Huda Abbas, Misbah Ul Qamar, Sadia Bashir, Ali Sarfraz

Perceptions of Medical Students’ about E-Learning during Covid- 19

Huda Abbas, Misbah Ul Qamar, Sadia Bashir, Ali Sarfraz



Aim: Medical student’s outlook about implementation of E-Learning in Covid-19 

Methodology: A cross-sectional study was at Quiad-e-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur on undergraduate medical students from March 2021 to August 2021. Self-administered online questionnaire was used to obtain the perception of medical students about E-learning, effects of this pandemic on medical education and implementation problems of E-learning in Pakistan. E mail and other electronic social media including Face Book, WhatsApp and Instragram were availed to broadcast the questionnaire. 

Results: Out of 218 respondents, the majority (71.9%) agreed the closure decision of college to prevent the lives from rapid spread of pandemic. 64% students considered E-Learning best available solution during lockdown. E-Learning initiative has a close connection with the residence and opinion regarding this program. Students faced limited connection and bandwidth, new and unfamiliar process of learning, limited technical help, inflexible time despite problems in connection during online examination and unavailable advantage of face to face learning facilities.   

Conclusion: Majority of students took E-learning positively. But it becomes challenging due to unavailability of essential required electric technology for students.  

Key words: E learing, medical students, covid-19

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