ONLINE LEARNING IN THE ERA OF COVID-19

  1. DR. SAMIA LIAQAT, SHIFA INTERNATIONAL HOSPITAL ISLAMABAD
  2. DR. FOUZIA MUNAWAR, QUAID-E-AZAM MEDICAL COLLEGE BAHAWALPUR
  3. DR. HAMMAD MOHSIN, THQ HOSPITAL KALLAR SYEDAN RAWALPINDI

Corresponding Author: Dr. Hammad Mohsin THQ Hospital Kallar Syedan Rawalpindi
drhammadmohsin1989@gmail.com
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3967418
Cite this article as: Liaqat S, Munawar F, Mohsin H, Online learning in the era of Covid-19. Int. J. Med. Dent. Allied Health Sci. 2020;2(6). 114-21

ABSTRACT: The COVID-19 pandemic has affected educational systems worldwide, leading to the near-total closures of schools, universities, and colleges. In this COVID-19 pandemic, it was seen that most of the medical institutes in Pakistan shifted towards online learning. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of online learning in medical institutes during this COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 220 medical students responded to our study. There were 123 male students (55.91%) and 97 female students (44.09%). The mean age of the students was 21.23±2.45 years. Hundred percent of the students responded that online learning is happening for the first time in out institute, 158 (71.82%) responded that they are completely satisfied with the timings of online lectures, 169 (76.82%) responded that they are comfortable about quality and clarity of lectures delivered online, 137 (62.27%) said they have sufficient opportunity to ask questions from the teachers and clear their ambiguities, 189 (85.91%) students were keen enough to complete their assignments.

Keywords: Covid-19, Online Learning, E-learning, Distance Learning