Engaging the millennial generation student with e-learning in dentistry / Siti Mariam Ab Ghani … [et al.]

Ab Ghani, Siti Mariam and Lim, Tong Wah and Mustaza, Teh Adilla and Abu Hassan, Mohamed Ibrahim (2016) Engaging the millennial generation student with e-learning in dentistry / Siti Mariam Ab Ghani … [et al.]. International Journal on E-Learning and Higher Education, 4. pp. 114-128. ISSN 1985-8620

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Abstract

The need to move from traditional teaching and learning methods to more interactive approaches has been in high demand from the young generation of tech-savvy students. However, this move in dentistry has been very slow in Malaysia, despite the exponential growth of e-learning in other disciplines. Nevertheless, the Centre for Restorative Dentistry Studies (UiTM) is in the transformation to actively embrace the e-learning curriculum structures combined with traditional teaching methods. Three peer-reviewed e-modules were developed with each module comprised audio-visual lectures, video demonstrations and online students' assessments. The concept of flipped classroom were applied where these e-modules were uploaded to i-Learn (the university online learning portal) for students to assess at home. Questionnaires were given to assess their perception towards e-modules received. Conventional lectures (82.4%), e-modules (64.7%) and textbooks (64.7%) were reported as the most often material used by students. After the exposure to e-modules, 15 students (29.4%) suggested replacing lectures with e-modules but 36 students (70.6%) insist on having the conventional lectures combined together. Major drawbacks and students concerns (58.8%) were technical problems and the lack of direct communications with the lecturers. However, all students (100%) stated that they would continue to use the e-modules in the future and request for more in other topics. It was evidently found that the students 'perceptions to e-modules are generally positive. However, the drawbacks and their main concerns are points to be considered before further development of a comprehensive blended learning curriculum in the Faculty.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dental education, Blended learning, Restorative dentistry; E-learning
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Blended learning. Computer assisted instruction. Programmed instruction
Divisions: I-Learn Centre
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitalan 5
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2017 00:43
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 07:14
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/16125

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