Experience of Bangladeshi Dental Students towards Online Learning during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Web-Based Cross-Sectional Study

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Islam, Md Irteja, Jahan, Shah Saif, Chowdhury, Mohammad Tawfique Hossain, Isha, Samia Naz, Saha, Arup Kumar, Nath, Sujan Kanti, Jahan, Mohammed Shahed, Kabir, Md. Humayun, Apu, Ehsanul Hoque, Kabir, Russell and Siddika, Nazeeba. 2022. "Experience of Bangladeshi Dental Students towards Online Learning during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Web-Based Cross-Sectional Study." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 19 (13). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19137786
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Experience of Bangladeshi Dental Students towards Online Learning during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Web-Based Cross-Sectional Study

ERA Journal ID44293
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsIslam, Md Irteja, Jahan, Shah Saif, Chowdhury, Mohammad Tawfique Hossain, Isha, Samia Naz, Saha, Arup Kumar, Nath, Sujan Kanti, Jahan, Mohammed Shahed, Kabir, Md. Humayun, Apu, Ehsanul Hoque, Kabir, Russell and Siddika, Nazeeba
Journal TitleInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Journal Citation19 (13)
Article Number7786
Number of Pages13
Year2022
PublisherMDPI AG
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
ISSN1660-4601
1661-7827
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19137786
Web Address (URL)https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/13/7786
Abstract

Background: During the COVID-19 pandemic, dental education institutions throughout the world experienced significant challenges, including a quick shift to an online learning paradigm. Since the pandemic has had a considerable impact on dental education, this research evaluated the perspectives and attitudes towards online learning among undergraduate dental students in Bangladesh.

Methods: The research was conducted through a cross-sectional method using self-administered online questionnaires. The questionnaire included information on the students’ sociodemographic status, their views, and their attitudes about the changes in the educational system, specifically regarding online learning. The study gathered data from 952 undergraduate students from 14 dental institutions in Bangladesh.

Results: The results suggested that 87.5% of all the students were unsatisfied with their online programs. Most of the respondents who expressed dissatisfaction with their online classes were female, did not receive assistance in overcoming barriers to accessing the classes or materials (64.23%), did not have access to the institutional online-learning management system (OLMS) (67.35%), and did not have access to the online course materials (71.43%). The students considered that the shift to online learning failed to provide quality clinical teaching.

Conclusions: The lack of an OLMS was found to be linked with dissatisfaction with online learning among Bangladeshi dental students during the COVID-19 outbreak. Additionally, insufficient time allocation and a lack of support through online training were found to be strongly correlated with the students’ discontent. The overall findings highlight the need to develop and implement effective online dentistry educational interventions to promote academic advancement and key practical skills.

KeywordsBangladesh; COVID-19; dental students; LMIC; online learning
Contains Sensitive ContentDoes not contain sensitive content
ANZSRC Field of Research 20203903. Education systems
FunderUniversity of Health Sciences Lahore
Byline AffiliationsLibrary Services
University of Sydney
Centre for Health Research
Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom
Department of Dental Public Health, Bangladesh
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Department of Science of Dental Materials, Bangladesh
Michigan State University, United States
University of Michigan, United States
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