A study of student’s and faculty’s perceptions of online learning during the pandemic
Author(s): Dr. Guruprasad KG
Abstract:Background: During COVID-19, education has been shifted into the techno-economic culture. The shift should associate with plans to reduce this shift’s impact on the normal learning process. The change to online in higher education entails reshaping our view regarding higher education, including institutions and students’ needs. For instance, theoretical courses can be taught online. In contrast, the practical courses should be conducted face to face to ensure best teaching practices in monitoring and guiding students. So we were not sure of the perception of the faculty and students so this study puts in an effort to find the student’s and faculty’s perceptions of online learning during the pandemic. This is a very important study because as we know this Medical course is very much practically oriented.
Aims and Objectives: To study the student’s and faculty’s perceptions of online learning during the pandemic.
Materials and Methods: This study was done in Index Medical College, hospital and Research Centre, Index City, Indore, Madhya Pradesh. The study was done in two phases. The study was done from Feb 2021 to April 2021. A set of validated questionnaire was given to the students and teachers. 150 students MBBS phase 3 students were requested to participate in this study after taking written consent. All staff who were involved in the teaching of these students (n=30) were also asked to fill in a questionnaire to understand their perceptions.
Results: There is a significant difference between the teachers and the student’s perception scores.
Conclusion: The results of the present study show that online teaching can effectively supplement regular offline teaching.