Learning Satisfaction Among Students Of A Higher Learning Institution For E-Learning Mode Of Teaching During Covid-19 Pandemic

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Waheed Ahmad Baig , Naveed Ahmed , Othman Abdulaziz Alfahad , Khaldoun Khayyat , Nafis Haider , Zechariah Jebakumar Arulanantham


Background: During the pandemic situation of COVID-19, the majority of institutions were facing challenges in the teaching, and learning process. This impact hampered the quality of education globally. Most of the academic institutions shifted to the E-learning mode for the fulfilments of teaching and learning. However, due to a lack of available resources and direct contact with students, it is not possible to manage every academic institution. This study was conducted to evaluate the satisfaction of e - teaching and learning among students during the COVID-19 at Prince Sultan Military College of Health Sciences, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

 Methods: A Course Evaluation Survey was conducted during the academic year 2020-2021 among the students of Prince Sultan Military College of Health Sciences, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. For this study, a self-administered online-based questionnaire was used through College Survey Management Information system.

 Results: For this survey, 1160 students of Prince Sultan Military College of Health Sciences responded to the online survey questionnaire. Nearly 40.08 % was strongly agreed, 41.55 was only agreed, 4.05 was undecided, 7.5% disagreed, and 5.55% strongly disagreed with E-learning during COVID 19 lockdown situation. The satisfaction towards initial instructions, instructors, punctuality, course material relevance, activity during the course, and desirability of assessments was strongly agreed upon by the students. However, it was relatively higher in males than in females. Least number of respondents 5% were not satisfied with the above criteria.

 Conclusions: the majority of students viewed E-learning favourably. However, numerous obstacles operate as a deterrent to using electronic technologies in medical education. Better technology will improve the satisfaction of the students with the e-mode of the learning process.

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