Year : 2023 | Volume
: 12 | Issue : 1 | Page : 73-
Evaluation of Moroccan medical students' experience of online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic
Narjisse Damoun1, Youssra Amekran1, Nora Taiek1, Abdelkader Jalil El hangouche2
1 Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Tangier, Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Tangier, Morocco
2 Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Tangier, Abdelmalek Essaadi University; Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Tangier Tetouan Al Hoceima, Tangier, Morocco
BACKGROUND: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, online learning has become the main method of instruction. This study aimed to evaluate Moroccan medical students' perceptions of medical online learning experience and to list its probable related advantages and barriers.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study on 400 medical students randomly selected from the different national medical institutions was conducted. A questionnaire evaluating the online learning experience during the pandemic was distributed via institutional e-mails. Statistical analyses were carried out using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS).
RESULTS: 51.2% of students were satisfied with the online learning experience and reported several benefits including no need to travel (35.8%), cost savings (20.7%), and flexibility of home studying (32.3%). Technical issues related to the use of platforms or internet connection, limited interaction between students and their instructors, and lack of motivation were the major barriers to online learning. Moreover, results also showed a significant difference when comparing the attendance frequency between presential classes and online learning (i.e., before vs. during the COVID-19 pandemic) (P < 0.001).
CONCLUSIONS: The experience of medical online learning was reported in our study to be associated to several advantages and disadvantages. Hence, students' perceptions should be considered to evaluate and improve the quality of this instructional method for a successful and more active approaches implementation.
Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Tangier, Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Tangier
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Damoun N, Amekran Y, Taiek N, El hangouche AJ. Evaluation of Moroccan medical students' experience of online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.J Edu Health Promot 2023;12:73-73
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Damoun N, Amekran Y, Taiek N, El hangouche AJ. Evaluation of Moroccan medical students' experience of online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. J Edu Health Promot [serial online] 2023 [cited 2023 Apr 1 ];12:73-73
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