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Student perspective of classroom and distance learning during COVID-19 pandemic in the undergraduate dental study program Universitas Indonesia.
BMC Med Educ. 2020 Oct 29; 20(1):392.BM

Abstract

BACKGROUND

The COVID-19 pandemic has become a global health issue and has had a major impact on education. Consequently, half way through the second semester of the academic year 2019/2020, learning methods were delivered through distance learning (DL). We aimed to evaluate the student perspective of DL compared to classroom learning (CL) in the undergraduate dentistry study program at the Faculty of Dentistry Universitas Indonesia.

METHODS

An online questionnaire was sent at the end of the semester. A total of 301 students participated in the study.

RESULTS

Duration of study influenced student preference. Higher number of first-year students preferred DL compared to their seniors (p < 0.001). Students preferred CL for group discussion, as DL resulted in more difficult communication and gave less learning satisfaction. Only 44.2% students preferred DL over CL, although they agreed that DL gave a more efficient learning method (52.6%), it provided more time to study (87.9%) and to review study materials (87.3%). Challenges during DL included external factors such as unstable internet connection, extra financial burden for the internet quota and internal factors such as time management and difficulty to focus while learning online for a longer period of time.

CONCLUSION

Despite some challenges, dental students could adapt to the new learning methods of full DL and the majorities agreed blended learning that combined classroom and distance learning can be implemented henceforth. This current COVID-19 pandemic, changes not only the utilization of technology in education but the pedagogy strategies in the future.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Dental Education Unit, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia. Department of Oral Biology, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia.Dental Education Unit, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia. Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia.Department of Preventive and Public Health Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia.Department of Oral Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia.Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia.Dental Education Unit, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia. rpuspitawati2013@gmail.com. Department of Oral Biology, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia. rpuspitawati2013@gmail.com.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

33121488

Citation

Amir, Lisa R., et al. "Student Perspective of Classroom and Distance Learning During COVID-19 Pandemic in the Undergraduate Dental Study Program Universitas Indonesia." BMC Medical Education, vol. 20, no. 1, 2020, p. 392.
Amir LR, Tanti I, Maharani DA, et al. Student perspective of classroom and distance learning during COVID-19 pandemic in the undergraduate dental study program Universitas Indonesia. BMC Med Educ. 2020;20(1):392.
Amir, L. R., Tanti, I., Maharani, D. A., Wimardhani, Y. S., Julia, V., Sulijaya, B., & Puspitawati, R. (2020). Student perspective of classroom and distance learning during COVID-19 pandemic in the undergraduate dental study program Universitas Indonesia. BMC Medical Education, 20(1), 392. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-020-02312-0
Amir LR, et al. Student Perspective of Classroom and Distance Learning During COVID-19 Pandemic in the Undergraduate Dental Study Program Universitas Indonesia. BMC Med Educ. 2020 Oct 29;20(1):392. PubMed PMID: 33121488.
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