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IIUM dental students' perspective on implementation of online learning and the impact on academic performances during COVID 19 pandemic

Yaakop, Siti Zakirah and Sabaznur, Nurina and Ichwan, Solachuddin J. A. and Lestari, Widya and Ismail, Azlini and Sukotjo, Cortino (2022) IIUM dental students' perspective on implementation of online learning and the impact on academic performances during COVID 19 pandemic. In: 11th Dental Students' Scientific Conference, 28 March 2022, Kulliyyah of Dentistry, International Islamic University Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Introduction: COVID-19 pandemic caused all universities in Malaysia to stop face-to-face learning and practical sessions for dental students and continued with the online learning. The aim of this study was to assess International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) dental students’ perspectives on the implementation of online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on academic performance. Materials and Methods: To assess students’ perspectives regarding online learning, an online questionnaire containing evaluative statements regarding handling, didactic benefit, motivation and challenges of online learning was distributed to all IIUM dental students. The impact of online learning on academic performance was assessed by comparing the students' results of Professional Exams for the years 2018/2019 (data before online learning implementation) and 2019/2020 (data after online learning implementation). The data were analyzed using SPSS version 26.0. Results: 249 IIUM dental students involved in answering the questionnaire. Based on the mean score range, students gave positive responses towards management and benefits of online learning. Most statements in domain motivations scored neutral. From domain challenges, students showed that they faced some difficulties during online learning. Comparison between examination results showed significant improvement in Oral Biology (Year 1), Microbiology and Pharmacology (Year 2) subjects after implementing online learning. Dental Material (Year 2) and GMGS (Year 3) subjects showed declines in mean score while other subjects showed no significant difference. Conclusion: Despite some challenges, students showed positive responses towards some aspects of online learning. Implementation of online learning had both positive and negative impacts on academic performances.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 97691/5731
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19, Online learning, Students’ perspective, Academic performance, Dentistry, Dental
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Dentistry
Kulliyyah of Dentistry > Department of Fundamental Dental and Medical Sciences
Depositing User: DR. AZLINI ISMAIL
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2022 14:45
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2022 14:55
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/97691

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