questionnaire survey. METHODS: After the online period, all students and lecturers were asked to fill out an online questionnaire containing evaluative statements regarding handling, didactic benefit, motivation, and overall assessment. Furthermore, the questionnaire for lecturers contained additional aspects regarding knowledge gain in terms of providing online learning. Besides that, students and lecturers were asked for the amount of online learning in the future curriculum (independent of COVID-19). Data were subjected to regression analysis and T-test (p < .05). RESULTS: 36.8% of students preferred "face-to-face" learning instead of sole online learning. An increase of know how concerning online teaching was observable for lecturers. Both, students and lecturers, want to keep up with online courses in the future curriculum. However, in terms of the optimal amount of online learning a significant difference between students' and lecturers' perspective was observed. While students suggested 53.2% (24.9) (mean (standard deviation)) lecturers only stated 38.6% (21.5). CONCLUSIONS: Within the limitation of this study, students' and lecturers' showed a predominantly positive perspective on the implementation of online learning, providing the chance to use online learning even beyond COVID-19 in the future curriculum. SN - 1472-6920 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/33036592/Students'_and_lecturers'_perspective_on_the_implementation_of_online_learning_in_dental_education_due_to_SARS_CoV_2__COVID_19_:_a_cross_sectional_study_ L2 - https://bmcmededuc.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12909-020-02266-3 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -