RIPHAH MEDICAL, DENTAL & PHYSIOTHERAPY FACULTY EXPERIENCE WITH ONLINE EDUCATION – COVID-19 PANDEMIC

  • Amena Rahim Islamic International Medical College, Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Shazia Ali Islamic International Medical College, Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Shabana Ali Islamic International Medical College, Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Humaira Fayyaz Islamic International Medical College, Rawalpindi Pakistan
Keywords: E-learning, Faculty, Perception, COVID-19 Pandemic

Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the overall impact of using e-learning resources by Riphah faculty members in terms of their satisfaction and its usefulness for student learning.

Study Design: Cross-sectional study.

Place and Duration of Study: Conducted in Islamic International Medical College from 24th June to 28th June 2020.

Methodology: There were a total of 160 respondents of Riphah faculty of Medical College (n=100), Dental College (n=30) and Rehab Sciences (n=30).

Results: 58.8% of the faculty agreed that online education is convenient for their working and the concept of online mode of teaching was acceptable to 65.6%. Faculty -development workshops were appreciated by 60%. 70% disagreed that face-face lectures can be replaced by online lectures. Regarding Perception of student online teaching and assessment 66.9% disagreed that they are attentive during the online lectures. As far as the preparedness towards online learning was concerned 33.8% agreed that preparation for online lectures requires a lot of effort. 52.5% agreed that learning of online technologies is difficult to learn. Major challenges faced were those of network issues 56.3% lack of computer skills 64.4%. According to Kirk Patricks’ evaluation level-1 regarding the reaction of faculty 96.3% were satisfied with the faculty development program.

Conclusion: Reaction of the employees is recorded to identify aspects, which can be used to make improvements in the training programs. A very high percentage of faculty members were satisfied with the training activities and strengths and weaknesses were elaborated along with the factors, which promote and hinder the students learning activities.

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Published
2020-09-03
How to Cite
Rahim, A., Ali, S., Ali, S., & Fayyaz, H. (2020). RIPHAH MEDICAL, DENTAL & PHYSIOTHERAPY FACULTY EXPERIENCE WITH ONLINE EDUCATION – COVID-19 PANDEMIC. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal (PAFMJ), 70(2), S506-12. Retrieved from https://mail.pafmj.org/index.php/PAFMJ/article/view/5240
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