Assessing the effectiveness of online learning in anatomy among first MBBS students during COVID-19

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Author Details : Chandragirish S*, Mahesh V , Shashank K J

Volume : 8, Issue : 2, Year : 2021

Article Page : 145-148

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Background: From last few decades there are many changes are taking place in the field of medical education moving from traditional method to more towards online/ e-learning method using internet. The advent of electronic devices like mobile, i- pad, laptops and explosion of social media technology provides opportunities for learners to create their own personalised learning experience.
Objective: To asses the effectiveness of online learning in Anatomy among first MBBS students during COVID-19.
Materials and Methods: A Cross sectional study was conducted among 120 MBBS First year medical students for a period of 6 months (May 2020 to November 2020) at Chamarajanagara Institute of Medical Sciences, Chamarajanagara. Informed consent was obtained from all the students prior to the start of the study. The online classes were conducted due to covid-19 lockdown in our institution from May 2020 as per the guidelines from RGUHS.
Results: In the study majority of students had concentration time of 30 min (71.7%), majority of them opined that there as moderate disturbance during online class (53.3%), majority of them opined that they had moderate internet or network issues (53.3%), majority of them used mobile phone for online class (70%). In the study overall effectiveness of online teaching in anatomy among 1 year students was 61.7% and 38.3% opined that it was not effective.
Conclusion: The study concludes that online classes were not so effective as students encountered lot of technical problems, reduced attention span, low motivation and lesser understanding in the concepts of subject thought.

Keywords : Anatomy, Online learning, Internet, Medical students, Offline.

How to cite : Chandragirish S, Mahesh V, Shashank K J, Assessing the effectiveness of online learning in anatomy among first MBBS students during COVID-19. Indian J Clin Anat Physiol 2021;8(2):145-148

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Received : 17-06-2021

Accepted : 23-06-2021

Available online : 06-07-2021

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