THE VIEWPOINT OF FACILITATORS AND STUDENTS ON E-LEARNING: A CROSSSECTIONAL DESCRIPTIVE STUDY IN A PRIVATE MEDICAL COLLEGE
Keywords:E-Learning, medical education, traditional teaching, environment
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to assess how well received E - learning is among students
and faculty at a medical college in terms of its challenges, successes and acceptance. METHODS: In the
month of June 2022, learners and educators at the University College of Medicine and Dentistry UCMD,
Lahore, Pakistan, participated in this quantitative study using an online questionnaire. Teachers and
undergraduate students of MBBS who were involved in E-learning were approached, out of which data was
collected from 30 educators and 256 students through convenient sampling. Students and teachers were
emailed links to the Google form containing the survey, and SPSS software was used to analyze the results.
RESULTS: 30 faculty members and 256 MBBS students took part in the study. In our survey, 84.5% of
students and 62.5% of teachers supported supplementing E-learning with traditional pedagogy in the future.
The ease of use and efficiency of online learning were significantly correlated. E-learning was rated as
being only somewhat effective by both students and teachers. Network troubles, the difficulty of completing
practical’s, the lack of a controlled atmosphere, and the student's lack of attention were the main issues that
instructors encountered when commencing sessions online. The institute’s online program received positive
feedback from more than half of the students. E-learning was rated as being only moderately convenient by
educators, compared to very convenient traditional classroom teaching. PRACTICAL IMPLICATION:
There are many possibilities for students to learn, explore, and develop. Numerous advances that increase
our productivity are brought about by new technologies. For medical students, E-learning is essential for
growth in a world filled with technological innovations. CONCLUSION: Both educators and students
adapted quickly to the online learning environment, however, there were some difficulties at first. Building
capacity in terms of talent acquisition and digitization is required to provide smooth and efficient e-learning.
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