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Satisfaction of IIUM medical students towards online learning and its facilitating factors

Zamani, Muhammad Razin and Razman, Amalia Izzati and Shaik Mohd Nizam, Nur Alia Iman and Ahmad Ashhar, Muhammad Ikmal Arif and Ahmad Haridan, Ahmad Zhareff Emir and Nor Azlan, Nur Khairunnisa and Mohamad, Mohammad Muaz and Shahrir, Shahida Athirah and Anuar, Muhammad Ashraf Fithri and Johari, Muhammad Luqman ‘Afif and Zulkifli, Ahmad Najmi Abid and Abdullah, Muhammad Haikal and Mohd Azani, Muhammad Adam and Mohd Radzuan, Hazulin and Abd. Rahim, Nour El Huda and Saharudin, Shahida and Wan Omar, Wan Fatein Nabeila (2021) Satisfaction of IIUM medical students towards online learning and its facilitating factors. In: International Undergraduate Medical Research Conference 2021, 2 - 3 November 2021, Virtual (ZOOM). (Unpublished)

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The declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic on 11th March 2020 has left a significant mark on the global education ecosystem. The transition from conventional to online learning is challenging for the administrators, teachers and students. The purpose of this study is to determine the satisfaction towards online learning and its facilitating factors among medical students in the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). We conducted a cross-sectional study among first- and second-year medical students in IIUM from July to August 2021. The study protocol has been approved by the institutional research committee (Research ID 735). We asked the participants to complete a web-based self-administered Online Learning Experience Questionnaire (OLEQ) and rated the items using the 4 and 5-Likert scales. We used IBM SPSS Statistics 26 (IBM, New York) to describe and analyse the data. We received 50% (n=77) and 59% (n=80) responses from first- and secondyear medical students respectively. In general, the satisfaction of the students towards online learning was positive (mean 2.84-3.87 out of 4). In both cohorts, access to information and learning material scored the highest satisfaction followed by interaction with teachers. Meanwhile, the topmost factor facilitating online learning was being encouraged to take responsibility for their learning [4.11 (0.82) out of 5] followed by electronic communication with the teacher [3.92 (0.91)]. We found a positive association between the satisfaction score towards online learning and the facilitating factors score (r=0.635, p<0.001). In a nutshell, we can see that the IIUM medical students’ satisfaction towards online learning was positive and this could be attributed to the facilitating factors. This finding could be useful for policy-makers and administrators in education to focus on these factors to keep the system relevant in this current pandemic situation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 6245/93830
Subjects: Q Science > QP Physiology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA790 Mental Health. Mental Illness Prevention
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Basic Medical
Kulliyyah of Medicine
Depositing User: Dr Hazulin Mohd Radzuan
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2021 08:37
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2021 08:37
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/93890

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